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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Cherokee County''' <br>
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'''Cherokee County''', Kansas genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.  
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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.
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County 2016
  
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|organized=  August 30,  1855
| county = Cherokee County
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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)]]
| founded title = [[Kansas County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Founded]]
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|county4= [[Labette County, Kansas Genealogy|Labette]]
| founded year = 1855
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|county5= [[Newton County, Missouri Genealogy|Newton (MO)]]
| founded date = August 30
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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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| building address = '''[[Cherokee County, Kansas Courthouse|Cherokee County Courthouse]]'''<br>110 W. Maple Street<br>Columbus, Kansas 66725-0014<br>Phone: 620.429.3880
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== County Information ==
  
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=== Description ===
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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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>
  
Cherokee County Courthouse<br> 110 W. Maple<br> Columbus, KS 66725<br> Phone: 620.429.3880<br><br>Formerly McGee Co. Name changed to Cherokee 18 Feb 1860<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 249 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{KS Courthouse Intro|Cherokee}}
  
== History  ==
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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>
  
==== Parent County ====
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=== Cherokee County, Kansas Record Dates  ===
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{{KS Records Intro}}
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major Records<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Chautauqua County, Kansas. Page 249 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 234.</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" |1867
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1893
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1868
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1866
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1870
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1855
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| colspan="7"| <center> Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1911.  General compliance by 1917.<ref>“Kansas Research Outline”, (Salt Lake City, Utah: Family History Department, 2000), 40.</ref></center>
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'''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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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
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{{KS Boundary Changes Intro|Cherokee}}
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*'''Parent County:''' 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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*'''Map''': [http://www.mapofus.org/kansas/ Interactive Formation Boundary Map of Kansas] - shows boundary changes for Kansas Counties
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*'''Chronology''': [http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/KS_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Kansas Historical Boundary Changes] - legislative details of all boundary changes by county provided by [https://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]<br>
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== Places/Localities  ==
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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:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Cherokee County, Kansas," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherokee_County,_Kansas#Communities, accessed 9/11/2017.</ref>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baxter_Springs,_Kansas Baxter Springs]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbus,_Kansas Columbus]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galena,_Kansas Galena]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oswego,_Kansas Oswego (mostly in Labette County)]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roseland,_Kansas Roseland]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scammon,_Kansas Scammon]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weir,_Kansas Weir]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Mineral_Kansas West Mineral]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corona_Kansas Corona]
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* Cravensville
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crestline_Kansas Crestline]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empire_City_Kansas Empire City]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faulkner_Kansas Faulkner]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hallowell_Kansas Hallowell]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawton_Kansas Lawton]
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* Leawalk
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melrose_Kansas Melrose]
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* Military
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* Naylor
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutral_Kansas Neutral]</div>
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* Quaker
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherman_Kansas Sherman]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherwin_Kansas Sherwin]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skidmore_Kansas Skidmore]
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* Stippville
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turck_Kansas Turck]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lowell,_Kansas Lowell]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riverton,_Kansas Riverton]</div>
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* Cherokee
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* Crawford
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* Garden
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* Lola
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* Lowell</div>
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* Lyon
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* Mineral
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* Neosho
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* Pleasant View
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* Ross</div>
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* Salamanca
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* Shawnee
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* Sheridan
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* Spring Valley</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treece_Kansas Treece]</div>
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See also: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Register_of_Historic_Places_listings_in_Cherokee_County,_Kansas National Regiser of Historic Places in Cherokee County, Kansas]
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{KS Historical Timeline Intro|Cherokee}}
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{KS Resources Intro|Cherokee}}
  
*[[Craig County, Oklahoma|Craig County, Oklahoma]]
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=== Bible Records ===
*[[Crawford County, Kansas|Crawford]]
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{{KS Bible Intro|Cherokee}}
*[[Jasper County, Missouri|Jasper County, Missouri]]
 
