Woodford Co., KY Genealogy
Woodford County, originally a
in Virginia, was formed in 1789, and is located located in the inner bluegrass region of the state. The elevation in the county ranges from 469 to 1000 feet above sea level. In 1990 the county population was 19, 995 in a land area of 190 square miles, an average of 105 people per square mile. Check the 2000 census stats.
The county seat is Versailles (pronounced "Vur-sales").
Other smaller communities in the county are
Woodford County is the home of Midway College and numerous horse farms.
Elkhorn Creek flows through the county on its way to the Kentucky River, and Woodford County is included in in a Southeastern U.S. Project/Study involving an ecosystem approach of preserving the integrity of this waterway.
In March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database (KYGenWeb). 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 the web page. The person responsible for this county is Jo Thiessen. Contact her if you have a desire to add your data to the database.
The person responsible for KYGenWeb is Sherri Hall contact her if you would like to volunteer in this project.
Go here to enter a query.
Woodford County Index - Since 1996 or search U.S.
Includes old AND new Queries - and more.
Query Pages for All Kentucky Counties
Table of Contents for Woodford County Archives Can search all USGenWeb Archives from here!
A mail list for Woodford County researchers. Subscribe by sending a message to:
with a one word message, in lower case, which says "subscribe" -
BUT DON'T INCLUDE THE QUOTATION MARKS (") IN THE MESSAGE. Then you can send messages or queries
to the group by mailing them to:
Gene Stark's Index of Names for all the GenWeb Sites
US GenWeb Archives Files you can download.
Kentucky Dept. for Libraries and Archives
KY History and Genealogy
Kentucky Explorer A magazine with queries and historical articles.
KYGenWeb - Link to Every County
Woodford County Published Resources
Woodford County Published Resources
Woodford Co. 1800 Tax List (A-L)
Woodford Co. 1800 Tax List (M-Z)
Fayette Co. 1788 Tax List
Scott Co. 1800 Tax List (A-L)
Scott Co. 1800 Tax List (M-Z)
Some Marriages from Shane Manuscripts
Kenny/McKenney etc. Marriages - Central KY.
Central KY Militia - 1786 List
Some Rev. War Veterans in Woodford County
Revolutionary Survivors in the Area
Some Markers at Midway Cemetery
Scott Co. GenWeb
North Central Kentucky Place Names
Roadside Historical Moment - Woodford Co.
Roadside Historical Moment Markers for all the counties.
Versailles H.S. Class of 1942
Annie Wiley's Obituary Scrapbook and
Irene Judge Wiley's Story and Scrapbook
Scrapbooks in possession of descendant Mrs. Beulah A. Franks
Kentucky Biographies 1880-1900
Woodford County Bios
Thiessens' Index With Other Genealogical Helps
Elizabeth Beauchamp/Ashby Family
Shouse, Hawkins, Duval Families
Craig, Juett, Faulconer Families
John Buford Bio
Stevenson Family History - Scanned book ready for downloading via ftp. Other names included are: Cox, Cropper, Littleton, Whittington, Fassitt, Campbell and Nelson.
Woodford Co. Historical Society
Jo Thiessen, Webmaster
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