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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Lyon County''' <br>
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'''Lyon 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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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Lyon County
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| county_map = 200px-Map of Kansas highlighting Lyon County svg.bmp
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| state = Kansas
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| state_map = KS-map.png
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| latd = 39.99
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| longd = 91.19
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| founded title = [[Kansas County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Founded]]
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| founded year = 1857
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| founded date = February 17
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| seat wl = Emporia
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| building image = Lyon county courthouse.gif
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| building image size = 100px
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| building image cap = Photo courtesy [[]]
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| building address = '''[[Lyon County, Kansas Courthouse|Lyon County Courthouse]]'''<br>402 Commercial Street<br>Emporia, Kansas 67748<br>Phone: 785.672.3654
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://lyoncounty.org/index/ Lyon County Courthouse]<br>402 Commercial<br>Emporia, KS 66801-4000<br>Phone: 316.342.4950<br><br>Formerly Breckenridge Co. Name changed to Lyon 5 Feb 1862.<br>Clerk District Court has marriage records from 1861, <br>divorce records from 1860, probate records from 1859 <br>and court records from 1858.<br>Register of Deeds has land records from 1856. <br>City Clerk has birth and death records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lyon County, Kansas page 253, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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'''1857--'''Lyon County was created 17 February 1857 as an original county. '''County seat:''' Emporia <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Chase County, Kansas|Chase]]
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*[[Coffey County, Kansas|Coffey]]
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*[[Greenwood County, Kansas|Greenwood]]
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*[[Morris County, Kansas|Morris]]
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*[[Morris County, Kansas|Osage]]
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*[[Wabaunsee County, Kansas|Wabaunsee]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
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==== Military  ====
 
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During the Civil War men from Lyon County enlisted in the Emporia Guards, the Emporia Artillery and the Emporia Cavalry, [[2nd Regiment, Kansas Infantry|2nd Regiment Kansas]] Volunteer Infantry, Company H; [[8th Regiment, Kansas Infantry|8th Regiment Kansas Infantry]], Company H which was tranferred to the [[19th Regiment, Kansas Militia Infantry|9th Regiment Kansas Infantry]], Company B; and the [[11th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry|11th Regiment Kansas Cavalry]], Company C.
  
 
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Emporia Gazette
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==== Obituaries  ====
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&nbsp;[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ksfhgslc/obithome.html Emporia Gazette Death Notices Index 1892-1989]&nbsp;- Site gives information on the Index and how to obtain a copy of the obituary.
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ksfhgslc/obit1990s.html Emporia Gazette Death Notices Index 1990-1999]&nbsp; - Site gives information on the Index and how to obtain a copy of the obituary.
  
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Emporia Kansas Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=203940&subject_disp=Kansas%2C+Lyon&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Kansas%2C+Lyon|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KS/Lyon/ Lyon County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
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{{Kansas|Kansas}}
  
 
[[Category:Lyon_County,_Kansas]]
 
[[Category:Lyon_County,_Kansas]]

Revision as of 17:54, 1 February 2013

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Lyon 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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Lyon County, Kansas
Map
Map of Kansas highlighting Lyon County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kansas
Location of Kansas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 17, 1857
County Seat Emporia
Courthouse
Photo courtesy [[]]
Address Lyon County Courthouse
402 Commercial Street
Emporia, Kansas 67748
Phone: 785.672.3654



County Courthouse

Lyon County Courthouse
402 Commercial
Emporia, KS 66801-4000
Phone: 316.342.4950

Formerly Breckenridge Co. Name changed to Lyon 5 Feb 1862.
Clerk District Court has marriage records from 1861,
divorce records from 1860, probate records from 1859
and court records from 1858.
Register of Deeds has land records from 1856.
City Clerk has birth and death records. [1]

History

Parent County

1857--Lyon County was created 17 February 1857 as an original county. County seat: Emporia [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

During the Civil War men from Lyon County enlisted in the Emporia Guards, the Emporia Artillery and the Emporia Cavalry, 2nd Regiment Kansas Volunteer Infantry, Company H; 8th Regiment Kansas Infantry, Company H which was tranferred to the 9th Regiment Kansas Infantry, Company B; and the 11th Regiment Kansas Cavalry, Company C.

Newspapers

Emporia Gazette

Obituaries

 Emporia Gazette Death Notices Index 1892-1989 - Site gives information on the Index and how to obtain a copy of the obituary.

Emporia Gazette Death Notices Index 1990-1999  - Site gives information on the Index and how to obtain a copy of the obituary.

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lyon County, Kansas page 253, 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).