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Records from Jackson County

Creator: Jackson County (Kan.)

Date: 1855-1988

Level of Description: Coll./Record Group

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Unavailable

Unit ID: 216904

Abstract: Record group contains school records for the Sunnybrook and Stach elementary schools (1908-1964), social welfare vouchers (1970-1973), and a copy of the County's official seal (1983). The bulk of the collection's information is in microfilm format and includes records created by the County Clerk (vital records, 1902-1918), District and Probate Courts (journals and dockets, divorce records, marriage licenses, naturalization records, probate and will documents, 1855-1980), Superintendent of Public Instruction (scholastic census records, 1883-1916), and Register of Deeds (indexes, deeds, mortgages, military discharge records, and land office records, 1855-1955).

Space Required/Quantity: Microfilm + 1 cubic foot and volumes.

Title (Main title): Records from Jackson County

Administrative History

Administrative History: Founded on February 11, 1857 as Calhoun County, in honor of John C. Calhoun, of South Carolina, its name was changed in 1859 to Jackson after Andrew Jackson, seventh President of the United States. Located in northeast Kansas, Jackson County had an estimated population of 13,500 in 2006. Holton is the county seat and its most populous community. The county encompasses the Pottawatomie Indian Reservation. Townships include Banner, Franklin, Adrian, Grant, Cedar, Douglas, Garfield, Jefferson, Liberty, Netawaka, Soldier, Straight Creek, Washington, Whiting, and Lincoln.

[Kansas State Historical Society, "Kansas Counties: Jackson County," http://www.kshs.org/geog/geog_counties/view/county:JA (accessed 29 December 2010.)]

[Wikipedia, "Jackson County, Kansas," http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_County,_Kansas (accessed July 14, 2009.)]

Index Terms

Subjects

    Jackson County (Kan.) -- History
    Commissioners of deeds -- Kansas -- Jackson County
    County government -- Kansas -- Jackson County
    District courts -- Kansas -- Jackson County
    Probate courts -- Kansas -- Jackson County

Creators and Contributors


Agency Classification:

    Local Government Agencies. Jackson County.