Kansas County History and Listings

Kansas County History and Listings

Our county-by-county listing of Kansas has contact information and dates vital records for historic and modern-day counties.

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Allen
1 N. Washington St., Iola, KS 66749
(620) 365-1407
http://www.allencounty.org
Incorporated: May 7, 1856
Parent county: Original county
Marriage records: start in 1856, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1861, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1858, Probate Court
Court: 1858, Probate Court
Military: 1860, Registrar of Deeds
Naturalization: 1871, District Court
Notes: Clerk of District Court has divorce records for late 1800s.

Anderson
100 E. Fourth St., Box 305, Garnett, KS 66032
(785) 448-6841
http://www.andersoncountyks.org
Incorporated: Jan. 7, 1856
Parent county: Original county
Marriage records: start in 1856, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1857, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1855, Probate Court
Court: 1860, District Court
Wills: 1869, Probate Court
Naturalization: 1903, District Court

Arapahoe
Incorporated: 1873
Parent county: Original county
Notes: See Haskell County. Arapahoe County was absorbed by Finney County in 1883 and name changed to Haskell County 1887.

Atchison
423 N. Fifth St., Atchison, KS 66002
(913) 367-1653
http://www.atchisoncountyks.org
Incorporated: Sep. 17, 1855
Parent county: Original county
Marriage records: start in 1855, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: 1859, District Court
Land: 1855, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1855, Probate Court
Court: 1858, District Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1891-1911. Registrar of Deeds has military discharges 1943-1990. Kansas Genealogical Society has naturalizations 1858-1953, 1914-1929.

Barber
120 E. Washington St., Medicine Lodge, KS 67104
(620) 886-3961
http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/barber
Incorporated: July 7, 1873
Parent county: Marion
Marriage records: start in 1874, kept by County Clerk
Court: 1874, District Court
Land: 1867, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1867, Probate Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1891-1911.

Barton
Box 1089, Great Bend, KS 67530
(620) 793-1835
http://www.bartoncounty.org
Incorporated: May 16, 1872
Parent county: Marion
Marriage records: start in 1872, kept by County Clerk
Land: 1872, County Clerk
Probate: 1872, County Clerk
Court: 1873, County Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1892-1911.

Billings
Incorporated: March 20, 1873
Parent county: Original county
Notes: See Norton County. Created in 1859 as Oro County, name changed to Norton County in 1867. In 1873 name changed to Billings and changed back to Norton in 1874.

Bourbon
210 S. National Ave., Fort Scott, KS 66701
(316) 223-3800
http://www.bourboncountyks.org
Incorporated: Sep. 12, 1855
Parent county: Original county
Marriage records: start in 1855, kept by Probate Court
Land: 1856, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1864, Probate Court
Court: 1864, Probate Court
Notes: District Court has naturalization records 1868-1933. Probate Court has wills 1858-1925.

Breckenridge
Incorporated: Aug. 25, 1855
Parent county: Original county
Notes: See Lyon County. Name changed to Lyon Feb. 5, 1862. Was attached to Madison County for civil and criminal purposes. In 1861 Madison County was abolished and the northern part given to Breckenridge.

Brown
601 Oregon St., Hiawatha, KS 66434
(785) 742-2581
http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/brown
Incorporated: Aug. 25, 1855
Parent county: Original county
Birth records: start in 1885, kept by County District Ct.
Marriage: 1857, Probate Court
Death: 1895, County District Court
Land: 1857, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1857, Probate Court
Court: 1859, District Court
Notes: District Court has naturalization records 1873-1954.

Buffalo
Incorporated: March 20, 1873
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Notes: (See Gray, old) In 1881 the northern tier of Buffalo County was added to Lane County. The remainder was added to Gray County and later to Finney County.

Butler
205 W. Central Ave., El Dorado, KS 67042
(316) 322-4232
http://www.bucoks.com
Incorporated: Aug. 25, 1855
Parent county: Original county
Marriage records: start in 1861, kept by District Court
Land: 1868, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: Registrar of Deeds has Military Discharge records 1943-1950. County Clerk has birth and death records.
Calhoun
Incorporated: Sep. 24, 1855
Parent county: Original county
Notes: See Jackson County. Name changed to Jackson Feb. 11, 1859. Early marriage records are in Molton and Jackson counties.

Chase
Courthouse Sq., Box 547, Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845
(620) 273-6423
http://www.chasecountyks.org
Incorporated: March 15, 1859
Parent counties: Butler, Wise
Marriage records: start in 1860, kept by District Court
Land: 1859, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1864, Probate Court
Court: 1861, District Court
Notes: Military records 1861-1865 are available. Circuit Court has naturalization records 1872-1941.

Chautauqua
215 N. Chautauqua St., Sedan, KS 67361
(620) 725-5800
http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/chautauq
Incorporated: June 1, 1875
Parent counties: Howard, Godfrey
Marriage records: start in 1870, kept by Probate Judge
Land: 1871, Registrar of Deeds
Court: 1871, District Court
Notes: Clerk of District Court has divorce records 1884-1949. Probate Judge has probate records 1871-1900.

Cherokee
100 W. Maple, Box 14, Columbus, KS 66725
(620) 429-2042
http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/cherokee
Incorporated: Aug. 3, 1866
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1894, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1867, Probate Court
Death: 1894, County Clerk
Naturalization: 1870, Probate Court
Land: 1866, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1870, Probate Court
Wills: 1870, Probate Court
Notes: Formerly McGee County. Name changed to Cherokee Feb. 18, 1860.

