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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kansas Genealogy|Kansas]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Cherokee County'''<br>
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Cherokee County, Kansas ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
Cherokee County Courthouse<br> 300 E Maple<br> Columbus, KS 66725<br> Phone: 316.429.2159&nbsp;<br><br>Formerly McGee Co. Name changed to Cherokee 18 Feb 1860<br>&nbsp;Register of Deeds has land records&nbsp;from 1866, <br>Probate Court has probate records&nbsp;from 1870; <br>County Clerk has birth, marriage and death records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cherokee County, Kansas 249 {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
  
== History ==
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|organized= August 30,  1855
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|county seat= Columbus
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|parent county= unorganized territory <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cherokee County, Kansas. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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|county1= [[Craig County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Craig (OK)]]
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|county2= [[Crawford County, Kansas Genealogy|Crawford]]
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|county3= [[Jasper County, Missouri Genealogy|Jasper (MO)]]
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|county4= [[Labette County, Kansas Genealogy|Labette]]
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|county5= [[Newton County, Missouri Genealogy|Newton (MO)]]
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|county6= [[Ottawa County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Ottawa (OK)]]</br><center>[[Cherokee County, Kansas Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
==== Parent County  ====
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=== Description ===
  
'''1855--'''Cherokee County was created 30 August 1855 from unorganized territory. '''County seat:''' Columbus <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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The county was named for the Cherokee Native Americans. The County Seat is Columbus and was founded February 18, 1860. It is located in the southeastern area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Cherokee County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherokee_County,_Kansas 8/09/2017.</ref>
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{KS Courthouse Intro|Cherokee}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''Cherokee County Courthouse'''<br>110 W. Maple Street<br>Columbus, Kansas 66725-0014<br>Phone: 620.429.3880<br>[http://www.kscourts.org/dstcts/11cherco.htm Cherokee County Website]<br> <br>Register of Deeds has land records from 1866, <br>Probate Court has probate records from 1870.<br>County Clerk has birth, marriage and death records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cherokee County, Kansas. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Cherokee County, Kansas Record Dates  ===
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records<ref>Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 232-245. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992</ref>'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cherokee County, Kansas Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cherokee County, Kansas Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cherokee County, Kansas Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cherokee County, Kansas Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cherokee County, Kansas Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cherokee County, Kansas Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Cherokee County, Kansas Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1894
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1869
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1872
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==== Populated Places  ====
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Craig County, Oklahoma|Craig County, Oklahoma]]
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=== Boundary Changes ===
*[[Crawford County, Kansas|Crawford]]
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{{KS Boundary Changes Intro|Cherokee}}
*[[Jasper County, Missouri|Jasper County, Missouri]]
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*[[Labette County, Kansas|Labette]]
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*[[Newton County, Missouri|Newton County, Missouri]]
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*[[Ottawa County, Oklahoma|Ottawa County, Oklahoma]]
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*'''1855--'''McGee Co. (renamed to Cherokee County) was created 30 August 1855 from unorganized territory.
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*'''1860--'''McGee Co. name changed to Cherokee County on 18 Feb 1860
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*'''County seat:''' Columbus <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cherokee County, Kansas. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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== Resources  ==
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=== Populated Places ===
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{{KS Populated Places Intro|Cherokee}}
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The following are locations in Cherokee County, Kansas:
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{KS Historical Timeline Intro|Cherokee}}
  
==== Church  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{KS Resources Intro|Cherokee}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{KS Bible Intro|Cherokee}}
  
==== Land ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{KS Biographies Intro|Cherokee}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/kansas-counties/cherokee-county-kansas-genealogy-biographies.asp Family Biographies from Cherokee County, Kansas] (1883) from ''History of Kansas'' By William G. Cutler and published by A. T. Andreas are available free on the My Genealogy Hound website.
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{KS Business Records Intro|Cherokee}}
  
*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/KS/Cherokee_County Cherokee County townships] (Histopolis)<br>
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{KS Cemeteries Intro|Cherokee}}
  
==== Military  ====
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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:60%;  "
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Cherokee County, Kansas''' online and in print</center>
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| width="23%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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* [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=18&GScnty=894&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.ksgenweb.org/cherokee/cemetery.html KSGenWeb]
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* [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/kansas/cherokee.htm Tombstone Project]
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* [http://kansasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=11 Kansas Gravestones]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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* {{FHL|389374|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Cherokee+Kansas&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
  
===== Civil War =====
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| width="23%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=18&CScnty=894 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Kansas&county=Cherokee&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
  
====== Civil War Battle  ======
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Kansas Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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The following Civil War battle was fought in Cherokee County.
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=== Census Records ===
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{{KS Census Intro|Cherokee}}
  
*October 6, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ks002.htm Baxter Springs], also known as Baxter Springs Massacre<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ks002.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 2 August, 2012)</ref><br>
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'''''State Census'''''
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*'''1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1824715|Kansas State Census, 1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1875''' - {{RecordSearch|1825178|Kansas State Census, 1875}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1885''' - {{RecordSearch|1825188|Kansas State Census, 1885}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1895''' - {{RecordSearch|1825193|Kansas State Census, 1895}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
  
:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/KSmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Kansas<br>
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=== Church Records ===
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{{KS Church Intro|Cherokee}}
  
*Cherokee County was organized after the Civil War.<br>
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=== Court Records ===
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{{KS Court Intro|Cherokee}}
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=== Directories ===
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{{KS Directories Intro|Cherokee}}
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{KS Emigration Intro|Cherokee}}
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{KS Ethnic Groups Intro|Cherokee}}
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{KS Funeral Homes Intro|Cherokee}}
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{KS Genealogies Intro|Cherokee}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{KS Guardianship Intro|Cherokee}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{KS Land Intro|Cherokee}}
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{KS Histories Intro|Cherokee}}
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{{KS History Intro}}
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''Online County Histories''
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*''History of Cherokee County, Kansas, and Representative Citizens.'' 1904. Edited and compiled by Nathaniel Thompson Allison. Chicago, Illinois : Biographical Pub. Co.  Online at: [https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008653330 Hathitrust], [https://archive.org/details/historyofcheroke00alli Internet Archive], [https://books.google.com/books/about/History_of_Cherokee_County_Kansas_and_Re.html?id=WZViPwAACAAJ Google Books], [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=27629 Ancestry ($)]; {{WorldCat|3546755|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}.
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{KS Maps Intro|Cherokee}}
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[[Image:Kscherokee.jpg|800px]]
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*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/KS/Cherokee_County Cherokee County townships] (Histopolis)
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/kansas-maps/ks-cherokee-county-kansas-1887-map.html Township Map of 1887 Cherokee County, Kansas] with enlarged views of each township (My Genealogy Hound)
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=== Migration ===
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{{KS Migration Intro|Cherokee}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{KS Military Intro|Cherokee}}
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==== Civil War ====
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{{KS Civil War Intro|Cherokee}}
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'''''Civil War Battle'''''<br>
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The following Civil War battle was fought in Cherokee County.
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*October 6, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ks002.htm Baxter Springs], also known as Baxter Springs Massacre<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ks002.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 2 August, 2012)</ref>
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:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/KSmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Kansas
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*Cherokee County was organized after the Civil War.
  
 
Men from&nbsp;this County enlisted in 1st Infantry Regiment, Company A.
 
Men from&nbsp;this County enlisted in 1st Infantry Regiment, Company A.
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{KS Naturalization Intro|Cherokee}}
  
*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=58&ci=14369 Joplin, Missouri newspapers] and [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=58&ci=19965 Neosho, Missouri newspapers] from the early 1900's that covered local news on residents from Cherokee County communities.<br>
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{KS Newspapers Intro|Cherokee}}
  
==== Probate  ====
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{{KS Newspaper abstracts|Cherokee}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=58&ci=14369 Joplin, Missouri newspapers] and [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=58&ci=19965 Neosho, Missouri newspapers] from the early 1900's that covered local news on residents from Cherokee County communities.
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{KS Obituaries Intro|Cherokee}}
  
===== '''''Births'''''  =====
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=== Other Records ===
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{{KS Other Records Intro|Cherokee}}
  
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{KS Periodicals Intro|Cherokee}}
  
===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{KS Probate Intro|Cherokee}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Online Records
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*'''1803 – 1987''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9065 Kansas Wills and Probate Records 1803-1987] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== School Records ===
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{{KS Schools Intro|Cherokee}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{KS Tax Intro|Cherokee}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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=== Vital Records ===
*{{FHL|Kansas%2C+Cherokee|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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{{KS Vital Intro|Cherokee}}
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KS/Cherokee/ Cherokee County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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==== Birth ====
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{{KS Vital Records - Birth Intro|Cherokee}}
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*'''1818 - 1936''' {{RecordSearch|1674839|Kansas, Births and Christenings, 1818-1936}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1885 - 1911''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2567 Kansas, Births and Christenings Index, 1885-1911] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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==== Marriage ====
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{{KS Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Cherokee}}
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*'''1811 - 1911''' {{RecordSearch|2381595|Kansas, Marriages, 1811-1911}} at [https://familysearch.org/search| FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1840 - 1935''' {{RecordSearch|1674845|Kansas, Marriages, 1840-1935}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1855 - 1911''' {{RecordSearch|1851040|Kansas County Marriages, 1855-1911}} at [https://familysearch.org/search| FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1855 - 1911''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60292 Kansas, County Marriages, 1855-1911] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — images $
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==== Death ====
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{{KS Vital Records - Death Intro|Cherokee}}
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*'''1885 - 1930''' {{RecordSearch|1674844|Kansas, Deaths and Burials, 1885-1930}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1885 - 1930''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2570 Kansas, Deaths and Burials, Index, 1885-1930] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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==== Divorce ====
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{{KS Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Cherokee}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{KS Research Facilities Intro|Cherokee}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{KS Archives Intro|Cherokee}}
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
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=== Libraries ===
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{{KS Libraries Intro|Cherokee}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{KS Museums Intro|Cherokee}}
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== Societies ==
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{{KS Societies Intro|Cherokee}}
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'''Cherokee County Kansas Genealogical-historical Society'''<br>100 South Tennessee, Box 33<br>Telephone Number: 620-429-2992<br>E-mail:[mailto:cckghs@columbus-ks.com cckghs@columbus-ks.com]<br>Columbus 66725-0033<br>[http://www.ksgenweb.org/cherokee/society/cckghs.html Website]
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'''Baxter Springs Historical Society'''<br>Baxter Springs Heritage Center and Museum<br>740 East Avenue<br>PO Box 514<br> Baxter Springs, KS 66713<br>Telephone Number: 620-856-2385<br>E-mail:[mailto:heritagectr@embarqmail.com heritagectr@embarqmail.com]<br>[http://www.baxterspringsmuseum.org/ Website]
  
