Place:Owsley, Kentucky, United States

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Owsley County is a county located in the Eastern Coalfield region of Kentucky. The county seat is Booneville. As of 2010, the population was 4,755.

The county was organized Jan 23, 1843 from Clay, Estill, and Breathitt counties and named for William Owsley (1782–1862), the judge of the Kentucky Court of Appeals and Governor of Kentucky (1844–48).

According to the 2010 Census reports, Owsley County is the "poorest county in the United States.". It also has the second highest level of child poverty of any county in the U.S.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1843 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1843 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1844 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1852 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1923 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1930 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1850 3,774
1860 5,335
1870 3,889
1880 4,942
1890 5,975
1900 6,874
1910 7,979
1920 7,820
1930 7,223
1940 8,957
1950 7,324
1960 5,369
1970 5,023
1980 5,709
1990 5,036

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External links

www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/ky/owsley/


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