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Welcome to Magoffin County, KY
History and Genealogy

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County History


Was formed from parts of Floyd, Johnson, and Morgan Counties and
officially created on 22 Feb 1860.
Its county seat is Salyersville.
Thecounty is named for Beriah Magoffin who was Governor of Kentucky (1859-62).

Cities and Towns

Elsie - Falcon - Foraker
Fredville - Gunlock - Hendricks
Ivyton - Royalton - Salyersville
Sublett - Swampton - Wheelersburg

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Research Aids

Magoffin Historical Society
Box 222
Salyersville, KY 41465

Magoffin County Public Library
141 Church St
Salyersville, KY 41465

Surrounding Counties

Morgan / Johnson / Floyd / Knott / Breathitt / Wolfe

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