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Hopkins County, Kentucky
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Hopkins County, Kentucky Facts

When was Hopkins County, KY Created?
Hopkins County was created on December 9, 1806 from Henderson County. Currently the county was named in honor of Samuel Hopkins (1753–1819), Revolutionary War general .

What is the County Seat of Hopkins County, KY?
The County Seat is located in Madisonville additionally, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Hopkins County, KY?
Bordering Counties are Webster County (northwest), McLean County (northeast), Muhlenberg County (southeast), Christian County (south), Caldwell County (southwest).

What cities and towns are in Hopkins County, KY?
Cities and towns located in the County include Charleston, Dawson Springs, Earlington, Hanson, Madisonville, Mortons Gap, Nebo, Nortonville, St. Charles, White Plains, Manitou.

Hopkins County, KY Vital Records

Where can find Hopkins County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Hopkins County vital records can be found at the Kentucky Department of Health (VDH) Office of Vital Records which has copies for of birth & deathe certificates (1911 - present), marriage licenses & divorce decrees (since June 1958). There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Kentucky for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Hopkins County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for Birth CertificateMarriage / Divorce Certificate or Death Certificates to mail.

The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives contains birth and death records for the cities of Louisville, Lexington, Covington and Newport, which introduced records laws before 1911. The Archives also offers birth and death records before to 1911 and 1911-1957 death records for the entire state.

Hopkins County, KY Census Records

What Hopkins County, KY census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Hopkins County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Hopkins Co. Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Hopkins Co. Mortality Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Hopkins Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Hopkins Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890. One can find free down loadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Kentucky Census Records Research Guide

Hopkins County, KY Courthouse and Government Records

Hopkins County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Hopkins County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Hopkins County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Kentucky Corthouse Records Research Guide.

Hopkins County, KY Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Hopkins County, KY?
A list of Hopkins County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Kentucky Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Hopkins County, KY Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Hopkins County, KY?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Hopkins County. These genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Professional Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a payment. This is basically a collection that has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site over another.

Hopkins Co. KY Books, Newspapers & Publications

Hopkins Co. KY Church / Bible Records & Cemeteries / Graveyards

Hopkins Co. KY General and History Websites

Hopkins Co. KY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Hopkins Co. KY Military Records

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