*[[Labette County, Kansas|Labette]]
 
*[[Newton County, Missouri|Newton County, Missouri]]
 
*[[Ottawa County, Oklahoma|Ottawa County, Oklahoma]]
 
  
== Resources ==
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=== Biographies ===
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{{KS Biographies Intro|Cherokee}}
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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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.
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{KS Business Records Intro|Cherokee}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{KS Cemeteries Intro|Cherokee}}
  
==== Land  ====
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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://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://www.familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bdeath_place%3A%22Cherokee%20County%2C%20Kansas%22~&collection_id=2026973 Billion Graves Index at FamilySearch]
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* [http://www.interment.net/us/ks/cherokee.htm KS Interment]
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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]
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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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?cemetery_country=United%20States&cemetery_state=Kansas&cemetery_county=Cherokee&year_range=5&size=15 Billion Graves]
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* [https://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/kansas-cemetery-records.htm Cemetery Records by Access Genealogy]
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* [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=4524&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=37&stateAbbv=&stateName= Cemeteries for Cherokee County by EPodunk]
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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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=== Census Records ===
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherokee_County,_Kansas "Wikipedia.org".] 
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|1860 |1501
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|1870 |11038 
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|1880 |21905
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|1890 |27770
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|1900 |42694
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|1910 |38162
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|1920 |33609
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|1930 |31457
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|1940 |29817
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|1950 |25144
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|1960 |22279
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|1970 |21549
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|1980 |22304
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|1990 |21374
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|2000 |22605
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|2010 |21603
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{{KS Census Intro|Cherokee}}
  
*Map of [http://www.histopolis.com/Place/US/KS/Cherokee_County Cherokee County townships] (Histopolis)<br>
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==== State and Territorial Census Records ====
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*'''1855-1925''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1088 Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — ($), Index and images; covers census years '''1855-1859, 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925'''
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*'''1860''' - {{RecordSearch|1473181|1860 U.S. Federal Census for Kansas Territory}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — Index and images
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*'''1860''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7667 1860 U.S. Federal Census for Kansas Territory] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — ($), Index and images
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*'''1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1824715|Kansas State Census, 1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1875''' - {{RecordSearch|1825178|Kansas State Census, 1875}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1885''' - {{RecordSearch|1825188|Kansas State Census, 1885}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1895''' - {{RecordSearch|1825193|Kansas State Census, 1895}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/hr/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1919-1961''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2270 Kansas, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] — Partial index (4 counties) and images
  
==== Military  ====
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==== Federal Census Records ====
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The 1870 Census was the first Federal Census taken for Kansas after it became a state in 1861.<ref>William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 119.</ref> For links to Federal Census indexes, see [[Kansas Census]].<br>
  
===== Civil War  =====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{KS Church Intro|Cherokee}}
  
====== Civil War Battle  ======
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=== Court Records ===
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{{KS Court Intro|Cherokee}}
  
The following Civil War battle was fought in Cherokee County.
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=== Directories ===
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{{KS Directories 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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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{KS Emigration Intro|Cherokee}}
  
:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/KSmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Kansas<br>
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{KS Ethnic Groups Intro|Cherokee}}
  
*Cherokee County was organized after the Civil War.<br>
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
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{{KS Funeral Homes Intro|Cherokee}}
  
Men from&nbsp;this County enlisted in 1st Infantry Regiment, Company A.
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{KS Genealogies Intro|Cherokee}}
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{KS Guardianship Intro|Cherokee}}
  