Cheyenne
Box 985, St. Francis, KS 67756
(785) 332-8800
http://www.cheyennecounty.org
Incorporated: 1886
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Marriage records: start in 1886, kept by District Court
Divorce: 1892, District Court
Probate: 1892, District Court
Court: 1892, District Court
Land: 1873, Registrar of Deeds

Clark
913 Highland St., Ashland, KS 67831
(620) 635-2813
http://www.clarkcountyks.com
Incorporated: May 5, 1885
Parent counties: Marion, Ford
Marriage records: start in 1885, kept by Probate Judge
Divorce: 1885, Probate Judge
Land: 1872, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1885, Probate Judge
Court: 1885, Probate Judge

Clay
712 Fifth St., Box 98, Clay Center, KS 67432
(785) 632-2552
http://www.claycountykansas.org
Incorporated: 1866
Parent county: Original county
Marriage records: start in 1867, kept by Probate Court
Land: 1866, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1872, Probate Court
Court: 1868, District Court
Wills: 1867, Probate Court
Naturalization: 1868, District Court
Notes: Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1919-1957. Probate Court has birth and death records 1885-1911.

Cloud
811 Washington St., Concordia, KS 66901
(785) 243-8110
http://www.cloudcountyks.org
Incorporated: March 27, 1867
Parent county: Shirley
Marriage records: start in 1867, kept by Probate Judge
Divorce: ca. 1860, District Court
Land: 1869, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: ca. 1860, Clerk/Circuit Ct.
Court: ca. 1860, District Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1885-1911. Formerly Shirley County, name changed to Cloud March 27, 1867.

Coffey
110 S. Sixth St., Burlington, KS 66839
(620) 364-2191
http://www.coffeycountyks.org
Incorporated: Aug. 25, 1855
Parent county: Original county
Birth records: start in 1892, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1856, County Clerk
Divorce: 1861, District Court
Death: 1886, County Clerk
Land: 1857, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1857, Probate Court
Court: 1861, District Court
Naturalization: 1869, District Court
Wills: 1861, Probate Court
Notes: Registrar of Deeds has military discharges 1869-1885.

Comanche
201 S. New York St., Box 776, Coldwater, KS 67029
(620) 582-2361
http://www.comanchecounty.com
Incorporated: 1885
Parent county: Marion
Divorce records: start in 1867, kept by District Court
Land: 1885, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1867, District Court
Court: 1867, District Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth records 1891-1911, death records 1891-1908, and marriage records 1891-1913.

Cowley
311 E. Ninth Ave., Box 472, Winfield, KS 67156
(620) 221-5470
http://www.cowleycounty.org
Incorporated: Feb. 28, 1870
Parent county: Butler
Birth records: start in 1911, kept by State Vital Records
Divorce: 1870, Registrar of Deeds
Death: 1911, State Vital Records
Land: 1871, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1870, District Court
Court: 1870, District Court
Notes: Registrar of Deeds has marriage records 1870-1911. Name was Hunter and changed to Cowley in 1870.

Crawford
Box 249, Girard, KS 66743-0249
(620) 724-6115
http://www.crawfordcountykansas.org
Incorporated: Feb. 13, 1867
Parent counties: Bourbon, Cherokee
Marriage records: start in 1867, kept by Probate Court
Divorce: 1867, District Court
Land: 1867, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1868, Probate Court
Court: 1867, District Court
Naturalization: 1868, District Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1887-1911.

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Davis
Incorporated: Aug. 25, 1855
Parent county: Original county
Notes: See Geary County. Name changed March 7, 1889.

Decatur
Box 28, Oberlin, KS 67749
(785) 475-8102
http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/decatur
Incorporated: Dec. 15, 1879
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Divorce records: start in 1881, kept by District Court
Land: 1855, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1891, District Court
Court: 1881, District Court
Naturalization: 1880, District Court
Notes: Clerk of District Court has birth and death records 1885-1911 and marriage records 1881-1912, 1917-1926.

Dickinson
109 E. First St., Box 248, Abilene, KS 67410
(785) 263-3774
http://www.dkcoks.org
Incorporated: Feb. 20, 1857
Parent counties: Davis, Unorganized Territory
Land Records: start in 1859, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Court: 1882, District Clerk
Probate: 1882, District Clerk
Notes: County Clerk has birth, death, marriage records 1895-1911.

Doniphan
Box 278, Troy, KS 66087
(785) 985-3513
http://www.dpcountyks.com
Incorporated: Sep. 18, 1855
Parent county: Original county
Birth records: start in 1898, kept by County Health Officer
Marriage: 1856, Probate Court
Death: 1898, County Health Officer
Land: 1856, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1852, Probate Court
Court: 1858, District Court
Naturalization: 1868, District Court
Notes: A yearly county census is taken.

Dorn
Incorporated: Aug. 25, 1855
Parent county: Original county
Notes: See Neosho County. Name changed June 3, 1861.

Douglas
1100 Massachusetts, Lawrence, KS 66044
(785) 832-5281
http://www.douglas-county.com
Incorporated: Sep. 24, 1855
Parent county: Original county
Divorce records: start in 1864, kept by District Court
Land: 1856, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1855, District Court
Court: 1863, District Court
Notes: Genealogical Society has marriages 1854-1884, Clerk of District Court has naturalizations 1867-1954. Records destroyed Aug. 21, 1863, in Quantrill’s raid. Some marriages reconstructed.

Edwards
312 Massachusetts Ave., Kinsley, KS 67547
(620) 659-3000
http://www.edwardscounty.org
Incorporated: March 18, 1874
Parent county: Kiowa
Divorce records: start in 1874, kept by District Court
Land: 1874, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1874, District Court
Court: 1874, District Court

Elk
127 N. Pine St., Box 606, Howard, KS 67349
(620) 374-2490
http://ks-elk.manatron.com
Incorporated: March 25, 1875
Parent county: Howard
Notes: Clerk of District Court has birth and death records 1885-1889, 1892-1911. Courthouse burned in 1906.
Marriage records: start in 1878, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Land: 1871, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1906, Probate Judge
Court: 1906, District Court

Ellis
1204 Fort St., Box 720, Hays, KS 67601
(785) 628-9410
http://www.ellisco.org
Incorporated: Feb. 26, 1867
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Divorce records: start in 1871, kept by District Court
Land: ca. 1880, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1871, District Court
Court: 1871, District Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth, death, marriage records 1886-1912.

