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Records from Hamilton County

Creator: Hamilton County (Kan.)

Date: 1886-1988

Level of Description: Coll./Record Group

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Unavailable

Unit ID: 216859

Abstract: This collection consists of journals and records created by Hamilton County's District Court (journals of attachments, court proceedings, juries, Timber Culture Act compliance, notaries, orders of sale and redemptions, and physicians' registry), County Treasurer (financial records), and County Engineer (architectural specifications and drawings for the county Law Enforcement Center in Syracuse, Kansas).

Space Required/Quantity: Volumes and oversize material + 1 microfilm reel ; 35mm.

Title (Main title): Records from Hamilton County

Administrative History

Administrative History: Hamilton County, established on March 20, 1873, was named after Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804), Revolutionary War veteran, author of The Federalist, and the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. It is located in southwest Kansas, with the State of Colorado bordering it on the west, Greeley County on the north, Kearny County on the east and Stanton County on the south.

Hamilton County has an area of 998 square miles of land, which makes it three-fourths the size of Rhode Island, and its population in 2000 was 2,670. Syracuse and Coolidge are the two incorporated communities in Hamilton County. Syracuse is the county seat.

[Hamilton County Kansas, "Welcome to Hamilton County Kansas," http://www.hamiltoncountyks.com/ (Accessed June 22, 2009.)]

[Kansas State Historical Society, "Kansas Counties -- Hamilton County, Kansas," http://www.kshs.org/geog/geog_counties/view/county:HM (accessed 23 December 2010.)]

Index Terms

Subjects

    Hamilton County (Kan.) -- History
    County government -- Kansas -- Hamilton County
    District courts -- Kansas -- Hamilton County

Creators and Contributors


Agency Classification:

    Local Government Agencies. Hamilton County.