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Hopkins County, the forty-ninth in order of formation, is located in western Kentucky. It has an area of 552 square miles. The county was created on May 1, 1807 from a portion of Henderson County and was named for Gen. Samuel Hopkins, a Revolutionary War veteran and early settler of the region. The county seat is Madisonville.

Some of the early settlers were veterans of the Revolutionary War who received land grants from Virginia in the area southwest of the Green River. Among these was Frederick Wilhelm, Baron Von Steuben, the Prussian general who had instructed the Revolutionary army at Valley Forge in the winter of 1776-77. According to tradition, the baron was wounded during an Indian attack while on his first visit and subsequently quit-claimed his property. On his grant of several thousand acres in the northwest part of the county, a salt spring came to be known as Steuben's Lick. By the 1880s, the community there was called Manitou.

On January 3, 1829, Ashbyburg in the northeastern part of the county was incorporated. Located on the Green River, it thrived as a steamboat landing during the nineteenth century. Other antebellum communities included Nebo, northwest of Madisonville, and Charleston, named after "Free Charles," a black freedman who operated a tavern in the southwest part of the county.

*Above information from: http://www.mykentuckygenealogy.com/ky_county/ho.htm

Hopkins County Pages

HOPKINS COUNTY QUERIES
  • Official Query Board
         RootsWeb Message Board: Includes Bibles, Deeds, News,
         Obits, Pensions, Wills, etc.
  • LOOKUPS
  • Hopkins Co Lookups
          Let our fingers do the walking thru the pages for you!

     
  • HOPKINS COUNTY SURNAMES
  • Hopkins County Researchers
          ~ with their surnames, links to their homepages, etc.
  • Browse Surname Notes and Files

    CEMETERIES
  • Cemeteries
  • CENSUS
  • 1850 Hopkins Co Census - Annotated
  • Orphans found in the 1850 census
  • 1860 Hopkins Co Census - Annotated
  • 1870 Mortality Schedule
  • 1920, Partial
  • 1930, Veterans
  • Census Online - Kentucky
     
  • BIRTHS
  • 1911 | 1912 | 1913 | 1914 | 1915
  • 1916 | 1917 | 1918 | 1919 | 1920
  • 1921 | 1922 | 1923 | 1924 | 1925
  • 1926 | 1927 | 1928 | 1929 | 1930
  • Search RootsWeb userdb, 1911-1912, Kentucky  
  • DEATHS
  • Browse Hopkins Co Deaths, 1911-1999
  • Search KY Deaths 1911-2000
  • Death Certificates
  • Funeral Homes
  • Search Social Security Death Index
  • Estate Administrations, 1826-1829
  • MARRIAGES
  • Marriages, 1807-1949
  • Marriages, 1869-1949 (white only) Microsoft Excel files
  • CHURCHES 
  • Hopkins Co Churches
  • CITY DIRECTORIES
  • Madisonville City Directory, 1907-8
     
  • HOPKINS CO. FILE CABINET
  • Origins of Hopkins Co
  • Hopkins County Legislature, 1815-1875
  • Madisonville, 1879
  • Kentucky Citizens, January 31, 1863; List of fines assessed and
         collected by military authorities; endorsed by Lincoln, January 31,
         1863; ~ More info on this subject
  • Hopkins County Bibles
  • Hopkins County Deeds
  • Boy Scouts
  • Elections
  • Registered Physicians, 1893 - 1897
  • Gleanings from The Messenger, May 1935
  • Hopkins Co. Order Bk. 1824 - 31, Index
  • Hopkins Co. Order Bk. Aug. 1831 - Dec. 1839, Index
  • Guardianship Accts, 1840-46, Index
  • Hopkins Co. Order Bk. 10, 1852-54, Index
  • Physicians, 1893-1897
  • Some County Businesses: 2001 ~ 2002 ~ 2003 ~ 2004
  • 1924 Coal Mines
  • Valentine Sweethearts, 1996
  • Hopkins Co Folk Lore
  • Days Gone By
  • Slide Shows
  • KY Biographies
  • 1807 Tax List
  • Property sold for unpaid taxes, 1930
  • List of Unclaimed Property, Nov 9, 2003
  • Hopkins County Mail List
  • James Madison Days ~ Madisonville, 2002. Includes bios of
         James and Dollye Madison.
  • Compute the day of week for an event

  • Moore-Hammack Bed & Breakfast
         The Innkeepers, Joe and Shirley Thomas, purchased this
         magnificent 1892 Victorian home from J. B. Moore in 2000. Up 
         until her death, J. B.'s wife had lived in this wonderful old home
         from the time her father, Dr. Wm. M. Hammack, purchased the
         house in 1916.

  • Western Kentucky Journal
         Subscribers to Brenda Joyce Jerome's Western Kentucky
         Journal
    are aware that the final issue of her quarterly was
         the October 2007 issue. Brenda just can't get away from 
         researching and sharing though, so she has established a blog
         where she can post western Kentucky info several times a week.
         Click here to visit the blog. Click here for an automatic Hopkins
         County search.
  • NEWSPAPERS
  • Dawson Springs Progress
  • Madisonville Messenger
  • Thousands of Newspapers Online
  • Another List of Newspapers Online
  • MILITARY
  • War of 1812, Wm McGary's KY Mounted Vol. Militia
  • WWII Casualties ~ NAIL
  • WWII Memorial, Hopkins Co
  • Vietnam Memorial Wall, D.C.
  • 1930 Veterans, Earlington
  • 1897 Confederate Veterans Assn, Camp 528
  • 1898 KY State Guards, Co E
  • 1892 KY State Guard 3rd Regiment
  • Soldiers of the Great War
  • Secretary of State - Database Searches Home Page -
         "This page provides instant access to all Kentucky Land Office 
          databases. To learn more of the structure and history of the
          databases included on this site, we encourage researchers to
          visit the individual pages for each database."
  • Rev. War Pensioners
  • SCHOOLS, STUDENTS, etc
  • Photos, Yearbooks, etc.
  • Tons of files and photos on Earlington schools, students,
          graduates, etc. here

     
  • SPORTS
  • Sports Menu
     
  • TOWNS 
  • Hopkins Co. Confederate Monument
     
  • KY-FOOTSTEPS
    Indexes to data posted for Hopkins Co
  • KY-Footsteps Archives ~ Kentucky

  • Hopkins County Genealogical Society
    Guardian Bonds, Admin Bonds, Minute Books, Hopkins Co Landmarks, Obituary Indexes, Books, and more

    Historical Society of Hopkins County


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    Hopkins County Coordinator -
    Jeff Kemp
    Sherri Bradley - KYGenWeb
    State Coordinator
    Suzanne Shephard - Assistant State Coordinator
    Jeff Kemp - Assistant State Coordinator


    NOTICE: Should anything unexpected happen to me and I am no longer able to fulfill my obligations as Coordinator of Hopkins County KyGenWeb, I want it known that all contributions to this website are to become the responsibility of the KyGenWeb Project, as part of the USGenWeb Project, to do with as the KYGenWeb State Coordinator feels appropriate.

    Jeff Kemp, Hopkins County CC & KyGenWeb ASC