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Records from Bourbon County

Creator: Bourbon County (Kan.)

Date: 1855 - 1985

Level of Description: Coll./Record Group

Material Type: Government record

Call Number:

Unit ID: 216594

Abstract: The records run from the territorial era through the end of the twentieth century, though the majority of the records cover the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The paper records of the collection include an index to deeds and mortgages. Microfilmed records include, from the Probate Court: marriage record, 1855-1919; naturalization records, certificates, and index cards, 1868-1933; probate journals and record index, 1864-1947; and will records dated 1858-1907. From the Register of Deeds: cemetery lots, 1876-1985; index to deed record and deed record, 1856-1907.

Space Required/Quantity: Microfilm + 1 volume.

Title (Main title): Records from Bourbon County

Administrative History

Administrative History: Bourbon County was established on August 25, 1855 and organized on September 12, 1855. Named for Bourbon County, Kentucky, the birthplace of Col. Samuel A. Williams, a member of the Kansas House of Representatives from Fort Scott in 1855, who requested that the county be so named. The Kentucky county, created in 1785, was itself named for the Bourbon dynasty of France, in commemoration of French aid to the American cause during the Revolutionary War. Fort Scott is the county seat and most populous city. Townships include: Drywood, Franklin, Freedom, Marion, Marmaton, Mill Creek, Osage, Pawnee, Scott, Timberhill, and Walnut.

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


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    Bourbon County (Kan.) -- History
    Bourbon County (Kan.) -- Records and correspondence
    Deeds -- Kansas -- Bourbon County
    Naturalization records -- Kansas -- Bourbon County
    Probate courts -- Kansas -- Bourbon County
    Wills -- Kansas -- Bourbon County

Creators and Contributors

Agency Classification:

    Local Government Agencies. Bourbon County.