Adair County, Kentucky
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- Our History -
Adair was the 44th Kentucky county formed, created from Green County on December 11, 1801 and named for General John Adair. It is located in the eastern Pennyrile region and western Appalachian areas of the state. The elevation in the county ranges from 585 to 1120 feet above sea level. The main waterway is the Green River and its tributary Russell Creek. This county runs along the Cumberland and Great Lakes Trail. Adair County's nearest neighbors are, Casey County, Cumberland County, Green County, Metcalfe County, Russell County & Taylor County.
In 1990, the county population was 15,360 in a land area of 406 square miles, an average of 37.8 people per square mile. The county seat is Columbia.
Noted residents included: Thomas Bramlet, Governor of KY; Colonel Frank Wolford, James R. Hindman (Lt. Gov), Colonel William Casey, Jane Lampton Clemens (mother of "Mark Twain."), and author Janice Holt Giles.
Marriage and land records are available from 1802.
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Adair County History from the March Issue of The Kentucky Explorer. This wonderful article is compliments of Carlis B. Wilson.
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ADAIR COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
P. O. Box 613, Columbia, KY 42728
Membership is $10 per year which includes its quarterly publication: The Adair County Review. Membership is open to anyone interested in the preservation of history in Adair, Casey, Cumberland, Green, Metcalfe, Russell, and Taylor counties in KY. Meetings are held the 1st Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY 42728.
The Adair County Genealogy Society is now Online! Please check out this wonderful resource at: http://www.rootsweb.com/~kyacgs/index.html
Adair County is proud to be a member of the KyGenWeb and the USGenWeb. If anyone is interested in becoming a participant in the KyGenWeb, please contact the Kentucky State Coordinator, Nancy Trice.
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Hello, my name is Suzanne Shephard, and I am the county coordinator for Adair County, Kentucky. My sincerest gratitude to everyone who has submitted research, photos etc. You have turned this site around! If you have any questions or would like to submit research information, you can contact me or our new Assistant Coordinator, Angella Watson!
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September 11, 2001
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