Laurel County, KY

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Laurel County was formed December 12, 1826 from parts of Rockcstle, Clay, Knox and Whitley Counties. The county was named for the Laurel that grows along the banks of the Laurel River. Laurel County was entitled to nine justices of the peace. They were Samuel McHargue, William Freeman, Jarvis Jackson, David Weaver, William Smith, James McNeil, John Pearl, Jacob Boyers and James Wood. They met in the home of Jarvis Jackson on the first Monday in March, 1826 and appointed Lot Pitman as the County Court Clerk; William Stuart, James Elkins and John Hood were appointed constables; and John Jackson, the Jailer.

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My name is Katy Hestand and I am the Coordinator for Laurel County, Kentucky. I do not live in Laurel County, nor Kentucky, so I know almost nothing about the county. My ancestors were some of the first people in the area, they were explorers with Daniel Boone and related thru the Pennington's.  However, if you have any questions, I will do my best to point you in the right direction!!! Happy hunting!!



African-American Groits

Bible Records
Birth Records

Death Certificates

Cemetery Records
Census Records
Census Online
Church Records
Court Records
---Apprentice Bonds
Deeds 3/5/06

Guardian Bonds-

Civil War

Deeds -land records

Diary of Sarah Ann Jackson 1835
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Family Group Sheets for Laurel County
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Kentucky Family Group Sheets Project
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Fraternal Organizations
McKee Lodge No. 144, F&AM

Historical Societies
Laurel County Historical Society
Branches of Laurel Contents

Homepages with Laurel County connections

Land Records, see Deeds

Laurel County records available on microfilm
You can rent these films to look at the Original records
at your local Family History Center.

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Excerpts from the Mt. Echo Newspaper



Photographs  updated 1/ 29/ 2007
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Laurel County Reunions

Surname Registry 7-21-07

USGenWebCensus Project
USGenWeb Project
USGenWebArchives Project

I'm always looking for new items to put on the site. If you have information, or photos that you would like to share with other researchers, please feel free to send them to me. If you would like to send me a cd of information, contact me at [email protected] for my mailing address. I am looking for volunteers to transcribe the census. If you are interested please contact me at the above address.

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