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Kirkcudbrightshire, Historic County of Scotland

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  • Administrative centre Kirkcudbright
  • Chapman County Code - KKD
  • Gaelic Name
  • Famous for:
  • Landmarks and Places of Interest
  • Area 2,323 (987 sq.miles)
  • Population
  • Succeeded by
  • County Flower -

Kirkcudbrightshire, or the County of Kirkcudbright or the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright is a historic county, registration county and lieutenancy area in the south-west of Scotland. For local government purposes, it forms part of the wider Dumfries and Galloway council area of which it forms a committee area under the name of the Stewartry.

It is bounded on the north and north-west by Ayrshire, on the west and south-west by Wigtownshire, on the south and south-east by the Irish Sea and the Solway Firth, and on the east and north-east by Dumfriesshire. It included the small islands of Hestan and Little Ross.



  • Anwoth
  • Balmaclellan
  • Balmaghie
  • Borgue
  • Buittle
  • Carsphairn
  • Colvend and Southwick
  • Crossmichael
  • Dalry
  • Girthon,
  • Irongray
  • Kells, Dumfries and Galloway
  • Kelton
  • Kirkbean
  • Kirkcudbright
  • Kirkgunzeon
  • Kirkmabreck
  • Kirkpatrick Durham
  • Lochrutton
  • Minnigaff
  • New Abbey
  • Parton
  • Rerrick
  • Terregles
  • Tongland
  • Troqueer
  • Twynholm
  • Urr

Towns and villages

The chief towns in order of size:-

  • Dalbeattie
  • Castle Douglas
  • Kirkcudbright
  • Gatehouse of Fleet

Other notable towns and villages:-

  • Creetown
  • St. John's Town of Dalry
  • New Galloway
  • Carsphairn
  • Corsock
  • Auchencairn
  • Palnackie
  • Haugh of Urr
  • New Abbey
  • Kirkpatrick Durham
  • Laurieston

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For Historical information about Kirkcudbrightshire visit Historic Kirkcudbrightshire Link to follow - including connections to Historical figures, Gentry and political people connected with Kirkcudbrightshire.

For Information about research in the County and Families Researched on Geni (Including Emigrants) go to Kirkcudbrightshire - Family Heads

For Famous or Notable People from Kirkcudbrightshire visit Kirkcudbrightshire - Famous People

Kirkcudbrightshire - Monumental Inscriptions, Cemeteries and Graveyards

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