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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June 2012

1880 Mortality Schedule pt 2

1880 Census

April 2012

1940 Owsley Census
 

March 2012

1860 Mortality Schedule

1870 Mortality Schedule

1870 Owsley Census

1880 Mortality Schedule

 

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P.O. Box 500
Booneville, KY 41314
Telephone: (606) 593-5735
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 #2 Medical Plaza
  P.O. Box 280
  Booneville, KY  41314-0280
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