Peketon County, Kansas Genealogy

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Peketon County, Kansas Territory was the new name applied to the former Washington (old) County, Kansas. The new name was first given 21 February 1860 to the large county in the southwest corner of present-day Kansas and southeastern corner of present-day Colorado (that is, to the former eastern border of Taos County, New Mexico Territory, and Arapahoe County, Kansas Territory).[1] The previous name, Washington County, had been given to another county in northeastern Kansas in February 1857.

Kansas: Peketon County borders included parts of these Kansas modern counties: Barber, Barton, Clark, Comanche, Edwards, Ford, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Hamilton, Harper, Harvey, Haskell, Hodgeman, Kearney, Kingman, Kiowa, Lane, the southwest corner of Marion, the southern part of McPherson, Meade, Morton, Ness, Pawnee, Pratt, Reno, Rice, Russell, Scott, Sedgwick, Seward, Stafford, Stanton, Stevens, nearly all of Sumner, and Wichita.[1]
Colorado: Peketon County borders included parts of these Colorado modern counties: Baca, Bent, Kiowa, and Prowers.[2]

Peketon County was never organized, no county seat was established, and her territory was given to Marion County in 1867.[1]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Peketon County, Kansas (defunct)" in Kansas Counties in Kansas Historical Society at (accessed 25 June 2012).
  2. Adrian B. Ettlinger, AniMap 3.0 : with SiteFinder U.S. place name database (Alamo, Calif.: Gold Bug, 2008), Colorado 1860 map. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL CD-ROM no. 4903.