Ellsworth
210 N. Kansas Ave., Box 396, Ellsworth, KS 67439
(785) 472-4161
http://www.ellsworthcounty.org
Incorporated: Feb. 26, 1867
Parent counties: Marion, Unorganized Territory, Peketon
Divorce records: start in 1868, kept by District Court
Land: 1867, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1868, District Court
Court: 1868, District Court

Finney
Box M, Garden City, KS 67846
(620) 272-3500
http://www.finneycounty.org
Incorporated: Feb. 22, 1883
Parent county: Marion
Marriage records: start in 1885, kept by District Court
Divorce: 1885, District Court
Probate: 1885, District Court
Court: 1885, District Court
Naturalization: 1885, District Court
Notes: Formerly Sequoyah County. Name changed Feb. 21, 1883.

Foote
Incorporated: March 20, 1873
Parent county: Marion
Notes: See Gray County, old. Became Gray 1881, disappeared 1883.

Ford
100 Gunsmoke, Dodge City, KS 67801
(620) 227-4550
http://www.fordcounty.net
Incorporated: April 5, 1873
Parent county: Marion
Divorce records: start in 1873, kept by District Court
Land: 1873, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1873, Probate Judge
Court: 1873, Probate Judge
Notes: County Clerk has birth, death, and marriage records 1905-1911. Probate Judge has naturalization records 1874-1906.

Franklin
315 S. Main, Ottawa, KS 66067
(785) 229-3410
http://www.franklincoks.org
Incorporated: Aug. 25, 1855
Parent county: Original county
Marriage records: start in 1858, kept by District Court
Divorce: 1860, District Court
Land: 1857, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1859, District Court
Court: 1859, District Court
Wills: 1863, Probate Court
Naturalization: 1869, District Court

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Garfield
Incorporated: March 23, 1889
Parent counties: Finney, Hodgeman
Notes: Annexed to Finney March 18, 1893.

Geary
200 E. Eighth St., Box 927, Junction City, KS 66441
(785) 238-3912
http://ks-geary.manatron.com
Incorporated: March 7, 1889
Parent county: Original county
Marriage records: start in 1860, kept by Probate Court
Divorce: 1867, District Court
Land: 1858, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1856, Probate Court
Court: 1861, District Court
Naturalization: 1865, District Court
Notes: Formerly Davis County. Name changed Feb. 28, 1889

Godfrey
Aug. 30, 1855
Parent county: Original county
Notes: (See Seward, old) Name changed to Seward June 3, 1861.

Gove
520 Washington St., Box 128, Gove, KS 67736
(785) 938-2300
http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/gove
Incorporated: 1886
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Land Records: start in 1885, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1886, District Court
Court: 1886, District Court

Graham
410 N. Pomeroy, Hill City, KS 67642
(785) 421-3453
http://www.grahamcountyks.com
Incorporated: 1880
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Divorce records: 1887, District Court
Land: 1886, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1887, District Court
Court: 1887, District Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth, death, marriage records 1892-1904.

Grant
108 S. Glenn, Ulysses, KS 67880
(620) 356-1335
http://www.grantcoks.org
Incorporated: 1889
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Marriage records: start date unknown, kept by District Court
Divorce: unknown, District Court
Land: 1887, Registrar of Deeds
Probate and Court: unknown, District Court
Notes: Local census taken every year.

Gray
300 S. Main, Box 487, Cimarron, KS 67835
(620) 855-3618
http://grayco.org
Incorporated: July 20, 1887
Parent counties: Finney, Ford
Marriage records: start in 1887, kept by District Court
Divorce: 1887, District Court
Land: 1887, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1885, District Court

Gray, Old
Incorporated: March 13, 1881
Parent counties: Foote, Buffalo
Notes: Disappeared in 1883; reorganized July 20, 1887.

Greeley
208 Harper St., Box 277, Tribune, KS 67879
(620) 376-4256
http://www.greeleycountygovernment.org
Incorporated: July 9, 1888
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Marriage records: start in 1888, kept by Probate Judge
Land: 1886, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1887, District Court
Court: 1888, District Court

Greenwood
311 N. Main, Box 268, Eureka, KS 67045
(620) 583-8121
http://www.greenwoodcounty.org
Incorporated: Aug. 25, 1855
Parent county: Original county
Divorce records: start in unknown, kept by District Court
Land: 1858, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1911, District Court
Court: unknown, District Court
Notes: County Historical Society has marriages 1856-1985.

Hamilton
Box 1167, Syracuse, KS 67878
(620) 384-5629
http://www.hamiltoncountyks.com
Incorporated: March 20, 1873
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Divorce records: start in 1886, kept by District Court
Court: 1886, District Court
Land: 1884, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1886, District Court

Harper
201 N. Jennings Ave., Anthony, KS 67003
(620) 842-5555
http://www.harpercountyks.gov
Incorporated: 1873
Parent county: Marion
Marriage records: start in 1878, kept by District Court
Land: 1878, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1883, District Court
Court: 1883, District Court

Harvey
800 N. Main, Box 687, Newton, KS 67114
(316) 284-6842
http://www.harveycounty.com
Incorporated: March 7, 1872
Parent counties: McPherson, Sedgwick, Marion
Land Records: start in 1862, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1872, District Court
Court: 1877, District Court
Notes: Clerk of District Court has divorce records 1877-1917 and marriage records 1872-1951. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1919-1945.

