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Bell County
was formed just after the Civil War, on February 5, 1867, from portions of Harlan and Knox Counties. Originally named Josh Bell County at its formation, the name was changed to Bell County by the legislature on January 31, 1873. The county includes the Cumberland Gap, one of the major migration routes into the state. 

County records were lost in fires in 1914 and 1918. Also records were damaged with some loss in a flood in 1976.  The county seat is Pineville, KY.  Pineville is located on the Cumberland River where it cuts through Pine Mountain. It was settled in 1781 as Cumberland Ford and a post office by that name opened in 1818. The name Pineville was also in use at an early time and was used when the town was laid out as the seat of the new county in 1867. The post office was renamed in 1870. The population in 1990 was 2,198.

 

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BELL COUNTY BUSINESS-EARLY YEARS

 

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BELL HISTORICAL SOCIETY EVENTS & INFO

 

BELL COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARIES

 

BIBLE RECORDS

 

BIRTHS-KY VITALS

 

BIOGRAPHIES

 

CAWOOD FUNERAL HOME RECORDS

 

CEMETERIES

 

CENSUS RECORDS

 

COAL MINERS IN BELL COUNTY

 

COAL MINING COMPANIES-EMPLOYEES

 

DEATH CERTIFICATES

 

DEATHS-KY VITALS

 

FAMILY LINEAGES

 

FAMILY INFO SHEETS

 

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GENEALOGY LOOKUP FORUM

 

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MESSAGE BOARD

 

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NEWSPAPER ABSTRACTS

 

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OBITUARIES

 

PHOTOS-CEMETERY

 

PHOTOS-BELL COUNTY PLACES

 

PHOTOS-EVENTS

 

PHOTOS-BELL COUNTY FOLKS

 

PHOTOS-SCHOOL

 

PHOTOS-POSTCARDS

 

PHOTOS-SPECIAL COLLECTION

 

POLITICIANS OF BELL COUNTY

 

POWELL VALLEY PRIMITIVE BAPTISTS OBITS

 

RED BIRD MISSION HISTORY

 

STORIES AND SPECIAL ARTICLES OF THE AREA

 

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