Woodford County, Kentucky Genealogy

 Woodford Co., KY Genealogy  

Woodford County, originally a county in Virginia, was formed in 1789, and is located located in the inner bluegrass region of the state. The elevation in the county ranges from 469 to 1000 feet above sea level. In 1990 the county population was 19, 995 in a land area of 190 square miles, an average of 105 people per square mile. Check the 2000 census stats.

The county seat is Versailles (pronounced "Vur-sales"). Other smaller communities in the county are Clifton, Midway, Millville, Mortonsville, Nonesuch and Spring Station.

Woodford County is the home of Midway College and numerous horse farms. Elkhorn Creek flows through the county on its way to the Kentucky River, and Woodford County is included in in a Southeastern U.S. Project/Study involving an ecosystem approach of preserving the integrity of this waterway.


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About the Kentucky GenWeb Project

In March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database (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. The person responsible for this county is Jo Thiessen. Contact her if you have a desire to add your data to the database. The person responsible for KYGenWeb is Sherri Hall contact her if you would like to volunteer in this project.

Queries and Published Resources

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Woodford County Index - Since 1996 or search U.S. Includes old AND new Queries - and more.

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Table of Contents for Woodford County Archives

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  • Woodford Co. and Central KY Databases, Lists & Historical Information

    Woodford Co. Historical Society

    Woodford County Published Resources

    Woodford Co. 1800 Tax List (A-L)

    Woodford Co. 1800 Tax List (M-Z)

    Fayette Co. 1788 Tax List

    Scott Co. 1800 Tax List (A-L)

    Scott Co. 1800 Tax List (M-Z)

    Some Marriages from Shane Manuscripts

    Kenny/McKenney etc. Marriages - Central KY.

    Central KY Militia - 1786 List

    Some Rev. War Veterans in Woodford County

    Revolutionary Survivors in the Area

    Some Markers at Midway Cemetery

    Slave Documents

    Scott Co. GenWeb

    North Central Kentucky Place Names

    Roadside Historical Moment - Woodford Co.

    Roadside Historical Moment Markers for all the counties.

    Versailles H.S. Class of 1942

    Census Comparisons

    Annie Wiley's Obituary Scrapbook and Irene Judge Wiley's Story and Scrapbook
    Scrapbooks in possession of descendant Mrs. Beulah A. Franks

    Kentucky Biographies 1880-1900

    Woodford County Bios

    Hifner Biography

    Thiessens' Index With Other Genealogical Helps

    Families with Woodford Co. Connections

    Craig Family
    Elizabeth Beauchamp/Ashby Family
    Shouse, Hawkins, Duval Families
    Craig, Juett, Faulconer Families
    John Buford Bio
    Stevenson Family History - Scanned book ready for downloading via ftp. Other names included are: Cox, Cropper, Littleton, Whittington, Fassitt, Campbell and Nelson.

    E-mail contacts:
    Woodford Co. Historical Society
    Linda Finnell
    Jo Thiessen, Webmaster

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