Haskell
Box 518, Sublette, KS 67877
(620) 675-2263
http://www.haskellcounty.org
Incorporated: Jul. 1, 1887
Parent county: Finney
Marriage records: start in 1887, kept by Probate Judge
Divorce: 1887, District Court
Court: 1875, District Court
Probate: 1875, District Court

Hodgeman
500 Main St., Box 247, Jetmore, KS 67854
(620) 357-6421
http://www.hodgemancountyks.com
Incorporated: Feb. 26, 1867
Parent county: Marion
Divorce records: start in 1887, kept by District Court
Land: 1879, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1887, District Court
Court: 1887, District Court

Howard
Incorporated: Feb. 26, 1867
Parent county: Original county
Notes: See Elk and Chautauqua. Originated as Godfrey County. Name changed to Seward, old in 1861 and to Howard in 1867. Howard divided to form Elk and Chautauqua counties in 1875.

Hunter
Incorporated: 1855
Parent county: Original county
Notes: Annexed into Butler County 1864.

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Jackson
400 New York Ave., Holton, KS 66436
(785) 364-2891
http://ks-jackson.manatron.com
Incorporated: Feb. 11, 1859
Parent county: Original county
Marriage records: start in 1855, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: 1859, District Court
Land: 1857, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1855, Probate Court
Court: 1858, District Court
Naturalization: 1868, District Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1902-1911. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1862-1965. Formerly Calhoun County. Name changed to Jackson Feb. 11, 1859.

Jefferson
300 W. Jefferson St., Box 321, Oskaloosa, KS 66066
(785) 863-2272
http://www.jfcountyks.com
Incorporated: Aug. 25, 1855
Parent county: Original county
Marriage records: start in 1856, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: unknown, District Court
Land: 1856, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1855, District Court

Jewell
307 N. Commercial, Mankato, KS 66956
(785) 378-4020
http://skyways.lib.ks.us/counties/JW
Incorporated: Feb. 1870
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Marriage records: start in 1871, kept by District Court
Divorce: 1813, District Court
Land: 1871, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1813, District Court
Court: 1813, District Court
Notes: Registrar of Deeds has birth, death records 1886-1908.

Johnson
111 S. Cherry, Suite 1200, Olathe, KS 66061
(913) 715-0780
http://www.jocogov.org
Incorporated: Aug. 25, 1855
Parent county: Original county
Marriage records: start in 1857, kept by Probate Court
Divorce: 1860, District Court
Probate: 1857, Probate Court
Court: 1861, District Court
Land: 1857, Registrar of Deeds
Naturalization: 1870, District Court

Kansas
Incorporated: 1873
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Notes: Created in 1873 from unorganized lands, absorbed into Seward County in 1883. Reorganized in 1886 as Morton County.

Kearny
304 N. Main St., Box 86, Lakin, KS 67860
(620) 355-6422
http://www.kearnycountykansas.com
Incorporated: March 27, 1888
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Divorce records: start in 1894, kept by District Court
Land: 1894, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1895, District Court
Court: 1894, District Court
Local Census: 1913, County Appraiser
Notes: County Clerk has birth, marriage, death records 1900-1910. Find newspapers with County Clerk and Historical Society. Created in 1873 from unorganized lands. Absorbed by Finney and Hamilton in 1883. Re-created in 1887 with same boundaries and formally organized in 1889. A 1904 fire destroyed many county records.

Kingman
138 N. Spruce St., Kingman, KS 67068
(620) 523-2521
http://www.kingmancoks.com
Incorporated: March 7, 1872
Parent county: Reno
Marriage records: start in 1875, kept by District Court
Divorce: 1874, District Court
Land: 1874, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1874, District Court
Court: 1874, District Court

Kiowa
211 E. Florida, Greensburg, KS 67054
(620) 723-3366
http://www.kiowacountyks.org
Incorporated: March 25, 1886
Parent counties: Comanche, Edwards
Land Records: start in 1886, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1886, District Court
Court: 1886, District Court

Kiowa, old
Incorporated: Feb. 26, 1867
Parent county: Marion
Notes: Absorbed by Edwards and Comanche in 1875. Kiowa re-created Feb. 10, 1886 from parts of Edwards and Comanche.

Labette
517 Merchant St., Box 387, Oswego, KS 67356
(620)795-2138
http://www.labettecounty.com
Incorporated: Feb. 26, 1867
Parent county: Neosho
Divorce records: start in 1870, kept by District Court
Probate and Wills: 1868, Probate Court
Court: 1870, District Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth records 1885-1891 and death 1885-1889. Registrar of Deeds has land records 1868-1919. Probate Court has marriages 1867-1920. Yearly county census taken 1915-1979.

Lane
144 S. Lane, Box 788, Dighton, KS 67839
(620) 397-5356
http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/lane
Incorporated: June 3, 1886
Parent counties: Unorganized Territory, Pekedon Territory
Divorce records: start in 1887, kept by District Court
Land: 1887, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1887, District Court
Court: 1887, District Court

Leavenworth
300 Walnut, Leavenworth, KS 66048
(913) 684-0422
http://www.leavenworthcounty.org
Incorporated: Aug. 25, 1855
Parent county: Original county
Marriage records: start in 1855, kept by Probate Judge
Land: 1857, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1855, Probate Court
Court: 1855, District Court
Wills: 1857, Probate Court

Lincoln
216 E. Lincoln, Lincoln, KS 67455
(785) 524-4757
http://www.lincolncoks.com
Incorporated: 1870
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1886, kept by Lincoln City Hall
Divorce: 1880, District Court
Marriage: 1871, District Court
Land: 1871, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1880, District Court
Court: 1880, District Court
Notes: Lincoln City Hall has death records 1886-1989.

Linn
315 Main St., Box 350, Mound City, KS 66056
(913) 795-2668
http://www.linncountyks.com
Incorporated: Aug. 30, 1855
Parent county: Original county
Birth records: start in 1885, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1855, County Clerk/Probate Judge
Death: 1885, County Clerk
Divorce: 1856, County Clerk
Probate: 1856, Probate Court
Court: 1856, County Clerk
Land: 1857, Registrar of Deeds
Naturalization: 1868, District Court
Wills:1866, Probate Court
Notes: Registrar of Deeds has military records 1919-1960.

