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1793 Kentucky map, Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division

Kentucky

Statehood: 1 June 1792
15th state of the United States

Bordering states:
North: Indiana, Ohio
South: Tennessee
East: Virginia, West Virginia
West: Illinois, Missouri

Capital: Frankfort

Largest city: Louisville

Map: Kentucky, 1793
(click map to enlarge)
Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division

Counties: Original counties as listed in the 1792 Kentucky Constitution, Schedule, Sect. 3: Bourbon, Jefferson, Fayette, Lincoln, Madison, Mason, Mercer, Nelson, and Woodford. Kentucky County Creation Dates and Parent Counties. Counties in 2020: 120.

Resources

Personal Library

Commonwealth of Kentucky

The Kentucky Encyclopedia, John E. Kleber, editor, 1992.
Violence in the Black Patch of Kentucky and Tennessee, Suzanne Marshall, 1994.

Christian County

All Bones Be White, Judith G. Shearer Yates, 2011.
All Bones Be White, Judith G. Shearer Yates, 2011. Historical fiction. Trials of Cassy, Squire, and John Miller regarding murder of Phenaty Gray Miller.
County of Christian, Kentucky, William Henry Perrin, 1884.
County of Christian, Kentucky, William Henry Perrin, 1884.
Also available online
Hopkinsville and Christian County Historic Sites, Gibbs and Torma, Kentucky Heritage Commission, 1982.

Trigg County

Cemeteries of Cadiz and Trigg County, Kentucky, Sumner, Fortner, Metts, Morris, 2008.
Statistical Handbook of Trigg County, Kentucky, The Gateway to the Jackson Purchase in Kentucky and Tennessee, Vol. 3, Eurie Pearl Wilford Neel, 1961.
Trigg County, Kentucky Veterans, Trigg County Historical and Preservation Society, 2002.

Virtual Libraries

Commonwealth of Kentucky

Historic Families of Kentucky,
Thomas Marshall Green, 1889

History of Kentucky (The), from its earliest discovery and settlement, to the present date, Z. F. Smith, 1895

Kentucky. A history of the state, embracing a concise account of the origin and development of the Virginia colony, J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin, G C. Kniffin, 1885

Calloway County

Bible records of Calloway County and adjoining counties, The Calloway County Genealogical Society, 1971

Christian County

Counties of Christian and Trigg, Kentucky : historical and biographical, William Henry Perrin, 1884

History (A) of Christian County Kentucky from Oxcart to Airplane, Charles Mayfield Meacham, 1930

Marriage records of Christian County, Kentucky, 1795-1825, Elizabeth Prather Ellsberry

Hopkins County

Hopkins County, Kentucky Records, Vol. V, cemetery lists and church rolls, Evelyn May Cook, 1977

Pike County

Pike County, Kentucky 1821-1987 Historical Papers Number Six, May, Eldon; Hobbs, Dorcas; Kelly, Claire; May Ruth; Editors, 1987

Trigg County

Cemetery Records of Land Between the Lakes (Betwixt the Rivers), Judith Ann Beam, 1974

Institutions, Societies, and Government Websites

1792 Kentucky Constitution

Eastern Kentucky University: Encompass

The Filson Historical Society

Kentucky Ancestors
(Kentucky Historical Society publication)

Kentucky Archives Record Requests

Kentucky County Formation Chart

Kentucky Genealogical Society

Kentucky Historical Society

Kentucky Secretary of State: Kentucky County Formations

Kentucky Secretary of State: Land Office Services Index

Kentucky Virtual Library

Kentucky Vital Records Index,
University of Kentucky

Lexington Public Library Kentucky Room Digital Archives

Murray State University Digital Commons

Register of the Kentucky Historical Society
(Kentucky Historical Society publication)

ScholarWorks at Morehead University

University of Kentucky, Explore UK

University of Louisville Digital Content

Revolutionary War Warrants Database, Kentucky Secretary of State

Western Kentucky University Department of Library Special Collections

Additional Websites

“Early Kentucky Land Records, 1773-1790,” Neal O. Hammon, Genealogy Trails

Kentucky Gravestone Project

KyGenWeb: Hopkins County

“Hopkins County Through Time,” The Messenger, Madisonville

Western Kentucky History and Genealogy

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Christian, Hopkins and Trigg Counties Newspapers

