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Records from Sumner County

Creator: Sumner County (Kan.)

Date: 1871 - 1906

Level of Description: Coll./Record Group

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Unavailable

Unit ID: 216669

Abstract: This collection contains both microfilmed and paper records dated between 1871 to 1906. Paper records include two teacher registers documenting student advancement and attendance for school districts 50 and 53, as well as a photocopy of the incorporation charter for the city of Mulvane dated 1883 and a county map. Microfilmed records from the District Court include marriage records from 1871-1899 and land patents from 1873-1875. There are also city council minutes, ordinances, and vital statistical information from the city of Wellington.

Space Required/Quantity: Microfilm + .15 cubic feet.

Title (Main title): Records from Sumner County

Administrative History

Administrative History: Sumner County was established on February 26, 1867. It was named in honor of n honor of Charles Sumner (1811-1874), a U.S. senator from Massachusetts. The county seat and largest city is Wellington; Caldwell is the second largest city. Townships include Avon, Belle Plaine, Bluff, Caldwell, Chikaskia, Conway, Creek, Dixon, Downs, Eden, Falls, Gore, Greene, Guelph, Harmon, Illinois, Jackson, London, Morris, Osborne, Oxford, Palestine, Ryan, Seventy-Six, South Haven, Springdale, Sumner, Valverde, Walton, and Wellington.

[Kansas State Historical Society. "Kansas Counties - Sumner County, Kansas." http://www.kshs.org/genealogists/places/counties.php?county=SU (accessed June 5, 2009.)]


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Index Terms


    Sumner County (Kan.) -- Genealogy
    Sumner County (Kan.) -- History
    Deeds -- Kansas -- Sumner County
    Land tenure -- Kansas -- Sumner County
    Marriage records -- Kansas -- Sumner County

Creators and Contributors

Agency Classification:

    Local Government Agencies. Sumner County.