Knott County Kentucky ALHN

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Knott county was formed in 1884. It is located in the Eastern Coal Field region of the state. The elevation in the county ranges from 675 to 2360 feet above sea level. In 1990 the county population was 17,906 in a land area of 352 square miles, an average of 50.9 people per square mile. The county seat is Hindman. 

Hindman is a small town at the forks of Troublesome Creek. A post office opened on the site in 1874 as McPherson. Hindman was founded in 1884 when the county was formed and named for then Lieutenant Governor James P. Hindman. The population in 1990 was 798. 

Hindman is the home of the Hindman Settlement School and was the birthplace of Carl D. Perkins, congressman from Kentucky from 1949 to 1984. 
-info from Kentucky Atlas & Gazetteer

 Knott County Clerk 
P.O. Box 446 
Hindman, KY 41822-0446 
Telephone: (606) 785-5651 

Knott County Public Library
Route 160 near Hindman, Kentucky. 
P.O. Box 667 
Hindman, KY  41822-0667 
Phone (606) 785-5412 
Fax (606) 785-4299 

Knott County Historical & Genealogical 
Society & Library, Inc.
P.O. Box 1023
Carew Drive, Duke's Branch
Hindman, Kentucky 41822
606-785-5751 (24 hour answering service)
606-785-0700 (FAX)

Links for Knott County related sites
(All off-site links)


 Census Records
 Knott Co KyGenWeb
 Sons of the Confederate Vet. 
Camp #1715
 Combs Families Of Knott
 Highway Markers



 Polictical Graveyard
 AHGP Cemetery Project
 Ball Creek Cemeteries
Quicksand Cemeteries
 Rockfork Cemeteries



Births & Deaths


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