Contact Info:

Lawrence County, Kentucky Genealogical & Historical Society, Inc.
P.O. Box 1445
Louisa, Kentucky 41230

Society Officers:

President and Director: Theodore B. Walter, Sr.

Vice President and Director: Victoria L. Moore

Secretary-Treasurer and Director: Judge John David Preston

Director: Lloyd L. Moore

Homepage: Nita Lewis - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Email: Alice Lauderback - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Organization Information:

The Lawrence County, Kentucky Genealogical & Historical Society, Inc., Organized under Kentucky Revised Statutes Chapter 273, is a non-profit corporation. All donations (exclusive of the $25 membership fee) are tax deductible. Donations are welcomed and appreciated and help defray our publishing and mailing costs. Our purpose is genealogical and historical research and preservation. Membership may be granted to any individual or corporation who supports the mission and purposes of the organization, and who pays the annual dues of $25 or as set by the Board of Directors. Click here for Membership form.

The Lawrence County Kentucky Genealogical and Historical Society, INC was organized on October 30, 2010 and has been going forward since this time. We would love for you to be a part of our humble society. The following is the 1st Letter from the Editor which was published in our First Issue "Lawrence County Legends".

Letter from the Editor...

Theodore B. Walter, Sr.
145 Market Street
Lexington, Kentucky 40507


It is with great pleasure that I have the opportunity to welcome you to the Lawrence County, Kentucky Genealogical and Historical Society and introduce you to our very first issue. This organization is primarily the "Brain child" of Lloyd L. Moore of Galloway, Ohio and Mattie, Kentucky. For several years, Lloyd and I have been talking about organizing a society to preserve the photographic images of Lawrence County's past. Our dream was to publish a quarterly which would include 35 to 40 Lawrence County photographs or images. This is our heritage. We also wanted to include the descendants of those from Lawrence County who had moved to other towns, counties, states and countries.

Friday before the September 17, 2010 Eastern Kentucky Genealogical Conference held at Paintsville, Lloyd and I met at Barry Ferguson's store at Blaine so we could travel to Cherokee to visit the Eliphas Preston Shelton Hylton Cemetery. I had previously contacted Nita Lewis of Xenia, Ohio and Alice Lauderback of Beaver, Ohio (both genealogists and attendees of the Conference) to join me in meeting with Lloyd. During the visit, Lloyd and I again discussed the possibility of preserving Lawrence County's past. In late September, Lloyd contacted me and advised that he had "taken the bull by the horns" and reserved the Community Center of Blaine for Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. to formulate plans to organize the Society. The following people showed up for the organizational meeting.

Lloyd Moore, Judge John David Preston, Marcia Salyer, Cynthia Cossin, Victoria Moore, Beverly Estep and myself (a number of people came after we adjourned). Reluctantly, I agreed to be President, prepare the corporate documents, and edit the first issue of the quarterly, Victoria Moore agreed to accept the office of Vice President, and Lloyd Moore agreed to be a Director. Subsequently, on November 27, 2010, Judge John David Preston was elected Secretary-Treasurer.

Hopefully, with a great deal of participation from our members and readers, we can produce an interesting and informative quarterly for our readers, researchers and future generations. We have a lot of work to do, so please join us in this venture by volunteering, contributing pictures and other data for the success of this Society. Each of you can make a difference...Lloyd has, and we thank him for pushing us to get started in the right direction.

Respectfully submitted,

Theodore B. Walter, Sr.

If you would like to become a member of the Lawrence County Kentucky Genealogical & Historical Society, INC, please go to the Membership form. We would love to have you as a part of our group.