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United States Gotoarrow.png Kansas Gotoarrow.png Marion County

Marion 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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Marion County, Kansas
Map of Kansas highlighting Marion 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 Marion
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Address Marion County Courthouse
204 S. 4th Street
P. O. Box 219
Marion, Kansas 66861
Phone: 316.382.2185

County Courthouse

Marion County Courthouse
204 S 4th St; PO Box 219;
Marion, KS 66861
Phone: 316.382.2185

County Clerk has birth and death records 1885-1911.
Clerk District Court has marriage records from 1800’s,
divorce, probate and court records.
Register of Deeds has school records 1873-1964 and land records. [1]


Parent County

1855--Marion County was created in 1855 as an original county. County seat: Marion [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



  • During the Civil War Marion County was designated as a minicipal township attached to Chase County for judicial purposes.  The population was only about 80 in 1861.  See Chase County for information about Civil War Records.




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), Marion 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).