Library abbreviations

HOP: Hopkinsville Library,
Hopkinsville, Kentucky
FIL: Filson Historical Society,
Louisville, Kentucky
KHS: Kentucky Historical Society,
Frankfort, Kentucky
UKY: University of Kentucky,
Lexington, Kentucky
KNP: Kentucky Newspapers Project,
Lexington, Kentucky
WKU: Western Kentucky University,
Bowling Green, Kentucky
MUR: Murray State University,
Murray, Kentucky


MOR: Morehead State University,
Morehead, Kentucky
AAS: American Antiquarian Society,
Worcester, Massachusetts
BPL: Boston Public Library,
Boston, Massachusetts
LOC: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
NYH: New York Historical Society,
New York New York
HPA: Commonwealth Library Bureau of State, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
TXS: Texas State Library, Austin, Texas

PaperCountyCityPublishedLibrary (Dates Vary)DigitizedDigitized dates
Hopkinsville GazetteChristianHopkinsville  1835-184?AAS, FIL, KHS, LOC, UKY  
Canton ObserverTriggCanton1850s   
Cadiz Weekly ObserverTriggCadiz1850s   
Weekly OrganTrigg 1850s-?   
YoetanTriggCanton, then Mayfield1857-?   
The Dollar Weekly SouthernerChristianHopkinsville  1860-?UKY, WKU  
The Union DemocratTriggCanton, then Cadiz1861-1861   
Hopkinsville ConservativeChristianHopkinsville  1866-187?KHS, NYH  
The Kentucky TimesHopkinsMadisonville1868-1871TXS  
Trigg County DemocratTriggCadiz1870-?AAS, BPL, NHS  
Madisonville TimesHopkinsMadisonville1871-1888AAS, NHS, TXS  
Hopkinsville DemocratChristianHopkinsville  1876-1879AAS  
South KentuckianChristianHopkinsville  1879-1883 CA, NP, NA, KD18 Feb 1879- 30 Oct 1883
Kentucky TelephoneTriggCadiz1880-1898   
Kentucky New EraChristianHopkinsville    NP1880-1884
Daily South KentuckianChristianHopkinsville  1881-? CA, NP, NA, KD1 Oct 1884- 3 Oct 1885
Semi-weekly South KentuckianChristianHopkinsville  1883-1889 CA, NP, NA, KD9 Nov 1883- 8 Jan 1889
The Old GuardTriggCadiz1884-?UKY  
The Lafayette TimesChristianLafayette1884-?UKYKD1 Jun 1884
Kentucky New Era Tri-WeeklyChristianHopkinsville    MS1885-1888
Pembroke JournalChristianPembroke  NA, KD1 Mar 1884
Daily Kentucky New EraChristianHopkinsville  1888-1945HOP, KHS, KNP, MUR, UKY, WKUNP1911-2019
Cadiz RecordTriggCadiz1898-CurrentKNP, UKY, WKU  
The BeeHopkinsEarlington1889-? CA, NP, NA, KD28 Apr 1892 – 29 Dec 1916
Crofton CourierChristianCrofton188?-?UKYKD1A Apr 1884
Hopkinsville KentuckianChristianHopkinsville  1889-1918HOP, KNP, MUR, UKY, WKUCA, NP, NA, KD11 Jan 1889- 7 Mar 1918
Fairview FavoriteChristianFairview  188?-?UKYNA, KD1884
Hopkins County GleanerHopkinsMadisonville188?-?KNP, UKY  
Madisonville HustlerHopkinsMadisonville1892-1893KNP, UKY, WKU  
The HustlerHopkinsMadisonville  NP1893-1933
Fairview ReviewChristianFairview  1894-189?UKY, WKU  
The Daily HustlerHopkinsMadisonville1895-1895UKY  
The ReviewChristianPembroke189?-1901UKY  
Green-River AdvocateChristianHopkinsville  18??-?HPA  
Hopkinsville BannerChristianHopkinsville    KD4 Dec 1897
Daily KentuckianChristianHopkinsville  1898-1898 CA, NP, KD29 Apr 1898- 13 Aug 1898
Hopkinsville Daily KentuckianChristianHopkinsville  NA1898-1918
Glenn’s GraphicHopkinsMadisonville1899-1907KNP, UKY  
The Daily JournalHopkinsMadisonville190?-1909KHS, UKY  
Madisonville JournalHopkinsMadisonville190?-?KHS, UKY  
Fairview ReviewChristianFairview  1901-19??   
The Daily HustlerHopkinsMadisonville1906-1912KHS, MOR, UKY, WKUNP1911-1912
Dawson Springs ProgressHopkinsDawson Springs19??-?FIL, UKY  
The Dawson TribuneHopkinsDawson Springs19??-?UKY  
Madisonville Daily MessengerHopkinsMadisonville191?-1928KNP, MOR, UKY  
Hopkinsville BannerChristianHopkinsville   WKU  
The Daily KentuckianChristianHopkinsville  1918-? CA, KD9 Mar 1918- 29 Aug 1918
The Daily KentuckianChristianHopkinsville  1918-? CA, NP, KD5 Apr 1919- 25 Dec 1919
Madisonville MessengerHopkinsMadisonville1928-1965KNP, UKYNP1925-2019
The Earlington NewsHopkinsEarlington1938-?UKY  
The Hopkins County TimesHopkinsMadisonville1948-?KNP, UKY  
Kentucky New EraChristianHopkinsville    NA1953
The CourierChristianFort Campbell?UKY  
Kentucky New EraChristianHopkinsville    KD2012
Dawson Springs ProgressHopkinsDawson Springs    KD2012-2015

