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Could somebody please send me the new link to the Laurel County Historical Society. Two-fold reason, the on on the siteis dead and is trying to send them some money.


Laurel County was formed December 12, 1825 from parts of Rockcastle, Clay, Knox and Whitley Counties. The county was named for the Laurel that grows along the banks of the Laurel River. The framers and establishers of the county met on March 6, 1826, in the home of Jarvis Jackson, to elect officers and actually establish the county government and hence establish the county. 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 appointed Lot Pitman as the County Court Clerk; William Stuart, James Elkins and John Hood were appointed constables; and John Jackson, the Jailer. More about Laurel county

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African-American Groits

Bible Records
Birth Records

Death Certificates

Cemetery Records
Census Records
Census Online
Church Records
Court Records
---Apprentice Bonds
---Guardian Bonds-

Civil War

Deeds -land records

Diary of Sarah Ann Jackson 1835
Death Records

Family Group Sheets for Laurel County
coming soon
Kentucky Family Group Sheets Project
state wide and offsite

Find a Family History Center near you

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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Marriage Records
Military Records

Newspapers, current online
Current Newspapers
Newspapers, historical Excerpts
Excerpts from the Mt. Echo Newspaper



Photographs  updated 1/ 29/ 2007
Also see Fraternal Organization, click on name for photo | 


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Whats New!
16 Jan 2015 Checking links and loaded a bunch of photo's that were missing for unknown reasons.  Been working for a couple of days on fixing sites.

11-Mar-2011 Burkhart Family Photo
07-Jan-2011 Query system is completed
06-Jan-2011Link check ran and am fixing broken links
06-Jan-2011 Update of copyright completed
11-May-2010 Surname registery update
13-Sep-2008 Organized Deaths
13-Sep-2008 Organized Census records in new folder
13-Sep-2008 Added Evan Jones & Mary Ann Weaver to Bible records
13-Sep-2008 Added Google search engine
12-Sep-2008 Organized Cemeteries, eleminating duplicate files.
11-Sep-2008 Moved the Apprentice & Guardianship bonds and updated.
10-Sep-2008 Bible Records updated and loaded
10-Sep-2008 Reorganization of site begins, checking all links, shortening file names and arrangeing in easy to find folders.
10-Sep-2008 Corrected misinformation about formation of Laurel county
10-Sep-2008 Updated link for African-American Groits
09-Sep-2008 Moved site to:


Clay Jackson Knox McCreary Pulaski Rockcastle Whitley

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Last updated:  01/16/2015

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