Peketon County, Kansas Genealogy
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). 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.
- Colorado: Peketon County borders included parts of these Colorado modern counties: Baca, Bent, Kiowa, and Prowers.
For information about residents of Peketon County, Kansas Territory try searching records of:
- Kansas Historical Society
- Colorado State Archives
- county records of the present-day Kansas or Colorado county which now includes the former Peketon County land where the person lived 1855-1861.
- "Peketon County, Kansas (defunct)" in Kansas Counties in Kansas Historical Society at http://www.kshs.org/geog/geog_counties/view/county:PK (accessed 25 June 2012).
- 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.