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== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Clark County, Kansas ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
[http://www.clarkcountyks.com/ Clark County Courthouse]<br>913 Highland Street<br> Ashland, KS 67831<br>Phone: 316.635.2753<br><br>County Clerk has birth records 1904-1910.<br>City Clerk has birth and burial records from 1910.<br>Probate Judge has marriage and probate records. <br>Clerk District Court has divorce and court records.<br>Register of Deeds has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clark 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= March 7,  1885
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|county seat= Ashland
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|parent county= [[Ford County, Kansas Genealogy|Ford]] <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clark County, Kansas. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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|county1= [[Beaver County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Beaver (OK)]]
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|county2= [[Comanche County, Kansas Genealogy|Comanche]]
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|county3= [[Ford County, Kansas Genealogy|Ford]]
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|county4= [[Harper County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Harper (OK)]]
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|county5= [[Kiowa County, Kansas Genealogy|Kiowa]]
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|county6= [[Meade County, Kansas Genealogy|Meade]]</br><center>[[Clark County, Kansas Genealogy#Maps and Gazetteers|See County Maps]]</center>
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== County Information ==
  
==== Parent County  ====
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=== Description ===
  
*'''1885--'''Clark County was created 7 March 1885 from [[Ford County, Kansas|Ford]] County. '''County seat:''' Ashland <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 Charles F. Clarke. The County Seat is Ashland and was founded February 26, 1867. It is located in the south central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Clark County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clark_County,_Kansas 8/09/2017.</ref>
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{KS Courthouse Intro|Clark}}
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''Clark County Courthouse'''<br>913 Highland Street<br>Ashland, Kansas 67831-0886<br>Phone: 316.635.2753<br>
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[http://www.clarkcountyks.com/ Clark County Website]<br><br>County Clerk has birth records 1904-1910.<br>City Clerk has birth and burial records from 1910.<br>Probate Judge has marriage and probate records. <br>Clerk District Court has divorce and court records.<br>Register of Deeds has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clark 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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=== Clark County, Kansas Record Dates  ===
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clark 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" | '''[[Clark County, Kansas Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clark County, Kansas Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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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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==== 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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*[[Beaver County, Oklahoma|Beaver County, Oklahoma]]
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=== Boundary Changes ===
*[[Comanche County, Kansas|Comanche]]
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{{KS Boundary Changes Intro|Clark}}
*[[Ford County, Kansas|Ford]]  
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*[[Kiowa County, Kansas|Kiowa]]
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*[[Meade County, Kansas|Meade]]
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*'''1885--'''Clark County was created 7 March 1885 from [[Ford County, Kansas Genealogy|Ford]] County.
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*'''County seat:''' Ashland  <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clark 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|Clark}}
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The following are locations in Clark County, Kansas:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Clark County, Kansas," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clark_County,_Kansas#Communities, accessed 13 September 2017.</ref>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashland,_Kansas Ashland]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Englewood,_Kansas Englewood]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minneola,_Kansas Minneola]</div>
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* Acres
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* Letitia
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* Lexington</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sitka,_Kansas Sitka]</div>
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* Appleton
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* Vanham</div>
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== History Timeline ===
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{{KS Historical Timeline Intro|Clark}}
  
==== Church  ====
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== Resources ==
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{{KS Resources Intro|Clark}}
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Bible Records ===
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{{KS Bible Intro|Clark}}
  
==== Land ====
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=== Biographies ===
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{{KS Biographies Intro|Clark}}
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Business, Commerce, and Occupations ===
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{{KS Business Records Intro|Clark}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Cemeteries ===
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{{KS Cemeteries Intro|Clark}}
  
==== Military  ====
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Clark 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=896&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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* [http://www.ksgenweb.org/clark/cemeteries.htm KSGenWeb]
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* [http://kansasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=13 Kansas Gravestones]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| width="23%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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* {{FHL|363471|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Clark+Kansas&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
  
