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  • Marion County, Kansas —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 11, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Chase County.
    Established:  30-Aug-1855
    County Seat:  Marion, Kansas

    County history - Marion County is named in honor of Francis Marion (c. 1732  February 26, 1795) was a military officer who served in the American Revolutionary War. Acting with Continental Army and South Carolina militia commissions, he was a persistent adversary of the British in their occupation of South Carolina in 1780 and 1781, even after the Continental Army was driven out of the state in the Battle of Camden.
             Due to his irregular methods of warfare, he is considered one of the fathers of modern guerrilla warfare, and is credited in the lineage of the United States Army Rangers.


    Marion Courthouse
    GHLL Marion 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
          Marion County Genealogical Society
          401 South Cedar
          Marion, KS 66961-1331

    4. Genealogy Forum - Marion County, KS Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. US/KSGenWeb site - Marion County Archives
    6. US/KSGenWeb - Marion County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records - Marion County Clerk, Marion County Courthouse, P.O. Box 219, Marion, KS 66861-0219.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings): 
             Dickinson County (north), Morris County (northeast), Chase County (east),
             Butler County (southeast), Harvey County (southwest), McPherson County
             (west), Saline County (northwest)

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    Census Information:
        1900 Census (T) - Federal Census, Marion County, ED-82 (Text: 1 folder, 3 pages).


  • Marshall County, Kansas —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 30, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of Native American lands. One of the original 36 counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1855
    County Seat:  Marysville, Kansas

    County history - Marshall County is named in honor of Frank J. Marshall, state representative who became locally known for operating the first ferry over the Big Blue River, the largest tributary of the Kansas River. It was given its name by the Kansa tribe of Native Americans, who lived at its mouth from 1780 to 1830.

    Marshall Courthouse
    GHLL Marshall County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Marshall County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Marshall County, KS Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Marshall County Historical Society & Museum Library / Marysville, KS)
    6. US/KSGenWeb site - Marshall County Archives
    7. US/KSGenWeb - Marshall County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Marshall County Clerk, 1201 Broadway, Box 391, Marysville, KS 66508-1844.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Pawnee County, Nebraska (northeast), Nemaha County (east),
             Pottawatomie County (south), Riley County (southwest), Washington
                County
    (west), Gage County, Nebraska (northwest).

        Penny Postcards From Kansas - Marshall County Archives

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  • McPherson County, Kansas —
    Information Updated for:  Jul 13, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of unorganized territorial lands.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1867
    County Seat:  McPherson, Kansas

    County history - McPherson County is named in honor of James Birdseye McPherson (November 14, 1828 - July 22, 1864) was a career United States Army officer who served as a General in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was killed at the Battle of Atlanta and was the highest ranking Union officer killed during the war.

    McPherson Courthouse
    GHLL McPherson 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 - McPherson County, KS Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
          McPherson County Historical Society
          540 East Hill
          McPherson, KS 67460

    5. US/KSGenWeb site - McPherson County Archives
    6. US/KSGenWeb - McPherson County Genealogy & History
    7. Vital Records - McPherson County Clerk, P.O. Box 425, McPherson, KS 67460-0425.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Saline County (north), Dickinson County (northeast), Marion County (east),
             Harvey County (southeast), Reno County (southwest), Rice County (west),
             Ellsworth County (northwest).

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  • Meade County, Kansas —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 9, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Kansas Territory, 20-Mar-1873.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1885
    County Seat:  Meade, Kansas

    County history - Meade County is named in honor of General George G. Meade.


    Meade Courthouse
    1. Meade County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Meade County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Meade County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Meade County Genealogical Society
          P.O. Box 1033
          Meade KS 67864

    4. Meade County - US/KSGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    5. Meade County - US/KSGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    6. Meade County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Meade County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Meade County Vital Records - Meade County Clerk, P.O. Box 278, Meade, KS 67864-0278.
               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. Old Meade County - created to share the history of Meade County Kansas on-line!

