County Ky Genealogy
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
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