Hancock County, Kentucky Genealogy and History

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Welcome to Hancock County, Kentucky

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Hancock County was the 83rd county formed in Kentucky, coming into existence on March 23, 1829 from portions of Daviess Breckinridge and Ohio Counties, Kentucky, which along with Perry and Spencer Counties, Indiana form Hancock County's borders today.

It was named for John Hancock, signer of the Declaration of Independence and the first President of the Continental Congress.

The first county court proceedings were held at the home of James Dupuy on 1829. For information about this meeting, the early court minutes and a bit of Courthouse history, Click Here!

Hancock County is located in the Western Coal Field Region of Kentucky. Its elevation ranges from 358 to 840 feet above sea level. In 1990 the population was 8483 in a land area of 188 square miles, which gives an average of 45.1 people per square mile. The county seat is Hawesville.

For more information about Hancock County, Click here!.

Also try the West Central Kentucky Family Research Association.

I would like to thank Patrick Hays and Annette Bame Peebles for a wonderful job with this site. We are very sorry to see them go, hopefully I can do as good a job as they have done.

The intent of this page is to provide an entryway for genealogical and history research about Hancock County on the internet. My name is Maggie Stewart.

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Hancock County Courthouse
P.O. Box 146
Hawesville, KY 42348-0146
Telephone: (207) 927-6117
Hancock County Court Clerk
P.O. Box 146
Hawesville, KY 42348
(207) 927-6117
Genealogical Society of Hancock County
P.O. Box 667
Hawesville, Kentucky 42348
(270) 927-8095
e-mail at [email protected]
**They produce a small but well done and informative quarterly called Forgotten Pathways
Hancock County Archives
P.O. Box 667
Hawesville, Kentucky 42348
(270) 927-8095
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About the USGenWeb Project: In December, 1995 Jeff Murphy created what was to become the first county page in the USGenWeb Project with his Muhlenburg County, KY page. In March and April, 1996, he and a group of other genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database Project, which soon changed it's name to KYGenWeb. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Kentucky, where collected databases would be stored. In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more than one county, they could be located in the index.

At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page. Since then the project has ballooned into to encompass the world. To go to the project homepage, click on WorldGenWeb.

Contact the volunteer shown on the county page in question if you have a desire to add your data. If the county in which you are interested does not have a page and you wish to participate, please contact Sherri Bradley. For more information, visit the KYGenWeb page.

If you have material to donate to the Hancock County, KYGenWeb Project, please e-mail me.

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