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United States Gotoarrow.png Kansas Gotoarrow.png Coffey County

Coffey 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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Online Records

Coffey County, Kansas
Map of Kansas highlighting Coffey County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kansas
Location of Kansas in the U.S.
Founded August 30, 1855
County Seat Burlington
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Address Coffey County Courthouse
110 S. 6th Street
Burlington, Kansas 66839
Phone: 620.364.2191

County Courthouse

Coffey County Courthouse
6th & Neosho
Burlington, KS 66839
Phone: 620.364.2191

Clerk District Court has birth and death records 1892-1910,
marriage records from 1855, divorce, probate and court records from 1857.
Register of Deeds has land records from 1857.
Historical Society and Public Library have cemetery books. [1]


Parent County

1855--Coffey County was created 30 August 1855 as an original county. County seat: Burlington [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



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




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), Coffey 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).