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Pickett County
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This county is available for adoption.

We're looking for folks who share our desire to put data online and are interested in helping this project be as successful as we can make it. If you are interested joining our group as County Host for this website, or any of our websites, view our Volunteer Information page. A desire to transcribe data and know-how to make a webpage is required.

In the meantime, we'd be very happy to accept any data you'd care to contribute and would like to see displayed on this site. We're looking for birth/death/marriage records, obituaries, cemetery headstone readings, biographies, county histories, census data, pensions and other military data.

Email your transcribed data to me Christine Walters and I'll take care of putting it online.

I REGRET THAT I AM UNABLE TO DO PERSONAL RESEARCH FOR YOU.
I don't live in the area and I don't have the resources.

Pickett County was founded in 1879. It was named in honor of Howell L. Pickett. He was State representative from Wilson County in 1879. He would later move to Arizona and practiced law in Tombstone.

This is a newly organized county lying on the Kentucky line and on the western base of the Cumberland Plateau. The county scat is Byrdstown. The face of the county is much broken with mountain spurn and intervening valleys and coves. The valleys and coves are very fertile. The timber is abundant and of excellent quality. Good water power is also plenty. The county is well watered by Wolf and Obey rivers and their tributaries. Coal and iron are among the minerals of this county. The local institutions are similar to those of surrounding counties.


ONLINE DATA

Biographies

Cemeteries

Census

Death Records
1908-1912

Military Records

News & Gossip



Surrounding Counties
Clay -- Fentress -- Overton -- Scott

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