Logan
710 W. Second, Oakley, KS 67748
(785) 672-4244
http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/logan
Incorporated: Sep. 17, 1887
Parent county: St. John
Marriage records: start in 1888, kept by District Court
Divorce: 1887, District Court
Land: 1885, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1887, District Court
Court: 1887, District Court
Notes: Clerk of District Court has naturalization records 1908-1926. Formerly St. John County. Name changed Feb. 24, 1887.

Lykins
Incorporated: Aug. 25, 1855
Parent county: Original county
Notes: See Miami County. Name changed to Miami June 3, 1861.

Lyon
430 Commercial St., Emporia, KS 66801
(620) 341-3245
http://www.lyoncounty.org
Incorporated: 1858
Parent county: Original county
Birth records: start in 1885, kept by County Historical Society
Marriage: 1856, District Court
Divorce: 1860, District Court
Death: 1885, County Historical Society
Land: 1856, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1859, District Court
Court: 1858, District Court
Notes: Formerly Breckenridge County. Name changed Feb. 5, 1862.

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Madison
Incorporated: 1855
Parent county: Original county
Notes: Created in 1855. In 1861 it was divided between Greenwood and and Breckenridge (now Lyon).

Marion
Box 219, Madison, KS 66861
(620) 382-2185
http://www.marioncoks.net
Incorporated: Aug. 30, 1855
Parent county: Original county
Marriage records: start in 1866, kept by Probate Court
Divorce: unknown, District Court
Land: 1870, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1870, Probate Court
Court: 1867, District Court
Naturalization: 1870, District Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1885-1902. Created Aug. 30, 1855 as original county but later disappeared. Organized in 1860 as smaller county and enlarged in 1865 to include Peketon area. Reduced in area as other counties formed from it.

Marshall
1201 Broadway, Marysville, KS 66508
(785) 562-5361
http://www.marshall.kansasgov.com
Incorporated: Aug. 25, 1855
Parent county: Original county
Marriage records: start in 1857, kept by Probate Court
Divorce: 1863, District Court
Land: 1859, Probate Court
Probate: 1857, Probate Court
Court: 1858, District Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth records 1885-1911 and death records 1889-1911.

McGee
Incorporated: Aug. 30, 1855
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Notes: Created Aug. 25, 1855 as an original county. Name changed to Cherokee County Feb. 18, 1860.

McPherson
Box 425, McPherson, KS 67460
(620) 241-3656
http://www.mcphersoncountyks.us
Incorporated: March 1, 1870
Parent counties: Peketon, Marion
Divorce records: start in 1871, kept by District Court
Land: 1870, Registrar of Deeds
Court: 1871, District Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1874-1911. Clerk of District Court has marriage records 1870-1951, naturalization records 1908-1929, and Probate records 1859-1923. Originally part of Peketon County. Became a township of Marion County when Peketon was abolished. Organized as a county in 1870.

Meade
200 N. Fowler St., Box 278, Meade, KS 67864
(620) 873-8700
http://www.meadeco.org
Incorporated: March 30, 1873
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in ca. 1900, kept by District Court
Marriage: ca. 1900, Probate Judge
Divorce: ca. 1900, District Court
Land: 1884, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: ca. 1900, District Court
Court: ca. 1900, District Court
Notes: Created March 30, 1873 from unorganized lands. Divided in 1883 between Seward, Finney, and Ford counties. Reorganized in the same area but with slightly different boundaries Nov. 3, 1885.

Miami
201 S. Pearl St., Suite 102, Paola, KS 66071
(913) 294-3976
http://www.miamicountyks.org
Incorporated: Aug. 30, 1855
Parent county: Original county
Birth records: start in 1885, kept by Probate Court
Marriage: 1857, Probate Court
Divorce: 1857, District Court
Death: 1885, Probate Court
Land: 1857, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1857, Probate Court
Court: 1858, District Court
Naturalization: 1867, District Court
Wills: 1857, Probate Court
Notes: Formerly Lykins County. Name changed June 3, 1861.

Mitchell
111 S. Henry, Box 190, Beloit, KS 67420
(785) 738-3652
http://www.mcks.org
Incorporated: Feb. 26, 1867
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Marriage records: start in 1870, kept by District Court
Divorce: 1875, District Court
Land: 1871, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: ca. 1870, District Court
Court: ca. 1875, District Court

Montgomery
217 E. Myrtle, Box 446, Independence, KS 67301
(620) 330-1200
http://www.mgcountyks.org
Incorporated: Feb. 26, 1867
Parent county: Wilson
Divorce records: start in 1871, kept by District Court
Probate: 1870, District Court
Court: 1871, District Court
Wills:1870 District Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth records 1888-1911 and death records 1887-1911. Registrar of Deeds has land records 1870-1886. Clerk of District Court has marriage records 1870-1918 and naturalization records 1870-1917.

Morris
501 W. Main St., Council Grove, KS 66846
(620) 767-5518
http://www.morriscountyks.org
Incorporated: Aug. 30, 1855
Parent county: Original county
Marriage records: start in 1859, kept by District Court
Divorce: 1860, District Court
Land: 1858, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1856, Probate Court
Court: 1860, District Court
Notes: County Clerk has military discharge records 1917-1999. Clerk of District Court has naturalization records 1907-1929. Formerly Wise County, name changed to Morris Feb. 11, 1859.

Morton
1025 Morton St., Box 1116, Elkhart, KS 67950
(620) 697-2157
http://www.mtcoks.com
Incorporated: Feb. 18, 1886
Parent county: Seward
Marriage records: start in 1887, kept by District Court
Divorce and Probate: ca. 1900, District Court
Land: 1886, Registrar of Deeds
Court: ca. 1900, County Clerk

Nemaha
607 Nemaha, Box 186, Seneca, KS 66538
(785) 336-2170
http://www.nemaha.kansasgov.com
Incorporated: Aug. 30, 1855
Parent county: Original county
Marriage records: start in 1861, kept by Probate Court
Divorce: 1857, District Court
Land: 1858, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1857, Probate Court
Court: 1859, District Court
Naturalization: 1859, District Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth, marriage, and death records 1885-1911. Courthouse burned in 1876. Some records were destroyed.