*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=58&ci=14369 Joplin, Missouri newspapers] and [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=58&ci=19965 Neosho, Missouri newspapers] from the early 1900's that covered local news on residents from Cherokee County communities.<br>
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{KS Land Intro|Cherokee}}
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''Online Land Records''<br>
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*[http://www.kshs.org/p/land-records-and-maps/11083 Land records at Kansas Historical Society]<br>
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:*[http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/209386 1902 Land Plat book for Cherokee County] - image of plat book<br>
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/ Land Patent Search] - index to federal patents and homesteads on the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management] website, some images available<br>
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*'''1796-1907''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] - index, info taken from Bureau of Land Management website<br>
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*'''1861-1936''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60593 U.S. Homestead Records 1861-1936] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), index and images<br>
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For more information see [[Kansas Land and Property]]<br>
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{KS Histories Intro|Cherokee}}
  
==== Taxation ====
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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)}}.
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{KS Maps Intro|Cherokee}}
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{{KS Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{KS Cherokee County}}}}
  
===== '''''Births'''''  =====
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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)
  
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
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=== Migration ===
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{{KS Migration Intro|Cherokee}}
  
===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
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=== Military Records ===
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{{KS Military Intro|Cherokee}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Online Collections ====
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These collections are unique to Kansas. You will find nationwide databases for military records on [[United States Military Online Genealogy Records|U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records]] and [[Kansas Military Records|Kansas Military Records]].<br><br>
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''Collections Covering Multiple Wars''<br>
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*[http://www.kshs.org/p/kansas-military-index/15797 Kansas Military Index] at [http://www.kshs.org/p/online-collections/18942 Kansas Historical Society] - Index only, includes Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Iraq and Afghanistan Conflicts<br>
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*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ks/county/ford/cemeteries/ksstatesoldhomedeaths.htm Records of the Deaths and Burials at the Kansas State Soldiers Home] - Index only, the home is located in Fort Dodge, Ford County, Kansas.<br>
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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''Civil War Battle''<br>
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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The following Civil War battle was fought in Cherokee County.
  
