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Ellisburg, Kentucky

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Our Genealogical Helper for Ellisburg ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Ellisburg (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Ellisburg. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Newspapers Published in Ellisburg ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 85 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ellisburg.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ellisburg, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ellisburg.

Cemeteries Near Ellisburg ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ellisburg.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Ellisburg covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Adam Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Southerland Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ellis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cox Graveyard   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Butchertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Vaught Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNE Whitehouse Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Drye Graveyard   [Map]     
  N Minor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Peyton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Purdom Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Roller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McCormick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Elder Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Piedmont Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Tabscott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Crews Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Poplar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Clarkson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pruitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Germantown - St. Patrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kirkland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ellis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bald Knob Graveyard   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Peavy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Carr Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Benedict Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Elder Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Caney Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Brush Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cloyd - Hicks Family Graveyard   [Map]     
  ESE McKinney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sandidge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McDonald Center Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rawlings Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Crews Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Weatherford Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Scotts Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Chambers Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Glenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Green River Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Middleburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wilcher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Minor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rollertown Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wayman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Whited Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE South Fork Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McCormack Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shelby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Junction City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Aliceton Cemetery   [Map]     


Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Ellisburg had a population of 52 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Ellisburg, with the one closest to Ellisburg listed first.

Hustonville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Ellisburg
 - 1895 population of 435 people (with 397 people in 2016)
 - Hustonville had a post office and no railroad service
Moreland   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Ellisburg
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Moreland had a post office and railroad service
Milledgeville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Ellisburg
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Milledgeville had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Salem   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Ellisburg
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Mount Salem had a post office and no railroad service
McKinney   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Ellisburg
 - 1895 population of 226 people
 - McKinney had a post office and railroad service
Mitchellsburg   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Ellisburg
 - 1895 population of 230 people
 - Mitchellsburg had a post office and railroad service
Yosemite   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ellisburg
 - 1895 population of 307 people
 - Yosemite had a post office and railroad service
Middleburg   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ellisburg
 - 1895 population of 145 people
 - Middleburg had a post office and no railroad service
Alum Springs   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ellisburg
 - 1895 population of 24 people
 - Alum Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Parksville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Ellisburg
 - 1895 population of 160 people
 - Parksville had a post office and railroad service
Liberty   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Ellisburg
 - 1895 population of 136 people (with 2,155 people in 2016)
 - Liberty had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Ellisburg. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Ellisburg in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Ellisburg is located in Casey County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Casey County: Adair, Boyle, Lincoln, Marion, Pulaski, Russell & Taylor.

Below are the counties that are near Ellisburg. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Ellisburg:

Casey     (The home county for Ellisburg)
      Butchertown   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Middleburg   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Yosemite   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cantown   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gilpin   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rheber   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Creston   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Labascus   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Argyle   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Phil   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Evona   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Bethelridge   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Feathersburg   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Barnett Springs   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Casey Creek   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Speck   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Pellyton   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Knifley   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dunbar Hill   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Eunice   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ella   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sano   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Holmes   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Purdy   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Absher   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Anderson City   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Birdie   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lawrenceburg   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Mitchellsburg   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Parksville   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Alum Springs   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Brumfield   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Junction City   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Aliceton   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Shelby City   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Perryville   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Atoka   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Davis Hill   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Spears   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lancaster   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bryantsville   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Paint Lick   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Greensburg   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Summersville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hall   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      High Bridge   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Little Hickman   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wilmore   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hanly   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Vineyard   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Troy   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pollard   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mount Lebanon   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Nicholasville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dixon Town - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Keene   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Logana   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hustonville   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Milledgeville   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Moreland   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Mount Salem   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Chicken Bristle   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      McKinney   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Geneva   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      New Salem   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      South Fork   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Turnersville   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Blue Lick   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Boneyville   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Jumbo   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cottonburg   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wallaceton   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Happy Landing   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kirksville   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Round Hill   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Buggytown   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ruthton   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Slate Lick   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Crow Valley   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Silver Creek   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Middletown   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Newby   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Baldwin   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gravel Switch   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bradfordsville   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Penick   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Salleetown   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Greenbriar   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Phillipsburg   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Calvary   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lebanon   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Belltown   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      New Market   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Jessietown   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Saint Mary   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Burkes Spring   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Harrodsburg   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Burgin   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Salvisa   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Botland   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chaplin   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Greenbrier   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Woodlawn   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      East Bardstown   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Stiles   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Balltown   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bloomfield   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Culvertown   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Howardstown   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bardstown   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Haven   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bee Lick   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Science Hill   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Nancy   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Vinnie   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Somerset   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ferguson   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bronston   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Burnside   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Northfield   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tateville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Whetstone   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brodhead   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Renfro Valley   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wildie   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Orlando   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Salem   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Russell Springs   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Middletown   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Jamestown   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mannsville   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Elk Horn   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Campbellsville   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mackville   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Thompsonville   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Springfield   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Saint Catharine   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Litsey   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Willisburg   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sharpsville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Seaville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brush Grove   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pulliam   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tatham Springs   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Booker   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mill Springs   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Nonesuch   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mortonsville   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Milner   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hunter Town   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Ellisburg, see our County-by-County Page for Ellisburg.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Ellisburg:

These websites are specific to Kentucky:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Kentucky to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Casey County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Adair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Anderson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Boyle County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Garrard County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Green County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jessamine County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mercer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nelson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pulaski County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rockcastle County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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Cemetery Information and Directories for Kentucky:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Kentucky,     of Casey County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Kentucky
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Kentucky
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Kentucky,     of Casey County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Kentucky

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Ellisburg ...

While our initial data for Ellisburg came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Ellisburg in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Ellisburg.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Ellisburg:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Ellisburg.
      See our Misc Page for Ellisburg for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Kentucky

About Casey County

About Kentucky

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ellisburg. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Kentucky: www.kentucky.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Ellisburg. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ellisburg) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ellisburg. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4673, Longitude: -84.9194     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ellisburg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Ellisburg, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ellisburg.