Neosho
100 S. Main St., Box 138, Erie, KS 66733
(620) 244-3811
http://www.neoshocountyks.org
Incorporated: June 3, 1861
Parent county: Dorn
Birth records: start in 1892, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1864, Probate Court
Death: 1892, County Clerk
Land: 1866, Registrar of Deeds
Probate and Wills: 1867, Probate Court
Naturalization: 1868, District Court
Court: 1867, Probate Court
Notes: Registrar of Deeds has military discharges 1883-1947. Formerly Dorn County. Name changed in 1861; organized in 1864.

Ness
202 W. Sycamore St., Ness City, KS 67560
(785) 798-2401
http://www.nesscountyks.com
Incorporated: Feb. 26, 1867
Parent counties: Unorganized Territory, Peketon Territory
Marriage records: start in 1876, kept by District Court
Divorce: 1876, District Court
Land: 1874, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1876, District Court
Court: 1876, District Court
Notes: Created in 1867 from unorganized lands. First organized in 1873, disorganized in 1874, and reorganized April 14, 1880.

Norton
105 S. Kansas, Box 70, Norton, KS 67654
(785) 877-5710
http://www.nortoncounty.net
Incorporated: Feb. 26, 1867
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1874, kept by County Clerk
Marriage: 1875, District Court
Divorce: 1874, District Court
Death: 1874, County Clerk
Land: 1874, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1872, District Court
Court: 1874, District Court
Notes: Name changed to Billings March 6, 1873 and back to Norton Feb. 19, 1874. Registrar of Deeds has some cemetery records. Courthouse destroyed by fire Dec. 1, 1926; prior records incomplete.

Old Arapahoe
Incorporated: 1855
Parent county: Original county
Notes: Was under the territory of Kansas. Became part of the Colorado territory in 1861.

Oro
Incorporated: Feb. 7, 1859
Parent county: Original county
Notes: Now part of Colorado.

Osage
717 Topeka Ave., Box 226, Lyndon, KS 66451
(785) 828-4812
http://www.osageco.org
Incorporated: Feb. 11, 1859
Parent county: Original County
Marriage records: start in 1889, kept by District Court
Divorce: 1861, District Court
Land: 1858, Registrar of Deeds
Court: 1861, District Court
Naturalization: 1870, District Court
Probate: 1859, Probate Court
Wills: 1861, Probate Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth records 1886-1921 and death records 1885-1909. Formerly Weller County. Name changed to Osage Feb. 11, 1859.

Osborne
423 W. Main , Box 160, Osborne, KS 67473
(785) 346-2431
http://www.osbornecounty.org
Incorporated: Feb. 26, 1867
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Marriage records: start in 1872, kept by Probate Judge
Divorce: 1872, Probate Judge
Land: 1872, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1872, Probate Judge
Court: 1872, Probate Judge
Notes: Created in 1867 from unorganized lands; organized in 1871.

Otoe
Incorporated: Feb. 17, 1860
Parent county: Marion
Notes: Became part of Butler County Feb. 24, 1864.

Ottawa
307 N. Concord, Minneapolis, KS 67467
(785) 392-2279
http://www.ottawacounty.org
Incorporated: Feb. 27, 1860
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Birth records: start in 1890, kept by District Court
Divorce: 1890, District Court
Death: 1890, District Court
Land: 1867, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1890, District Court
Notes: Clerk of District Court has marriage records 1868-1890. Created in 1860 from unorganized lands; formally organized in 1866.

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Pawnee
715 Broadway, Larned, KS 67550
(620) 285-3721
http://www.pawneecountykansas.com
Incorporated: Feb. 26, 1867
Parent county: Marion
Marriage records: start in 1873, kept by District Court
Divorce: ca. 1867, District Court
Land: 1867, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: ca. 1867, District Court
Court: ca. 1867, District Court

Peketon
Incorporated: 1854
Parent county: Original territory
Notes: Abolished in 1867.

Phillips
301 State St., Phillipsburg, KS 67661
(785) 543-6825
http://www.phillipscounty.org
Incorporated: Feb. 26, 1867
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Divorce records: start in 1867, kept by District Court
Land: 1867, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1867, District Court
Court: 1867, District Court
Notes: Clerk of District Court has birth, death, marriage records 1872-1924, and naturalizations 1876-1906. County genealogical society has military records 1861-1865. Formally organized in 1872.

Pottawatomie
207 N. First, Box 187, Westmoreland, KS 66549
(785) 457-3314
http://www.pottcounty.org
Incorporated: Feb. 20, 1857
Parent county: Riley
Marriage records: start in 1858, kept by Probate Court
Divorce: unknown, Unified Court System
Land: 1858, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1857, Probate Court
Court: 1861, County Court
Naturalization: 1866, District Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1885-1911. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1919-1970.

Pratt
300 S. Ninnescah St., Box 885, Pratt, KS 67124
(620) 672-4110
http://www.prattcounty.org
Incorporated: Feb. 26, 1867
Parent county: Marion
Divorce records: start in ca. 1879, kept by District Court
Land: ca. 1879, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: ca. 1979, District Court
Court: ca. 1879, District Court
Notes: Clerk of District Court has marriage records 1878-1911.

Rawlins
607 Main St., Atwood, KS 67730
(785) 626-3351
http://www.rawlinscounty.info
Incorporated: March 20, 1873
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Land Records: start in 1881, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1881, District Court
Court: 1881, District Court
Notes: Clerk of District Court has marriage records 1880-1920.

