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Records from Pratt County

Creator: Pratt County (Kan.)

Date: 1878-1966

Level of Description: Coll./Record Group

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Unavailable

Unit ID: 216921

Abstract: The State Archives holds few records from Pratt County, most of them from the County Superintendent of Public Instruction. These records come from School District 81, Mount Pleasant, as well as from the County Superintendent's office and are concerned with school district boundaries, teachers employeed by the county, and the day-to-day running of a school district. There is also a financial record book from Richland Township. All these records are on a single roll of microfilm.

Space Required/Quantity: 1 microfilm reel ; 35mm.

Title (Main title): Records from Pratt County

Administrative History

Administrative History: Pratt County, located in south-central Kansas, was established in 1867 but not organized constitutionally until 1879. It was named for 2nd Lieutenant Caleb Pratt of Company D, 1st Kansas Infantry. Pratt was killed at the Battle of Wilson's Creek in 1861.

The original count seat was Iuka, but this was not recognized due to fraud allegations, and Pratt became the county seat. Pratt County's townships are numbered, 6-12; the county had named townships--including Banner, Carmi, Center, Elm, Gove, Grant, Haynesville, Iuka, Lincoln, Logan, McClelland, McPherson, Naron, Ninnescah, Paxon, Richland, Saratoga, Springvale, and Valley--but these are all now defunct.

[Kansas State Historical Society. "Kansas Counties -- Pratt County, Kansas." http://www.kshs.org/genealogists/places/counties.php?county=PR (accessed 19 June 2009).]

[Kansas State Library. "Pratt County, Kansas." http://www.skyways.org/counties/PR/ (accessed 19 June 2009).]


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Index Terms


    Pratt County (Kan.) -- History
    Richland (Pratt County, Kan. : Township) -- Accounting
    School superintendents -- Kansas -- Pratt County -- Records and correspondence

Creators and Contributors

Agency Classification:

    Local Government Agencies. Pratt County.