Cowley County, Kansas Genealogy

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County Offices

Registar of Deeds

The central location for vital records and land records for Cowley County. The Register of Deeds maintains a variety of records and prepares reports of some complexity; assists the public in preparing forms, answering inquiries, certifying copies of military discharges, and looking up records; receives, records, and indexes grantor, grantee, and related records; records plats and maps; files chattel mortgages; makes lien searches; maintains various office records; computes and posts figures; etc.

Phone: 620.221.5461; Fax: 620.221.5463
Location: County Courthouse; 311 E. 9th; Winfield, KS 67156
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 741; Winfield, KS 67156

County Clerk

Records minutes of Commission meetings and maintains files for minutes and resolutions; Assist in budget preparation, accounting, payroll, etc.; Manages elections and voting; Selling of hunting and fishing licenses, etc; Birth and death records from the 1800's to 1911 for the county are available; Land records from the 1800's are also available.

Phone: 620.221.5400 or 620.441.4500; Fax: 620.221.5498
Location: County Courthouse; 311 E. 9th; Winfield, KS 67156


Parent County

  • 1867--Cowley County was created 26 February 1867 from Butler County. County seat: Winfield [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



Cowley County cemeteries web page.  Not all cemeteries have been transcribed.  If transcribed, gives the name, date of birth and death and comments if any.

Topographic Map Cemetery Features in Cowley County, Kansas lists the larger cemeteries and their gps locations. Also, links to topigraphical maps containing the cemetery locaions.


LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Arkansas City



See Registar of Deeds above.

Local Histories

The History of Cowley County, Kansas. (1990) index and some pages transcribed available online through the Cowley, KS GenWeb site.


Cowley County GIS Maps A very detailed set of interactive and pdf maps of Cowley County including township lines, roads and water ways, towns, schools, and cemeteries.



Newspaper Files Transcribed by Mary Ann Wortman from Microfilm contains transcribed articles for various newspapers 1868-1895 and 1918-1922.



Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).