Cheyenne County, Kansas Genealogy

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Cheyenne 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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Cheyenne County, Kansas
Map of Kansas highlighting Cheyenne County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kansas
Location of Kansas in the U.S.
Founded March 6, 1873
County Seat St. Francis
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Address Cheyenne County Courthouse
P.O. Box 985
St. Francis, Kansas 67756-0646
Phone: 785.332.2401

County Courthouse

Cheyenne County Courthouse
PO Box 985;
St. Francis, KS 67756-0646
Phone: 785.332.2401

Clerk District Court has marriage records from 1886,
divorce, court and probate records from 1892.
Register of Deeds has land records from mid-1800’s
and military discharge records from 1919. [1]


Parent County

1873--Cheyenne County was created 6 March 1873 from unorganized territory. County seat: Francis [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






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



  • Cheyenne County was not organized until after the Civil War.  No records of men enlisting from Cheyenne County exist.




Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cherokee County, Kansas 249 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).