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  • Labette County, Kansas —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 29, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Neosho County on 26-Feb-1867.
    Established:  0-Mar-1867
    County Seat:  Oswego, Kansas

    County history - Labette County is named in honor of French trapper Pierre La Baette, who lived among the Osage Indians until the mid 1800s.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Labette County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Labette County Vital Records - Labette County Clerk, P.O. Box 387, Oswego, KS 67356.
               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.


  • Leavenworth County, Kansas —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 9, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of territorial lands [original county].
    Established:  30-Aug-1866
    County Seat:  Leavenworth, Kansas

    County history - Leavenworth County is named in honor of Henry Leavenworth, an officer in the War of 1812.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Leavenworth County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Leavenworth County Vital Records - Leavenworth District Court, 601 S.Third Street, Suite 3051, Leavenworth, KS 66048.
               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.

    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (now dissolved - Leavenworth County Historical Society / Leavenworth, KS)

      Census Information:
    10. 1860 Census (T) - Federal Census Leavenworth County, Kansas (9 pages)


  • Linn County, Kansas —
    Information Updated for:  May 16, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of territorial lands [an original county], 1855.
    Established:  26-Feb-1867
    County Seat:  Mound City, Kansas

    County history - Linn County is named in honor of Lewis Fields Linn (November 5, 1796 - October 3, 1843), a Jacksonian Democratic U.S. Senator for the state of Missouri, born in Kentucky.

    Linn Courthouse
    GHLL Linn County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Linn County, KS Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Parker Community Historical Society / Parker, KS)
          Linn County Historical Society
          P.O. Box 137
          Pleasanton, KS 66075

    6. US/KSGenWeb site - Linn County Archives
    7. US/KSGenWeb - Linn County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Linn County Clerk, 315 Main Street, P.O. Box B, Mound City, KS 66056.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Miami County (north), Bates County, Missouri (east), Vernon County,
                Missouri
    (southeast), Bourbon County (south), Allen County (southwest),
             Anderson County (west), Franklin County (northwest).

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  • Lyon County, Kansas —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 9, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Madison County [previously named Breckenridge], 1857.
    Established:  05-Feb-1862
    County Seat:  Emporia, Kansas

    County history - Lyon County is named in honor of John C. Breckenridge, United States Senator from Kentucky, and who became Vice-President of the United States in 1856. Name changed to Lyon, in honor of General Nathaniel Lyon, who was killed while in command of the Union Army at the battle of Wilson's creek, Missouri, August 10, 1861.


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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Lyon County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Lyon County Vital Records - Lyon County Clerk, 402 Commercial, Emporia, KS 66801-4000.
               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.

    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (Flint Hills Genealogical Society / Emporia, KS)

      Census Information:
    10. 1860 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Lyon County [previously Breckenridge] (Index: 2 pages / Text: 4 pages).



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