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Enumeration District descriptions

1790

Christian County

Hopkins County

Trigg County

1800

Christian County

Hopkins County

Trigg County

1810

Christian County

Hopkins County

Trigg County

1820

Christian County

Hopkins County

Trigg County

1830

Christian County

Hopkins County

Trigg County

1840

Christian County

Hopkins County

Trigg County

1850

Christian County

Hopkins County

Trigg County

1860

Christian County

Hopkins County

Trigg County

1870

Christian County

Hopkins County

Trigg County

1880

Christian County

Hopkins County

Trigg County

1900

Christian County

Hopkins County

Trigg County

1910

Christian County

Hopkins County

Trigg County

1920

Christian County

Hopkins County

Trigg County

1930 Census Enumeration District Descriptions: Kentucky

Search term: 1930 Census Enumeration District Descriptions – Kentucky – Hopkins County

Christian County

Hopkins County

Trigg County

1940 Census Enumeration District Descriptions: Kentucky

Christian County

ED 24-1, 2, 3
Mag. Dist. 1, 2, 3 6; Hopkinsville, Christian County Jail, Hopkinsville City Work House, Hopkinsville Police Station, The Moore Clinic
ED 24-4, 5, 6
Mag. Dist. 2; Hopkinsville, Bethel Woman’s College, Jennie Stuart Memorial Hospital, Jennie Stuart Memorial Hospital Nurses Home
ED 24-7, 8, 9, 10
Mag. Dist. 1, 2, 3 6; Hopkinsville
ED 24-11, 12, 13, 14, 15
Mag. Dist. 1, 2, 3; North, South and East Hopkinsville, Christian County Poor Farm, Pembroke, Western Kentucky Hospital
ED 24-16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22
Mag. Dist. 4, 5; Pembroke, East Hopkinsville, Casky, Lafayette
ED 24-23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28
Mag. Dist. 6, 7; West Hopkinsville, Gracey, Crofton, Kelly, Mannington
ED 24-29, 30, 31, 32
Mag. Dist. 7, 8; Crofton, VA facility, Kelly, Mannington, Highland Lick
ED 24-33, 34
Mag. Dist. 8; Highland Lick

Hopkins County

ED 54-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Mag. Dist. 1, 2; Morton’s Gap, Nortonville, St. Charles, White Plains, Curtail, Earlington
ED 54-9, 10, 11, 12
Mag. Dist. 2; Earlington, Barnsley, Madisonville, Kitchen, West Kentucky Coal Company Hospital
ED 54-13, 14, 15
Mag. Dist. 2; Madisonville Wards 2, 3, 4, Madisonville Hospital, Hopkins County Jail
ED 16, ED 17, ED 18
Mag. Dist. 3; Madisonville Wards 3, 5, 6, Madisonville Court House, Anton, Hopkins County Poor Farm
ED 54-26, 27, 28, 29, 30
Mag. Dist. 5, 6; Nebo, Coiltown, Dalton, Charleston, Carbondale, Ilsley, outside Dawson Springs
ED 54-31, 32, 33, 34
Mag. Dist. 6, 7; Charleston, outside Dawson Springs, Charleston, Ilsley, Kitchen, outside Madisonville, Manitou, Atkinson Literary and Industrial School, Richland

Trigg County

ED 111-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Mag. Dist. 1, 2, 3, 4; Canton, Trigg Co. Jail, outside Cadiz, Trigg Co. Home, Cerulean Springs
ED 111-8, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Mag. Dist. 4, 5, 6, 7; outside Cerulean Springs, Little River, Linton

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