Boyd County


"Where Coal Meets Iron"

Picture taken by Scott Wittich


United We Stand

Statehood - June 1, 1792, 15th state
State Abbreviation - KY or Ken
State motto - United We Stand, Divided We Fall
State song - My Old Kentucky Home by Stephen Collins Foster
Nickname - The Bluegrass State


  • Boyd County Link to State's County Formation
  • Fayette County was formed from Kentucky County, Virginia in 1780. At the time Fayette County was formed it was one of the original three counties covering the entire state of Kentucky, now divided into 120 counties.
  • Bourbon County was formed from Fayette County, Kentucky in 1786.
  • Mason County was formed from Bourbon County, Kentucky in 1789.
  • Greenup County was formed from Mason County in 1804.
  • Lawrence County was formed from sections of Greenup and Floyd Counties in 1822.
  • Carter County was formed from sections of Greenup and Lawrence Counties in 1838.
  • Boyd County was formed from sections of Greenup, Lawrence and Carter Counties in 1860.

Boyd County is located in the Eastern Coal Field region of the state. The elevation in the county ranges from 515 to 1140 feet above sea level. In 2000 the county population was 49,752 in a land area of 160 square miles, an average of 310.6 people per square mile. The county seat is Catlettsburg, located at the junction of the Ohio and Big Sandy rivers, where Kentucky meets Ohio and West Virginia.

About this Web Site

This site linked to the Kentucky GenWeb Project and the United States GenWeb Project. It is maintained by Mark Meinhart and hosted by Rootsweb. The Assistant Coordinators for Boyd County are Teresa Scott-Scoggins and Judy Nunley Rengel , and the Kentucky State Coordinator is Sherri Bradley. The State Coordinator is Sherri Bradley.

The degree of effectiveness and usefulness of this site to those who come here looking for information is dependent upon the support of our fellow genealogists. Much of the material found here has been submitted by users to be incorporated into the pages of the site. The coordinators welcome any and all submissions of transcriptions, photographs, obituaries, news clippings, bible records, or any other bits of data that might be helpful or interesting to Boyd County researchers, and will try to incorporate them into an organized presentation. They ask only that the data be specific to Boyd County.

If you would like to submit something for use on the site, contact Teresa Scott-Scoggins 

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What's For February 2017

I Uploaded 7 Searchable PDF Files for Holy Family School, The Orbit, The Blab and a Yearbook between 1959-1960 and a 1942 Zipper. Donated by John and Cheri Compton.

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This page was last modified February, 2017