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Records from Elk County

Creator: Elk County (Kan.)

Date: 1865-2005

Level of Description: Coll./Record Group

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Unavailable

Unit ID: 216841

Abstract: This collection consists of a number of microfilmed records from various county offices in Elk County. The collection includes deeds and other land transfer and ownership records, probate records of various kinds regarding minors' and decedents' estates, naturalization records for individuals seeking United States citizenship in Elk County's district court, divorce case files and other records regarding civil cases heard in the district court, vital statistics information, and information from the county superintendent of public instruction regarding the county's school districts and teachers. There is also a single volume, identified as Ramsey's Teacher's Register for Fairview School, District #4.

Space Required/Quantity: Microfilm + 1 volume.

Title (Main title): Records from Elk County

Administrative History

Administrative History: Established by the Kansas Legislature on March 25, 1875, Elk County, located in southeastern Kansas, was named for the Elk River that traverses its area from northwest to southeast. The county was created out of the northern portion of what had been Howard County (and the southern portion of Howard was renamed Chautauqua County on that same date).

As of the 2000 census, the population of Elk County was 3,261 and its primary industries are farming, ranching, and oil and gas production. The county is composed of Howard (the county seat and most populous city) and these townships: Elk Falls, Greenfield, Howard, Liberty, Longton, Oak Valley, Painterhood, Paw Paw, Union Center, and Wildcat.

[Elk County. http://www.skyways.org/counties/EK/ (Accessed June 16, 2009.)]

[Kansas State Historical Society, "Kansas Counties -- Elk County, Kansas," http://www.kshs.org/genealogists/places/counties.php?county=EK (Accessed June 16, 2009.)]

Index Terms


    Elk County (Kan.) -- Genealogy
    Elk County (Kan.) -- History
    Commissioners of deeds -- Kansas -- Elk County
    County government -- Kansas -- Elk County
    Court records -- Kansas -- Elk County
    Genealogy -- Kansas -- Elk County -- Sources
    Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- Kansas -- Elk County
    Probate records -- Kansas -- Elk County
    School districts -- Kansas -- Elk County

Creators and Contributors

Agency Classification:

    Local Government Agencies. Elk County.