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Boyle County, Kentucky

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  • Ann Nancy Powell (1762 - 1837)
    further references *Richard Lee Morton, "Alexander Family", in The William and Mary Quarterly, Volume 10 (1902), edited by Lyon Gardiner Tyler, p. 64, note 1 link
  • John Marshall Harlan II, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1899 - 1971)
    John Marshall Harlan , II (May 20, 1899 – December 29, 1971) was an American jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court from 1955 to 1971. His namesake was his grandfather John Mars...
  • Private Oliver Raymond Brewster, (USA) (1841 - 1862)
    He enlisted on August 11, 1862, and served as a private during the Civil War in Company F, 105th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (or 105th OVI). He died October 18, 1862, of wounds received on October 8, 1862...
  • Pvt. Henry Clinton Johnson, (USA) (1819 - 1862)
    Henry enlisted in Co E, of the 21st Infantry Wisconsin Volunteers at Stockbridge, Calumet Co., Wisconsin . He died at Perryville Hospital of wounds received at the Battle of Chaplin Hills. Henry was a ...
  • Robert James Marrs (1820 - 1858)

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Boyle County was formed on February 15, 1842 from sections of Lincoln County and Mercer County. It is named for John Boyle, Congressman, Chief Justice of the Kentucky Court of Appeals, and U.S. District Judge.

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States John Marshall Harlan, a supporter of civil rights and the sole dissenter in the Civil Rights Cases and Plessy v. Ferguson, was born in Boyle County in 1833.

A courthouse fire in 1860 resulted in the loss of some county records.

During the American Civil War, the Battle of Perryville took place here on October 8, 1862, fought between the Confederate Army of Mississippi and the Union Army of the Ohio. 7,407 men fell in the battle.

Adjacent Counties


  • Aliceton
  • Alum Springs
  • Atoka
  • Brumfield
  • Danville (County Seat)
  • Forkland
  • Junction City
  • Little Needmore
  • Mitchellsburg
  • Needmore
  • Parksville
  • Perryville
  • Shelby City



Danville Confederate Monument

Perryville Confederate Monument

Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site

Perryville Union Monument

Unknown Confederate Dead Monument

National Register of Historic Places

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Boyle County Genealogical & Historical Society

KY Kinfolk

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USGW Archives


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Hearthstone Legacy

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