== Web Sites  ==
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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>
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/KSmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Kansas
*{{FHL|Kansas%2C+Cherokee|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KS/Cherokee/ Cherokee County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*Cherokee County was organized after the Civil War.
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Men from&nbsp;this County enlisted in 1st Infantry Regiment, Company A.<br>
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*[https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3916 Kansas Civil War Soldiers] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index only<br>
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*'''1862, 1863, 1868:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1766 Kansas, Civil War Enlistment Papers, 1862, 1863, 1868] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index and images<br>
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*'''1866-1931:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2580 Kansas, Grand Army of the Republic Bound Post Records, 1866-1931] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index and images<br>
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*'''1880-1940:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1700 Kansas, Grand Army of the Republic Post Reports, 1880-1940] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index and images<br>
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*'''1889:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2956 Kansas, Enrollment of Civil War Veterans, 1889] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index and images<br>
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*[https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3916 Kansas Civil War Soldiers] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index and images<br>
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''Spanish-American War (1898)''<br>
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*'''1945-1970:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1680 Kansas, United Spanish War Veterans Reports of Deaths, 1945-1970] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index and images<br>
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''World War I''<br>
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*[http://www.ksgenweb.com/archives/military/ksguard/title.html History and Roster of the Kansas State Guard (WWI)] at [http://www.ksgenweb.org/ KSGenWeb] - Taken from the book by the Adjutant General's Office<br>
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*'''1917-1919:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2021 Kansas, World War I Veteran Collection, 1917-1919] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index and images<br>
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*'''1930:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2955 Kansas, Enrollment of WWI Veterans, 1930] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index and images<br>
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''World War II''<br>
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*'''1940-1946:''' [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=70795 Web: Kansas, WWII Selective Service Index, 1940-1946] at the [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] - ($), Index and images<br>
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*[http://ksgenweb.com/archives/ww2.htm World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing, State of Kansas, War Dept-June 1946] at [http://www.ksgenweb.org/ KSGenWeb] - Index only<br>
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''Korean War''<br>
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*[https://www.archives.gov/files/research/military/korean-war/casualty-lists/ks-alpha.pdf U.S. Military Fatal Casualties of the Korean War for Kansas] - Index only<br>
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''Vietnam War''<br>
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*[https://www.archives.gov/files/research/military/vietnam-war/casualty-lists/ks-alpha.pdf U.S. Military Fatal Casualties of the Vietnam War for Kansas] - Index only<br>
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For further information see [[Kansas Military Records]].
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{KS Naturalization Intro|Cherokee}}
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*'''1864 - 1972''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5175 Kansas, Naturalization Abstracts, 1864-1972] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), Index
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*'''1865 - 1874''' - [https://www.archives.gov/kansas-city/finding-aids/naturalization-kansas-indians.html Kansas Indian Naturalizations, ca. 1865-1874] at the [https://www.archives.gov/ National Archives] — Index, District of Kansas, Record Group 21.
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*'''1865 - 1984''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61199 Kansas, Federal Naturalization Records, 1865-1984] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), Index and images
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*'''1917 - 1918''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2137 Kansas, Registration Affidavits of Alien Enemies, 1917-1918] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), Index and images, includes German and other aliens living in Kansas
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 +
=== Newspapers ===
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{{KS Newspapers Intro|Cherokee}}
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''Kansas Newspapers Online''<br>
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*[https://www.newspapers.com/ Kansas Newspapers at Newspapers.com] - ($), [http://www.kshs.org/ancestry/drivers/dlverify free to Kansas residents] through [http://www.kshs.org/p/kansas-digital-newspaper-program/16126 Kansas Historical Society]
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/explore/newspapers/all/usa/kansas GenealogyBank] - ($), contains images of Kansas newspapers
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*[http://newspaperarchive.com/us/kansas/ Newspaper Archive] - ($), contains images of Kansas newspapers
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/newspapers/?state=Kansas&ethnicity=&language= Chronicling America] - contains images of some Kansas newspapers; [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/help/#basic_searching searching tips]
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*[http://elephind.com/ Elephind] - Free; search engine that retrieves newspaper images from other free newspaper websites
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''Kansas Newspaper Catalogs''
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*[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/ks Kansas Online Historical Newspapers] - contains a list of known Kansas newspapers online and the websites they are found on
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/titles/ U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present] on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper
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*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=58&ci=14369 Joplin, Missouri newspapers] and [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=58&ci=19965 Neosho, Missouri newspapers] from the early 1900's that covered local news on residents from Cherokee County communities.
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=== Obituaries ===
 +
{{KS Obituaries Intro|Cherokee}}
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 +
=== Other Records ===
 +
{{KS Other Records Intro|Cherokee}}
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'''Voter Records'''<br>
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*'''1854''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4099 Kansas Election List, 1854] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), Index
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*'''1854 - 1856''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3961 Kansas Voter Registration Lists, 1854-1856] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), Index
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 +
=== Periodicals ===
 +
{{KS Periodicals Intro|Cherokee}}
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 +
=== Probate Records ===
 +
{{KS Probate Intro|Cherokee}}
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 +
'''Online Records
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 +
*'''1803 – 1987''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9065 Kansas Wills and Probate Records 1803-1987] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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=== School Records ===
 +
{{KS Schools Intro|Cherokee}}
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 +
=== Tax Records ===
 +
{{KS Tax Intro|Cherokee}}
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 +
=== Vital Records ===
 +
{{KS Vital Intro|Cherokee}}
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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''' {{RecordSearch|2727732|Kansas County Birth Records, 1885-1911}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/hr/search FamilySearch] — Index and images, only covers Bulter, Cherokee, Clay, Elk, and Marion Counties.
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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 ====
 +
{{KS Vital Records - Marriage Intro|Cherokee}}
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 +
*'''1800 - 1946''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=kansas United States Marriages – Kansas, 1800-1946] at [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records findmypast] — ($), Index and images
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*'''1811 - 1911''' - {{RecordSearch|2381595|Kansas, Marriages, 1811-1911}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/hr/search FamilySearch] — Index
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*'''1811 - 1911''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=61371 Kansas, County Marriages, 1811-1911] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — ($), Index
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*'''1840 - 1935''' - {{RecordSearch|1674845|Kansas, Marriages, 1840-1935}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/hr/search FamilySearch.org] — Index
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*'''1854 - 1861''' - [http://www.kshs.org/p/kansas-marriage-index/11315 KHS Kansas Marriage Index, 1854-1861] at [http://www.kshs.org/p/research/19385 Kansas Historical Society] — Index
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 +
==== Death ====
 +
{{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 ====
 +
{{KS Vital Records - Divorce Intro|Cherokee}}
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 +
== Research Facilities ==
 +
{{KS Research Facilities Intro|Cherokee}}
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 +
=== Archives ===
 +
{{KS Archives Intro|Cherokee}}
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 +
=== Family History Centers ===
 +
{{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 ==
 +
{{KS Societies Intro|Cherokee}}
 +
'''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}}
  