== References  ==
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== Websites ==
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{{KS Websites Intro|Cherokee}}
  
<references />
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*[http://www.ksgenweb.com/cherokee/index.html USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|203686|Kansas|Cherokee}}The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use [https://familysearch.org/search/ Historical Records] to search for specific individuals in genealogical records
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KS/Cherokee/ Cherokee County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*Biographies from The History of Cherokee County, Kansas (1883) published by A. T. Andreas are available free on the [http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/kansas-counties/cherokee-county-kansas-genealogy-biographies.asp My Genealogy Hound] website
  
{{kansas|kansas}}  
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== Research Guides ==
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{{KS Research Guides Intro|Cherokee}}
  
[[Category:Cherokee_County,_Kansas]]
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== References ==
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<references />
  
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United StatesGotoarrow.png Kansas Gotoarrow.png Cherokee County

Guide to Cherokee County, Kansas ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: Columbus
Organized: August 30, 1855
Parent County(s): unorganized territory [1]
Neighboring Counties
Craig (OK)  • Crawford  • Jasper (MO)  • Labette  • Newton (MO)  • Ottawa (OK)
See County Maps
Courthouse
KansasCherokeeCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
200px-Map of Kansas highlighting Cherokee County svg.bmp
Adoption
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County Information

Description

The county was named for the Cherokee Native Americans. The County Seat is Columbus and was founded February 18, 1860. It is located in the southeastern area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse

Cherokee County Courthouse
110 W. Maple Street
Columbus, Kansas 66725-0014
Phone: 620.429.3880
Cherokee County Website

Register of Deeds has land records from 1866,
Probate Court has probate records from 1870.
County Clerk has birth, marriage and death records. [1]

Cherokee County, Kansas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1894 1867 1868 1869 1872

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes

  • 1855--McGee Co. (renamed to Cherokee County) was created 30 August 1855 from unorganized territory.
  • 1860--McGee Co. name changed to Cherokee County on 18 Feb 1860
  • County seat: Columbus [1]

Populated Places

The following are locations in Cherokee County, Kansas:

History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Cherokee County, Kansas online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Kansas Cemeteries for more information

 

Census Records

Kansas Territory was enumerated in 1860, although there were 15 counties that were marked with "no population" in them. [4] See links listed below.

State Census

Church Records

Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository. For more information about these major repositories, see Kansas Church Records.


Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Kansas Land and Property for additional information about early Kansas land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.


Local Histories

Local histories are available for Cherokee County, Kansas Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Kansas Local Histories.


Online County Histories

Maps and Gazetteers

Kscherokee.jpg

Migration

Military Records

Civil War

Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Cherokee County.

Map showing Civil War battles in Kansas
  • Cherokee County was organized after the Civil War.

Men from this County enlisted in 1st Infantry Regiment, Company A.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Cherokee County, Kansas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:


Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

In most counties in Kansas, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, inventories, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Kansas, Cherokee and click Probate records.


Online Records

School Records

Tax Records

Kansas tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. Tax lists were usually made every year, however, there may be gaps of several years. For more information, see the wiki page Kansas Taxation.


Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Kansas Office of Vital Statistics or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred. See also Kansas Vital Records. For information about restrictions and costs for certificates, see the CDC Where to Write for Vital Records site.


Birth

Marriage

Death

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries

Museums

Societies

Cherokee County Kansas Genealogical-historical Society
100 South Tennessee, Box 33
Telephone Number: 620-429-2992
E-mail:cckghs@columbus-ks.com
Columbus 66725-0033
Website

Baxter Springs Historical Society
Baxter Springs Heritage Center and Museum
740 East Avenue
PO Box 514
Baxter Springs, KS 66713
Telephone Number: 620-856-2385
E-mail:heritagectr@embarqmail.com
Website

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cherokee County, Kansas. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Cherokee County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherokee_County,_Kansas 8/09/2017.
  3. Alice Eichholz, Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, Revised ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1992), 232-245. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27rb 1992
  4. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 119.
  5. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 2 August, 2012)