Hello, My name is Pauli Driver Smith, and I am the county coordinator for the Lewis County, KYGenWeb Project pages. I'm really excited to be to be a part of the KyGenWeb Project, and am looking forward to developing my site into a comprehensive place where we can all share our Lewis County, Kentucky genealogy, history, and personal histories.
I do not live in or near Lewis County, although until the 1960s, generations of my family lived out their lives in Lewis and Mason Counties in Kentucky, and Adams and Brown Counties across the river in Ohio. Because I do not live here, I cannot answer specific research questions. The best place to go for your questions and queries is the Lewis County message board. If you are on Facebook, there is a great genealogy research group for Lewis county. It is quite active and the people there are very helpful.
Lewis County is the forty-eighth county in order of formation, is located in northeastern Kentucky along the Ohio River. The County is bordered by Adams County, OH (north), Scioto County, OH (northeast), Greenup County (east), Carter County (southeast), Rowan County (south), Fleming County (southwest), Mason County (west). Cities, Towns and Communities include Concord, Vanceburg,Tollesboro, Cabin Creek, Garrison, Ribolt. Lewis County was formed from a portion of Mason County on December 2, 1806, and named in honor of explorer Meriwether Lewis. As of 2000, the population of Lewis County was 14,092. The county seat is Vanceburg. Vanceburg was founded in 1797 and named after Joseph Vance. It became the county seat in 1863.
For want of a better place, here is a really nice article on the 1913 County fair and Vanceburg contributed by Glen Haney zip File
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