Reno
206 W. First, Hutchinson, KS 67501
(620) 694-2514
http://www.renogov.org
Incorporated: 1873
Parent county: Marion
Marriage records: start in 1872, kept by County Clerk
Divorce: 1872, District Court
Probate: 1872, District Court
Court: 1872, District Court
Land: 1872, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1890-1911 and cemetery records 1865-1978.

Republic
Box 429, Belleville, KS 66935
(785) 527-5691
http://www.republiccounty.org
Incorporated: 1867
Parent counties: Original county, unorganized land
Land Records: start in 1865, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Probate: ca. 1868, District Court
Court: ca. 1868, District Court
Marriage: 1872, District Court

Rice
101 W. Commercial St., Lyons, KS 67554
(620) 257-2232
http://www.ricecounty.us
Incorporated: 1871
Parent county: Marion
Marriage records: start in 1872, kept by District Court
Divorce: 1898, District Court
Land: 1872, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1898, Clerk of Probate Court
Court: 1898, District Court
Notes: Lyons City Clerk has birth records 1890-1911. Clerk of District Court has naturalization records 1907-1929.

Richardson
Incorporated: Aug. 25, 1855
Parent county: Original county
Notes: Name changed to Wabaunsee Feb. 11, 1859.

Riley
110 Courthouse Plaza, Manhattan, KS 66502
(785) 537-6300
http://rileyco-ks.genweb.us
Incorporated: Aug. 25, 1855
Parent county: Original county
Marriage records: start in 1856, kept by Probate Court
Divorce: 1859, District Court
Court: 1859, District Court
Land: 1859, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1857, Probate Court
Naturalization: 1859, District Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1892-1909. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1919-1953.

Rooks
115 N. Walnut St., Stockton, KS 67669
(785) 425-6391
http://www.rookscounty.net
Incorporated: 1872
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Marriage records: start in 1874, kept by District Court
Divorce: 1872, District Court
Land: 1872, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1872, District Court
Court: 1872, District Court
Notes: Clerk of District Court has birth, death records 1888-1901.

Rush
715 Elm, Box 220, La Crosse, KS 67548
(785) 222-2731
http://www.rushcounty.org
Incorporated: 1874
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Marriage records: start in ca. 1876, District Court
Divorce: 1874, District Court
Land: 1874, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1874, District Court
Court: 1874, District Court

Russell
Box 113, Russell, KS 67665
(785) 483-4641
http://www.russell.kansasgov.com
Incorporated: 1872
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Marriage records: start in 1873, kept by District Court
Divorce: 1872, District Court
Probate: 1872, District Court
Court: 1872, District Court

Saline
300 W. Ash, Salina, KS 67401
(785) 309-5820
http://www.saline.org
Incorporated: Feb. 15, 1860
Parent county: Unorganized land
Marriage records: start in 1860, kept by District Court
Land: ca. 1860, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: ca. 1860, District Court
Court: 1870, District Court

Scott
303 Court St., Scott City, KS 67871
(620) 872-2420
http://www.scott.kansasgov.com
Incorporated: 1886
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Marriage records: start in 1886, kept by Probate Judge
Divorce: 1886, District Court
Probate: 1886, District Court
Court: 1886, District Court
Land: 1886, Registrar of Deeds

Sedgwick
515 N. Main, Suite 211, Wichita, KS 67203
(316) 383-7666
http://www.sedgwickcounty.org
Incorporated: 1870
Parent counties: Butler, Marion
Marriage records: start in 1870, kept by District Court
Land: 1870, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1870, District Court
Court: 1870, District Court
Notes: Clerk of District Court has naturalization records 1870-1926.

Sequoyah
Incorporated: 1873
Parent county: Marion
Notes: (See Finney) Name changed to Finney Feb. 21, 1883.

Seward
415 N. Washington, Liberal, KS 67901
(620) 626-3204
http://www.sewardcountyks.org
Incorporated: Jan. 17, 1886
Parent county: Unorganized land
Marriage records: start in ca. 1886, kept by District Court
Divorce: ca. 1886, District Court
Land: 1886, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: ca. 1886, District Court
Court: ca. 1886, District Court
Notes: Created in 1873 from unorganized lands in southwestern Kansas (not old Seward County in eastern Kansas). It was absorbed in 1883 by Kansas, Stevens and part of Meade counties. In 1886 it was organized and reduced in area as counties were divided from it.

Seward, Old
Incorporated: Aug. 30, 1855
Parent county: Original county
Notes: Created in 1855 as Godfrey County. In 1861 name changed to Seward (not the modern county of Seward), and again in 1867 to Howard. In 1875 Howard divided into Elk and Chautauqua counties.

Shawnee
200 E. Seventh, Room 107, Topeka, KS 66603
(785) 233-8200
http://www.co.shawnee.ks.us
Incorporated: Aug. 25, 1855
Parent county: Original county
Land Records: start in 1859, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1859, Probate Court
Naturalization: 1865, District Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth, marriage, and death records 1894-1911. Third Judicial District Court has marriage records 1856-1913.

Sheridan
925 Ninth St., Box 899, Hoxie, KS 67740
(785) 675-3361
http://www.accesskansas.org/sheridan
Incorporated: 1880
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Marriage records: start in ca. 1885, kept by District Court
Divorce: ca. 1885, District Court
Land: 1880, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1881, District Court
Court: ca. 1885, District Court

Sherman
813 Broadway, Room 102, Goodland, KS 67735
(785) 899-4802
http://www.sherman.kansasgov.com
Incorporated: 1886
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Divorce records: start in 1887, kept by District Court
Land: 1886, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1886, District Court
Court: 1887, District Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1888-1892 and marriage records 1886-1923.

Shirley
Incorporated: Sep. 6, 1866
Parent county: Original county
Notes: Shirley County was previously attached to Marshall County for judicial purposes. Name changed to Cloud Feb. 26, 1867.

