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Welcome to Whitley County, KY

History and Genealogy

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Created on 17 Jan 1818 from Knox County.
The county seat is at Williamsburg, though the largest city is Corbin.

Some records were lost in a courthouse disaster in 1930
Cities and Towns
* Corbin - (Partly in Knox County) * Williamsburg
Other communities
* Gatliff * Goldbug * Julip * Pleasant View * Rockholds * Saxton
* Siler * Wofford * Woodbine * Piney Grove * Canada Town

Online Data

*Lookup Offer*

Janette Perryman has offered to do some "look-ups" and general research for folks. Contact her at janettesworld @  This is what she has to say, "I have a lot of resources of my own in my library, and we have a large genealogy library in the next town and two genealogy departments close by." She now resides in Arkansas.
Any negotiations are between you and her, I'm just passing along the offer :-)
We would appreciate it if you would submit any data that comes your way through this lookup offer to our site to help others as well. Thanks!

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We regret that we are unable to perform personal research for folks.
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Surrounding Counties

McCreary - Laurel - Knox - Bell
Claiborne County, Tennessee - southeast
Campbell County, Tennessee - south

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