<br>  
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== References ==
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<references />
  
[[Category:Cherokee_County,_Kansas]]
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{{Kansas|Kansas}}
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[[Category:Cherokee_County,_Kansas]][[Category:Kansas_Counties]]

Latest revision as of 20:59, 8 January 2018

United States
Kansas
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

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

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1894 1867 1893 1868 1866 1870 1855
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1911. General compliance by 1917.[4]

Record Loss

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

Boundary Changes

Populated Places

The following are locations in Cherokee County, Kansas:[5]

Cities
Unincorporated communites
Census-designated places
Townships
  • Cherokee
  • Crawford
  • Garden
  • Lola
  • Lowell
  • Lyon
  • Mineral
  • Neosho
  • Pleasant View
  • Ross
  • Salamanca
  • Shawnee
  • Sheridan
  • Spring Valley
Ghost towns

See also: National Regiser of Historic Places 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

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1860 1,501
1870 11,038 635.4%
1880 21,905 98.5%
1890 27,770 26.8%
1900 42,694 53.7%
1910 38,162 −10.6%
1920 33,609 −11.9%
1930 31,457 −6.4%
1940 29,817 −5.2%
1950 25,144 −15.7%
1960 22,279 −11.4%
1970 21,549 −3.3%
1980 22,304 3.5%
1990 21,374 −4.2%
2000 22,605 5.8%
2010 21,603 −4.4%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

Kansas became a territory in 1854 and the first territory census taken was in 1855. It was also enumerated as Kansas Territory in the 1860 Federal Census, although there were 15 counties that were marked with "no population" in them. The state continued to take state censuses after it was admitted to the Union in 1861.[6] See links listed below.

State and Territorial Census Records

Federal Census Records

The 1870 Census was the first Federal Census taken for Kansas after it became a state in 1861.[7] For links to Federal Census indexes, see Kansas 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.


Online Land Records

For more information see Kansas Land and Property

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

Cherokee CountyLabette CountyNeosho CountyCrawford CountyJasper County, MissouriOttawa County, OklahomaCraig County, OklahomaNewton County, MissouriCherokee, Kansas.JPG
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Migration

Military Records

Online Collections

These collections are unique to Kansas. You will find nationwide databases for military records on U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records and Kansas Military Records.

Collections Covering Multiple Wars

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.

Spanish-American War (1898)

World War I

World War II

Korean War

Vietnam War

For further information see Kansas Military Records.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

For more information, see Kansas Newspapers.

Kansas Newspapers Online

Kansas Newspaper Catalogs


Obituaries

Other Records

Voter 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. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Chautauqua County, Kansas. Page 249 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 234.
  4. “Kansas Research Outline”, (Salt Lake City, Utah: Family History Department, 2000), 40.
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Cherokee County, Kansas," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherokee_County,_Kansas#Communities, accessed 9/11/2017.
  6. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 118-119.
  7. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 119.
  8. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 2 August, 2012)