Welcome to Breathitt County, KY
History and Genealogy
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Breathitt county was formed from
Clay, Estill, and Perry Counties.
The county is named for John Breathitt who was Governor of Kentucky from 1832 to 1834.
Its county seat is Jackson, Kentucky
The courthouse or the jail was burned during the Civil War by Confederate troops.
A fire in 1873 destroyed most of the county's records.
|Church Histories/ Records||County History|
|Family Bibles||Extinct Towns|
"Recollections of Breathitt" (County History);
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