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Governor's proclamations of first, second, and third Class Cities

Creator: Office of the Secretary of State. Commissioner of Deeds Vault

Date: 1869-1977

Level of Description: Series

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Unavailable

Unit ID: 193539

Space Required/Quantity: 1.00 cubic feet

Title (Main title): Governor's proclamations of first, second, and third Class Cities

Scope and Content

Scope and content: These are proclamations issued by the Governor declaring 1st, 2nd, or 3rd class status for towns and cities throughout Kansas, based on their total population. They are arranged alphabetically by the name of the town. Some files include additional documents, including descriptions of the city limits, plat maps, and censuses.

Contents:

  • Abilene, 2nd class, 1885
  • Anthony, 2nd class, 1885
  • Argentine, 2nd class, 1889
  • Arkansas City, 2nd class, 1884
  • Atchison, 1st class, 1881
  • Augusta, 2nd class, 1917
  • Baxter Springs, 2nd class, 1868
  • Belleville, 2nd class, 1887
  • Beloit, 2nd class, 1879
  • Bonner Springs, 2nd class, 1916
  • Burlington, 2nd class, 1882
  • Burrton, 3rd class, 1878
  • Caldwell, 2nd class, 1887
  • Caney, 2nd class, 1904
  • Chanute, 2nd class, 1889
  • Cheney, 3rd class, 1884
  • Cherryvale, 2nd class, 1885
  • Chetopa, 2nd class, 1871
  • Clay Center, 2nd class, 1880
  • Coffeyville, 2nd class; 1887, 1st class, 1906
  • Colby, 2nd class, 1930
  • Columbus, 2nd class, 1882
  • Concordia, 2nd class, 1887
  • Council Grove, 2nd class, 1887
  • Delphos, 3rd class, 1884
  • Derby, 3rd class, 1903; 2nd class, 1957
  • Dodge City, 1st class, 1976
  • Dodge City, 2nd class, 1886
  • El Dorado, 2nd class, 1885
  • Ellis, 2nd class, 1961
  • Elkhart, 2nd class, 1962
  • Empire City, 2nd class, 1877 (includes a handwritten July 1877 census and 1907 record of consolidation with Galena)
  • Emporia, 2nd class, 1870; 1st class, 1968 (includes 1870 legislation for the towns of Olathe, Iola, Humboldt, and Emporia)
  • Eureka, 2nd class, 1885
  • Everest, 3rd class, 1882
  • Fairway, 2nd class, 1953
  • Ford, 3rd class, 1887
  • Florence, 2nd class, 1921
  • Fort Scott, 1st class, 1888
  • Fredonia, 2nd class, 1905
  • Frontenac, 2nd class, 1907
  • Galena, 2nd class, 1888 (see file on Empire City as well)
  • Garden City, 2nd class, 1887
  • Garden City, 1st class, 1973
  • Garnett, 2nd class, 1895
  • Gas, 2nd class, 1904
  • Girard, 2nd class, 1883
  • Great Bend, 2nd class, 1886
  • Harper, 2nd class, 1889
  • Hays, 2nd class, 1909
  • Haysville, 2nd class, 1959
  • Herington, 2nd class, 1903
  • Hiawatha, 2nd class, 1883
  • Hillsboro, 2nd class, 1963
  • Hoisington, 2nd class, 1910
  • Holton, 2nd class, 1888
  • Horton, 2nd class, 1887
  • Hugoton, 2nd class, 1968
  • Humboldt, 2nd class, 1903
  • Hutchinson, 1st class, 1911; 2nd class, 1886
  • Independence, 2nd class, 1872
  • Iola, 2nd class, 1870
  • Junction City, 1st class, 1961
  • Kansas City, 2nd class, 1880; merging with Armourdale and Wyandotte to become city of 1st class, 1886
  • Kingman, 2nd class, 1887
  • Kinsley, 2nd class, 1917
  • La Harpe, 2nd class, 1904
  • Larned, 2nd class, 1886
  • Lawrence, 1st class, 1946
  • Leavenworth, 1st class, no date
  • Leawood, 3rd class, 1948; 2nd class, 1959
  • Lenexa, 2nd class, 1969
  • Leoti, 3rd class, 1887
  • Liberal, 1st class, 1979
  • Liberal, 2nd class, 1915
  • Lincoln, 2nd class, 1969
  • Lindsborg, 2nd class, 1905
  • Lyons, 2nd class, 1888
  • Manhattan, 2nd class, 1880
  • Manhattan, 1st class, 1967
  • Marion, 2nd class, 1888
  • Marquette, 34d class, 1874
  • Marysville, 2nd class, 1888
  • McPherson, 2nd class, 1884
  • Merriam, 2nd class, 1957
  • Minneapolis, 2nd class, 1885
  • Mission, 2nd class, 1959
  • Mulberry, 2nd class, 1915
  • Neodesha, 2nd class, 1903
  • New Strawn, 3rd class, 1970
  • Newton, 1st class, 1968
  • Newton, 2nd class, 1880
  • Nickerson, 3rd class, 1879; 2nd class, 1887
  • Norton, 2nd class, 1907
  • Oakland, 2nd class, 1924
  • Olathe, 1st class, 1970
  • Osage City, 2nd class, 1879
  • Osawatomie, 2nd class, 1890
  • Osborne, 2nd class, 1887
  • Oswego, 2nd class, 1880
  • Overland Park, 1st class, 1960; dissolution of township
  • Parsons, 1st class, 1906; 2nd class, 1873
  • Phillipsburg, 2nd class, 1947
  • Pittsburg, 1st class, 1905; 2nd class, 1884
  • Prairie Village, 1st class, 1956; 2nd class, 1953
  • Pratt, 2nd class, 1908
  • Roeland Park, 2nd class, 1953
  • Rosedale, 2nd class, 1897; annexed to Kansas City, 1922
  • Russell, 2nd class, 1939 (includes a city plat map)
  • Sabetha, 2nd class, 1906
  • Salina, 2nd class, 1898 (includes handwritten census)
  • Salina, 1st class, 1920
  • Scammon, 2nd class, 1903
  • Scott City, 2nd class, 1950
  • Seneca, 2nd class, 1885
  • Sharon Springs, 3rd class, 1890
  • Shawnee, 1st class, 1971; 2nd class, 1957
  • Sterling, 2nd class, 1913
  • Topeka (south), 2nd class, 1886
  • Ulysses, 2nd class, 1948
  • Valley Center, 2nd class, 1963
  • Wamego, 2nd class, 1957
  • Wellington, 2nd class, 1880
  • Weir, 2nd class, 1885
  • Williamsburg, 3rd class, 1869
  • Winfield, 2nd class, 1884
  • Yates Center, 2nd class, 1905

Specific Contents Identified:

Headings or descriptors assigned to subsections of the material, for example labels on a particular box or group of boxes.

  • This box also includes the Final Report of the Memorial Building Commission, 1919, by William Elsey Connelley.

Index Terms

Subjects

    Kansas. Governor
    Kansas. Secretary of State
    Proclamations -- Kansas

Agency Classification:

    Kansas State Agencies. Office of the Secretary of State. Administration. Commissioner of Deeds Vault.