Kentucky Genealogy

Kentucky Genealogy is being developed as a genealogical and historical resource for your personal use. It contains information and records for Kentucky ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Specifically, it provides sources for birth records, death records, marriage records, census records, tax records, court records, and military records. It also provides some historical details about different times and people in Kentucky history.

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The State of Kentucky is situated between 36 degrees 30 minutes, and 39 degrees 10 minutes, north latitude; and between 81 degrees 50 minutes, and 89 degrees 26 minutes, west longitude — and includes all that portion of territory which lies south and westward of a line, beginning on the Ohio river, at the mouth of the Great Sandy river, and running up the same, and the main and north-easterly branch thereof, to the great Laurel ridge or Cumberland mountains; thence south-west along said mountains, to a line of North Carolina. It is bounded north by Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio; east by Virginia; south by Tennessee; and west by the Mississippi river and State of Missouri. It is three hundred miles in length from east to west, and one hundred and fifty miles in mean breadth; and contains 42,600 square miles, or about twenty-seven million acres.

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Marvin L. Allen Jr. and Mary Alice Wilkins

This article profiles Marvin L. Allen Jr., born in Rock Haven, Kentucky, on June 7, 1926, son of Marvin L. Allen Sr. and Agnes (Board) Allen. Marvin Jr., a World War II U.S. Marine Corps veteran, worked for Louisville Gas and Electric Company for 40 years, retiring in 1986. He married Mary Alice Wilkins on March 31, 1948, with whom he had four children: Marvin Wessley, Alice Sharon, Stephen W., and Clifford K. Allen. Marvin Jr. also managed a farm, held a real estate license, and was actively involved in the Rock Haven community, contributing to developments such as Country…

Meade County Kentucky Place Names

The following list of place names and locations of Meade County, Kentucky have been accumulated by various authors and from a variety of sources, some unpublished. A large proportion of these listings come from Robert M. Rennicks Kentucky place names published in 1984 by the University Press of Kentucky.

History of Big Spring Kentucky

Big Spring, once dubbed the “Dodge City” of its region, was notorious for its lawlessness and three bustling saloons. Located at the junction of Breckinridge, Meade, and Hardin Counties, it evaded close law enforcement scrutiny in its early days, earning a reputation as a “wide-open” town. Legends speak of travelers wary of passing through the “long hollow” near town due to robbers. Today, Big Spring is a tranquil village, vastly different from its vibrant past as a hub for trade, commerce, tourism, and recreation, reflecting none of its once tumultuous atmosphere.

Meade County Kentucky FindAGrave Cemeteries

This is an alphabetical list of all Meade County Kentucky cemeteries found at FindAGrave. When using FindAGrave in your genealogy research, it is important that the gravestone listing be accompanied by an actual photograph, otherwise, the listing is suspect, unless the Maintainer provides some other sort of proof that the individual is actually buried there. And always remember, while it may be etched in stone, even gravestones are known and proven to have wrong information, especially concerning birth dates. Abell and Stith Family CemeteryAbsher Family CemeteryAdkisson Family CemeteryAlexander Burying GroundsAlexander CemeteryAllgood-Fulton CemeteryAnderson & Cundiff Family CemeteryArchibald Anderson Family CemeteryAtwill CemeteryBald…

Historical Sketch of Meade County, Kentucky

Historical Sketch of Meade County, Kentucky, provides a detailed historical overview of Meade County, Kentucky, established in 1823 from Hardin and Breckinridge counties. It describes the geographical boundaries and the unique shape imparted by the Ohio River, while also painting a picture of the county’s rich natural resources that attracted early settlers such as the Shackletts and Ashcrafts from various states. The narrative highlights the socio-political dynamics of the early community, including the organization of the county court in 1824 and the intense “fist and skull” battles that characterized local elections. This sketch effectively captures the early challenges and developments…
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