*For information about Civil War records see [[Ford County, Kansas|Ford]] County.<br>
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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=896 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=Clark&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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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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==== Probate  ====
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=== Census Records ===
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{{Historical populations
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|type = USA
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clark_County,_Kansas#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".] 
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|1880 |163
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|1890 |2357
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|1900 |1701
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|1910 |4093
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|1920 |4989
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|1930 |4796
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|1940 |4081
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|1950 |3946
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|1960 |3396
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|1970 |2896 
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|1980 |2599 
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|1990 |2418  
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|2000 |2390
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|2010 |2215
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{{KS Census Intro|Clark}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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'''''State Census'''''
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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
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Church Records ===
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{{KS Church Intro|Clark}}
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Court Records ===
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{{KS Court Intro|Clark}}
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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=== Directories ===
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{{KS Directories Intro|Clark}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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{{KS Emigration Intro|Clark}}
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups ===
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{{KS Ethnic Groups Intro|Clark}}
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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=== Funeral Homes  ===
*{{FHL|Kansas%2C+Clark|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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{{KS Funeral Homes Intro|Clark}}
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KS/Clark/ Clark County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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=== Genealogies  ===
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{{KS Genealogies Intro|Clark}}
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=== Guardianship ===
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{{KS Guardianship Intro|Clark}}
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=== Land and Property Records ===
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{{KS Land Intro|Clark}}
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=== Local Histories ===
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{{KS Histories Intro|Clark}}
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{{KS History Intro}}
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=== Maps and Gazetteers ===
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{{KS Maps Intro|Clark}}
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[[File:Clark, Kansas.JPG|300px|Clark, Kansas.jpg|right]]
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=== Migration ===
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{{KS Migration Intro|Clark}}
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=== Military Records ===
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{{KS Military Intro|Clark}}
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*For information about Civil War records see [[Ford County, Kansas Genealogy|Ford]] County.
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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{{KS Naturalization Intro|Clark}}
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=== Newspapers ===
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{{KS Newspapers Intro|Clark}}
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{{KS Newspaper abstracts|Clark}}
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=== Obituaries ===
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{{KS Obituaries Intro|Clark}}
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=== Other Records ===
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{{KS Other Records Intro|Clark}}
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=== Periodicals ===
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{{KS Periodicals Intro|Clark}}
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=== Probate Records ===
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{{KS Probate Intro|Clark}}
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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://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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=== School Records ===
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{{KS Schools Intro|Clark}}
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=== Tax Records ===
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{{KS Tax Intro|Clark}}
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=== Vital Records ===
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{{KS Vital Intro|Clark}}
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==== Birth ====
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{{KS Vital Records - Birth Intro|Clark}}
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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
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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|Clark}}
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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|Clark}}
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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|Clark}}
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== Research Facilities ==
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{{KS Research Facilities Intro|Clark}}
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=== Archives ===
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{{KS Archives Intro|Clark}}
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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|Clark}}
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=== Museums ===
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{{KS Museums Intro|Clark}}
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== Societies ==
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{{KS Societies Intro|Clark}}
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'''Clark County Historical Society'''<br>430 West 4th, Box 862<br>Ashland 67831
  
== References  ==
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== Websites ==
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{{KS Websites Intro|Clark}}
  
<references />
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*[http://www.ksgenweb.com/clark/index.html USGenWeb project.] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*{{FHL Place IDNum|203697|Kansas|Clark}}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/Clark/ Clark County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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== Research Guides ==
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{{KS Research Guides Intro|Clark}}
  
[[Category:Clark_County,_Kansas]]
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== References ==
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<references />
  
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[[Category:Kansas Counties]] [[Category:Clark_County,_Kansas]]

Latest revision as of 18:23, 20 September 2017

United States
Kansas
Clark County

Guide to Clark 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: Ashland
Organized: March 7, 1885
Parent County(s): Ford [1]
Neighboring Counties
Beaver (OK)  • Comanche  • Ford  • Harper (OK)  • Kiowa  • Meade
See County Maps
Courthouse
KansasClarkCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
200px-Map of Kansas highlighting Clark County svg.bmp
Adoption
This page is available for adoption

County Information

Description

The county was named for Charles F. Clarke. The County Seat is Ashland and was founded February 26, 1867. It is located in the south central area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse

Clark County Courthouse
913 Highland Street
Ashland, Kansas 67831-0886
Phone: 316.635.2753
Clark County Website

County Clerk has birth records 1904-1910.
City Clerk has birth and burial records from 1910.
Probate Judge has marriage and probate records.
Clerk District Court has divorce and court records.
Register of Deeds has land records. [1]

Clark County, Kansas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1904 1885 1904 1885 1885 1885 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

  • 1885--Clark County was created 7 March 1885 from Ford County.
  • County seat: Ashland [1]

Populated Places

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

Cities
Unincorporated communites
  • Acres
  • Letitia
  • Lexington
Townships
  • Appleton
  • Center
  • Englewood
  • Lexington
  • Liberty
  • Sitka
Ghost towns
  • Appleton
  • Cash City
  • Vanham


History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Clark 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.  %±
1880 163
1890 2,357 1346.0%
1900 1,701 −27.8%
1910 4,093 140.6%
1920 4,989 21.9%
1930 4,796 −3.9%
1940 4,081 −14.9%
1950 3,946 −3.3%
1960 3,396 −13.9%
1970 2,896 −14.7%
1980 2,599 −10.3%
1990 2,418 −7.0%
2000 2,390 −1.2%
2010 2,215 −7.3%
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 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 Clark 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.


Maps and Gazetteers

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Migration

Military Records

  • For information about Civil War records see Ford County.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Clark 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, Clark 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

Clark County Historical Society
430 West 4th, Box 862
Ashland 67831

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), Clark County, Kansas. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Clark County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clark_County,_Kansas 8/09/2017.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clark 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, "Clark County, Kansas," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clark_County,_Kansas#Communities, accessed 13 September 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.