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Martin County, Kentucky



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Martin County is located in the Eastern Coal Field region of eastern Kentucky. It is bordered on the north by Lawrence County, on the northwest by Johnson County, on the southwest by Floyd County and on the south by Pike County. Martin County's eastern border with the state of West Virginia is created by the Tug Fork of the Big Sandy River. The county was named for Col. John P. Martin, State Senator and US Congressman from Prestonsburg. The county was formed on Sept. 1 1870 from portions of Floyd, Johnson, Pike, and Lawrence Counties. The county seat is located at Inez. 

The County is bordered by Lawrence County (northwest), Wayne County, WV (northeast), Mingo County, WV (southeast), Pike County (south), Floyd County (southwest), Johnson County (west). Cities, Towns and Communities include Inez, Warfield.

Historical People & Events in Martin County

Anyone interested in adopting a Kentucky county, please contact  Sherri Bradley , KYGenWeb State Coordinator.





Sherri Bradley
State Coordinator
Jeff Kemp
Assistant State Coordinator
Suzanne Shephard
Assistant State Coordinator


In March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database. The idea was to provide a single entry point for all counties in Kentucky, where collected databases would be stored. In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so that even if an individual were found in more than one county, they could be located in the index. At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of each county's web page. These pages are a result of that effort.

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