Adair County, Kentucky
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Adair County, Kentucky

Absher - Barnett Springs - Bliss - Breeding - Cane Valley - Casey Creek - Chance - Christine - Coburg - Columbia  Craycraft - Crocus - Cundiff - Dunbar Hill - Ella - Eunice - Fairplay - Feathersburg - Flatwood - Gadberry - Garlin Gentrys Mill - Glens Fork - Gradyville - Holmes - Inroad - Joppa - Kellyville - Keltner - Knifley - Milltown
 Montpelier - Neatsville - Nell - Ozark - Pellyton - Pickett - Portland - Sparksville - Toria - Weed

County Seat: Columbia
Year Organized: 1801
Square Miles: 412

Formed out of Green County in 1801, the county is named after John Adair, commander of Kentucky troops in the Battle of New Orleans and Governor of Kentucky.

County Courthouse

The county seat is Columbia, Kentucky.

Adair was the 44th Kentucky county formed, created from Green County on December 11, 1801 and formed in 1802. It is named for General John Adair - Governor of Kentucky 1820-1824. Located in the eastern Pennyrile region and western Appalachian areas of the state, the main waterway is the Green River. This county runs along the Cumberland and Great Lakes Trail.

Its current boundaries were settled in 1860. The county took land from Green County and from Cumberland County in 1805. It gave up land to Metcalfe County and Russell County when it was formed. It lost land to Wayne County in 1804 and to Casey County in 1844.

Adair County is a prohibition or completely dry county.

Many of the families in county are related! Early families of this county include:

Abrell, Antle, England, Estes, Firkins, McKinney, Morrison, Stotts, and Williams.

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Maps Wills and Probate
Website Updates:
Nov 2018: 1850 Census dist 1 page 2 added.
Aug 2018: Obits for McKinney - Wesley, Mary E., R.H., Lee Roy, James Ray Elroy
May 2018: 1850 census dist 1 page 1 added. Marriage notices added.
July 2017: Waggener Obit added.
Mar 2017: 9 news items added, Obits for Nancy McKinney and Mary McKinney
Dec 2016: Mobile friendly! EP McKinney, ME McKinney, and G. Campbell obits added


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| Taylor | Green | Metcalfe | Cumberland
| Russell | Casey |
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