Smith
218 S. Grant St., Smith Center, KS 66967
(785) 282-5110
http://www.smithcoks.com
Incorporated: 1872
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Marriage records: start in 1875, kept by Probate Judge
Divorce: 1875, District Court
Land: 1872, County Clerk
Probate: 1875, Probate Judge
Court: 1875, District Court

St. John
Incorporated: March 13, 1881
Parent county: Wallace
Notes: Name changed to Logan Feb. 25, 1887.

Stafford
209 N. Broadway St., St. John, KS 67576
(620) 549-3509
http://www.staffordcounty.org
Incorporated: 1879
Parent county: Marion
Marriage records: start in 1879, kept by Probate Judge
Land: 1879, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1879, Probate Judge
Court: 1879, Probate Judge
Notes: County Court has birth and death records 1885-1894.

Stanton
Box 190, Johnson, KS 67855
(620) 492-2140
http://www.stantoncountyks.com
Incorporated: 1887
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Marriage records: start in 1887, kept by District Court
Divorce: 1887, District Court
Land: 1887, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1887, District Court
Court: 1887, District Court
Notes: Absorbed by Hamilton 1883. Reorganized Feb. 1887.

Stevens
200 E. Sixth St., Hugoton, KS 67951
(620) 544-2541
http://www.stevenscoks.org
Incorporated: 1886
Parent county: Unorganized land
Land Records: start in 1888, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1887, Probate Court
Court: 1887, District Court
Naturalization: 1887, District Court
Notes: Registrar of Deeds has military records 1914-1918. Stevens County was absorbed by Seward County in 1883. In 1886 it was reorganized with the same boundaries as it had in 1873.

Sumner
501 N. Washington, Wellington, KS 67152
(620) 326-3395
http://www.co.sumner.ks.us
Incorporated: 1871
Parent county: Butler, Marion
Land Records: start in 1873, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1871, District Court
Court: 1871, District Court
Notes: County Court has birth records 1887-1911 and death records 1893-1911. Clerk of District Court has marriage records 1871-1899.

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Thomas
300 N. Court St., Colby, KS 67701
(785) 462-4500
http://www.thomascountyks.com
Incorporated: March 6, 1873
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Divorce records: start in 1885, kept by District Court
Land: 1885, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1885, District Court
Court: 1885, District Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1885-1910. Probate Court has marriage records 1885-1910.

Trego
216 Main St., WaKeeney, KS 67672
(785) 743-5773
http://www.tregocountyks.com
Incorporated: Feb. 26, 1867
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Marriage records: start in 1878, kept by District Court
Divorce: ca. 1900, District Court
Land: 1879, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: ca. 1900, District Court
Court: ca. 1900, District Court

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Wabaunsee
215 Kansas St., Alma, KS 66401
(785) 765-3414
http://www.wabaunsee.kansasgov.com
Incorporated: Aug. 30, 1855
Parent county: Original county
Court records: start in 1860, kept by District Court
Land: 1858, Registrar of Deeds
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1892-1911. Clerk of District Court has divorce records 1857-1917 and probate records 1857-1937. Created in 1855 as Richardson County and was an original county. Name changed to Wabaunsee in 1859.

Wallace
Box 70, Sharon Springs, KS 67758
(785) 852-4282
http://www.wallacecounty.net
Incorporated: March 2, 1868
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Marriage records: start in 1887, kept by District Court
Divorce: 1889, District Court
Land: 1889, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1889, District Court
Court: 1889, District Court
Notes: Clerk of District Court has birth, death records 1889-1911.

Washington
214 C St., Washington, KS 66968
(785) 325-2974
http://www.washingtoncountyks.net
Incorporated: 1859
Parent county: Unorganized Territory
Land Records: start in 1870, kept by Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1862, Probate Court
Court: 1872, District Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth records 1887-1911 and death records 1885-1911. Clerk of District Court has marriage records 1862-1955 and naturalization records 1907-1928.

Washington, Old
Incorporated: 1855
Parent county: Original county
Notes: County absorbed by Peketon in 1860.

Weller
Incorporated: Aug. 30, 1855
Parent county: Original county
Notes: See Osage County. Name changed to Osage Feb. 11, 1859.

Wichita
206 S. Fourth St., Drawer 968, Leoti, KS 67861
(620) 375-2731
http://www.wichitacounty.org
Incorporated: March 6, 1873
Parent county: Indian lands
Marriage records: start in 1887, kept by District Court
Divorce: 1887, District Court
Land: 1886, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1887, District Court
Court: 1887, District Court

Wilson
615 Madison St., Fredonia, KS 66736
(626) 378-2186
http://www.wilson.kansasgov.com
Incorporated: 1867
Parent county: Original county
Notes: Probate Judge has probate records 1869-1918.
Marriage records: start in 1864, kept by Probate Court
Divorce: 1869, District Court
Land: 1868, Registrar of Deeds
Court: 1869, Probate Court

Wise
Incorporated: Aug. 30, 1855
Parent county: Original county
Notes: See Morris County. Name changed to Morris Feb.11, 1859.

Woodson
105 W. Rutledge, Yates Center, KS 66783
(620) 625-8605
http://www.woodsoncounty.net
Incorporated: Aug. 30, 1855
Parent county: Original county
Marriage records: start in 1860, kept by Probate Court
Land: 1858, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1864, Probate Court
Court: 1864District Court
Notes: County Clerk has birth and death records 1853-1926.

Wyandotte
710 N. Seventh St., Kansas City, KS 66101
(913) 573-2901
http://www.wycokck.org
Incorporated: Jan. 29, 1859
Parent county: Leavenworth, Johnson
Court records: start in 1871, kept by District Court
Land: unknown, Registrar of Deeds
Probate: 1857, Probate Court Clerk
Notes: Clerk of District Court has divorce records 1871-1918. District Court and Probate Court have marriage records 1859-1917. Registrar of Deeds has military discharge records 1919-1929. District Court has naturalization records 1859-1947.
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