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  • Finney County, Kansas —
    Information Updated for:  May 2, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Arapahoe, Foote and Sequoyah Counties.
    Established:  22-Feb-1883
    County Seat:  Garden City, Kansas

    County history - Finney County was originally named Sequoyah, from the celebrated Cherokee Indian of that name, the inventor of the alphabet of his language, and a most remarkable man. The name was changed in 1883 to Finney, in honor of D. W. Finney, then Lieutenant-Governor of the State.

    Finney Courthouse
    1. Finney County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Finney County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Finney County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Finney County Genealogical Society / Garden City, KS)
    4. Finney County - US/KSGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Finney County - US/KSGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Finney County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Finney County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Finney County Vital Records - Finney County Clerk, P.O. Box M, Garden City, KS 67846-0450.

    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (Finney County Historical Museum / Garden City, KS)


  • Ford County, Kansas —
    Information Updated for:  May 24, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of unorganized territorial lands.
    Established:  26-Feb-1867
    County Seat:  Dodge City, Kansas

    County history - Ford County is named in honor of James Hobart Ford (May 22, 1829 - January 12, 1867), a Union general during the American Civil War, notable for his contributions in the Trans-Mississippi Theater of the war.

    Ford Courthouse
    1. Ford County - American History & Genealogy Project
    2. Ford County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Ford County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Ford County Historical Society / Dodge City, KS)
    4. Ford County - US/KSGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Ford County - US/KSGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Ford County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Ford County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Ford County Vital Records - Ford County Clerk, Ford County Government Center, 100 Gunsmoke, Dodge City, KS 67801.


  • Franklin County, Kansas —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 25, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Kansas Territory [Osage Nation], an original County.
    Established:  25-Aug-1857
    County Seat:  Ottawa, Kansas

    County history - Franklin County is named in honor of statesman, politician and inventor, Benjamin Franklin

    Franklin Courthouse
    GHLL Franklin County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Franklin County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Franklin County, KS Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Franklin County Genealogical Society / Ottawa, KS)
    6. US/KSGenWeb site - Franklin County Archives
    7. US/KSGenWeb - Franklin County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Franklin County Clerk, Courthouse, Ottawa, KS 66067.
               Note:  Before statewide registration in July 1911, the county clerk was responsible for the recording of births and deaths. Most of the records don't begin until the mid 1880's.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Douglas County (north), Johnson County (northeast), Miami County (east),
             Linn County (southeast), Anderson County (south), Coffey County
             (southwest), Osage County (west).

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  • Geary County, Kansas —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 25, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Davis (1875-1888), and Riley Counties [an original County].
    Established:  30-Aug-1855
    County Seat:  Junction City, Kansas

    County history - Geary County was originally named "Davis County" in 1855, after then Secretary of War, Jefferson Davis. After the Civil War, citizens of Davis County complained about living in a county named for the President of the Confederate States of America.
             Finally in 1889, the county's name was changed to honor John White Geary, Governor of Kansas Territory (1856). He was also Mayor of San Francisco (1850), General, U. S. Army (1861-1865), and Governor of Pennsylvania (1867-1873).

    Geary Courthouse
    GHLL Geary County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Geary County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Geary County, KS Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Geary County Historical Society & Museums / Junction City, KS)
    6. US/KSGenWeb site - Geary County Archives
    7. US/KSGenWeb - Geary County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Geary County Clerk, 8th and Franklin, Junction City, KS 66441.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Riley County (north), Wabaunsee County (east), Morris County (south),
             Dickinson County (west), Clay County (northwest).

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  • Gove County, Kansas —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 9, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of unorganized territory in 1868.
    Established:  11-Mar-1868
    County Seat:  Gove City, Kansas

    County history - Gove County is named in honor of Captain Grenville L. Gove, who died in the Civil War.

    Gove Courthouse
    1. Gove County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Gove County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Gove County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
    4. Gove County - US/KSGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Gove County - US/KSGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Gove County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. County of Gove Vital Records - Gove County Clerk, P.O. Box 128, Gove, KS 67736-0128
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  • Graham County, Kansas —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 9, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of unorganized territory in 1880.
    Established:  26-Feb-1887
    County Seat:  Hill City, Kansas

    County history - Graham County is named in honor of Captain John L. Graham, a Union soldier killed in action at the Battle of Chickamauga in Tennessee on September 19, 1863.

    Graham Courthouse
    1. Graham County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Graham County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Graham County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Graham County Historical Society / Hill City, KS)
    4. Graham County - US/KSGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Graham County - US/KSGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Graham County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Graham County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Graham County Vital Records - Graham County Clerk, 410 Pomeroi, Hill City, KS 67642-1645.

    9. Graham County - Nicodemus Township (Kansas Historical Marker)
    10. Graham County - Nicodemus Township (African-American Mosaic)


  • Greenwood County, Kansas —
    Information Updated for:  Aug 24, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Kansas Territory lands [Original county].
    Established:  25-Aug-1855
    County Seat:  Eureka, Kansas

    County history - Greenwood County is named in honor of Alfred B. Greenwood, who, about the time of the organization of the territory, was commissioner of Indian Affairs and United States Land Commissioner, under US Presidents Pierce and Buchanan.

    Greenwood Courthouse
    1. Greenwood County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Greenwood County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Greenwood County - Genealogical/Historical Society  (Greenwood County Historical Society / Eureka, KS)
    4. Greenwood County - US/KSGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Greenwood County - US/KSGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Greenwood County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Greenwood County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Greenwood County Vital Records - Greenwood County Clerk, P.O. Box 268, Eureka, KS 67045-0268.
               Note:  Before statewide registration in July 1911, the county clerk was responsible for the recording of births and deaths. Most of the records don't begin until the mid 1880's.



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