Lyon County, Kansas Genealogy
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
Lyon county; 402 Commercial; Emporia, KS 66801-4000; h. 316.342.4950 Details: (Formerly Breckenridge Co. Name changed to Lyon 5 Feb 1862) (Clk Dis Ct has m rec from 1861, div rec from 1860, pro rec from 1859 & ct rec from 1858; Reg of Deeds has land rec from 1856; City Clk has b & d rec)
1857--Lyon County was created 17 February 1857 as an original county. County seat: Emporia 
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.
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.
Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Lyon County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).