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Records from Cherokee County

Creator: Cherokee County (Kan.)

Date: 1866 - 1926

Level of Description: Coll./Record Group

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Unavailable

Unit ID: 216593

Abstract: The paper records from Cherokee county include a letterpress book from the Probate Court, documenting the management of estates upon the death of county residents, and a criminal appearance docket, summarizing the crime and all actions taken during court for trials in Cherokee county.

Microfilmed records include birth, death, and marriage statistics from the County Clerk dated 1894-1911; naturalization records from the District Court dated 1870-1930; marriage records, licenses, wills, and journals from the probate court dated 1870-1917; deed records from the Register of Deeds dated 1866-1901; and birth and death records from Galena dated 1911-1917.

Space Required/Quantity: Microfilm + 1 box and 1 volume.

Title (Main title): Records from Cherokee County

Administrative History

Administrative History: Cherokee County was established as a county on February 18, 1860 and officially organized on August 03, 1866. It was named for the Cherokee Indian tribe, who by a treaty signed in 1835 held the 'Cherokee Neutral Lands,' a strip 50 miles north to south and 25 miles across, comprising all of Cherokee, most of Crawford, and a slice of Bourbon County. In 1866, another treaty ceded the Neutral Lands to the United States. It is the southeastern most county in Kansas. Columbus is the county seat while Baxter Springs remains the county's most populated city. Townships include Cherokee Township, Crawford Township, Garden Township, Lola Township, Lowell Township, Lyon Township, Mineral Township, Neosho Township, Pleasant View Township, Ross Township, Salamanca Township, Shawnee Township, Sheridan Township, and Spring Valley Township.

[Kansas State Historical Society. "Kansas Counties - Cherokee County, Kansas." http://www.kshs.org/genealogists/places/counties.php?county=CK (accessed June 2, 2009.)]


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Index Terms


    Cherokee County (Kan.) -- History
    Cherokee County (Kan.) -- Records and correspondence
    District courts -- Kansas -- Cherokee County
    Probate courts -- Kansas -- Cherokee County
    Public records -- Kansas -- Cherokee County

Creators and Contributors

Agency Classification:

    Local Government Agencies. Cherokee County.