      Census Information:
    10. 1910 Census (T) - ED 106 (4 pages)


  • Miami County, Kansas —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 6, 2012
  • Formed from:  portions of One of the original 36 counties (Formerly Lykins).
    Established:  25-Aug-1855
    County Seat:  Paola, Kansas

    County history - Miami County is named in honor of native American Indian tribes, primarily the Miami [and Shawnee, and the Pottawatomie, Piankeshaw, Kaskaskia, Wea and Peoria], which comprised the Confederated Tribes. The original Miami reservation consisted of approximately 500,000 acres (2,000 km2). Early white settlers during that time were primarily serving as missionaries to the tribes. Over time, other settlers continued to arrive to build homes on the Miami reservation, and by 1854, the U.S. Government purchased all but 72,000 acres (290 km2) from the Miami tribe.



    Miami Courthouse
    GHLL Miami 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 - Miami County, KS Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Miami County Historical Museum / Paola, KS)
    6. US/KSGenWeb site - Miami County Archives
    7. US/KSGenWeb - Miami County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Miami County Clerk, Courthouse, Paola, KS 66071.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Johnson County (north), Cass County, Missouri (east), Bates County,
                Missouri
    (southeast), Linn County (south), Anderson County (southwest),
             Franklin County (west), Douglas County (northwest).

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  • Mitchell County, Kansas —
    Information Updated for:  Apr 9, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Kirwin Land District, 1867.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1870
    County Seat:  Beloit, Kansas

    County history - Mitchell County is named in honor of Capt. William Mitchell, killed in the Civil War.

    Mitchell Courthouse
    1. Mitchell County - American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Mitchell County - Cities/Towns/Townships:  From Wikipedia
    3. Mitchell County - Genealogical/Historical Society (None found online at the time of this update.)
          Mitchell County Historical Society
          P.O. Box 472
          Beloit, Kansas 67420

    4. Mitchell County - US/KSGenWeb site (Archives) (None found online at the time of this update.)
    5. Mitchell County - US/KSGenWeb site:  (Archives)
    6. Mitchell County - US/KSGenWeb site:  Genealogy & History
    7. Mitchell County - Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    8. Mitchell County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    9. Mitchell County Vital Records - Mitchell County Clerk, Courthouse, Beloit, KS 67420.
               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.

    10. County Book Collections - Listings (various documents on file).


  • Montgomery County, Kansas —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 22, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Labette County.
    Established:  26-Feb-1867
    County Seat:  Independence, Kansas

    County history - Montgomery County is named in honor of Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War general killed in 1775 while attempting to capture Quebec City, in Canada, after successfully capturing two forts and the city of Montreal.

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

      Additional Local History/Genealogy:
    7. Montgomery County Cemeteries - Listings (county & cemetery); may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    8. Montgomery County Vital Records - Montgomery County Clerk, P.O. Box 446, Independence, KS 67301.
               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.


  • Morris County, Kansas —
    Information Updated for:  Oct 31, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of one of the original 36 counties (Formerly Wise County), 1855.
    Established:  11-Feb-1859
    County Seat:  Council Grove, Kansas

    County history - Morris County is named in honor of Thomas Morris (January 3, 1776 - December 7, 1844), who was a Democratic politician from Ohio. He served in the United States Senate and was an anti-slavery advocate.

    Morris Courthouse
    GHLL Morris County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Morris County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Morris County, KS Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Morris County Historical Society / Council Grove, KS)
    6. US/KSGenWeb site - Morris County Archives
    7. US/KSGenWeb - Morris County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Morris County Clerk, Courthouse, Council Grove, KS 66846.
               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):
             Geary County (north), Wabaunsee County (northeast), Lyon County
             (southeast), Chase County (south), Marion County (southwest), Dickinson
                County
    (west).

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        History & Heritage Project - Morris County.



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