Owsley County Ky Genealogy


Named for William Owsley 1782-1862, Owsley County was formed in 1843 from Clay, Breathitt, and Estill Counties. 

Elias Moore donated land for a seat for the new county in 1843 and the town was incorporated Booneville in 1846.  The Owsley Court House Post Office opened in 1844 and was renamed Booneville in 1846. In 1858, Owsley County lost some of it's territory to Jackson County and in 1860 to Wolfe County.  In 1870, When Lee County was formed, again Owsley County lost some of it's territory.

 In Jan 1929 and again on 5 Jan 1967, there were courthouse fires. In the 1929 fire, all records were destroyed. 

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P.O. Box 500
Booneville, KY 41314
Telephone: (606) 593-5735
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 701 KY Hwy 11
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 P.O. Box 280
 Booneville, KY  41314-0280
  606-593-5700 
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