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=== Populated Places ===
 
=== Populated Places ===
 
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{{KS Populated Places Intro|Marion}}
The following are locations in Marion County, Kansas:
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The following are locations in Marion County, Kansas:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Marion County, Kansas," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marion_County,_Kansas#Communities, accessed 22 September 2017.</ref>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burns,_Kansas Burns](Previously St.
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Francis)
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durham,_Kansas Durham] (Previously Durham Park)
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence,_Kansas Florence]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goessel,_Kansas Goessel] (previously Gnadenfeld)</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillsboro,_Kansas Hillsboro] (previously Hill City)
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lehigh,_Kansas Lehigh]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincolnville,_Kansas Lincolnville]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_Springs,_Kansas Lost Springs]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marion,_Kansas Marion] (previously Marion Centre)
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peabody,_Kansas Peabody] (prevously Coneburg)
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramona,_Kansas Ramona]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tampa,_Kansas Tampa]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antelope,_Kansas Antelope]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aulne,_Kansas Aulne]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada,_Kansas Canada]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastshore,_Kansas Eastshore]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marion_County_Lake,_Kansas Marion County Lake]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilsen,_Kansas Pilsen]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blaine_Township,_Marion_County,_Kansas Blaine]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catlin_Township,_Marion_County,_Kansas Catlin]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centre_Township,_Marion_County,_Kansas Centre]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clark_Township,_Marion_County,_Kansas Clark]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clear_Creek_Township,_Marion_County,_Kansas Clear Creek]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colfax_Township,_Marion_County,_Kansas Colfax]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doyle_Township,_Marion_County,_Kansas Doyle]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durham_Park_Township,_Marion_County,_Kansas Durham Park]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Branch_Township,_Marion_County,_Kansas East Branch]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairplay_Township,_Marion_County,_Kansas Fairplay]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gale_Township,_Marion_County,_Kansas Gale]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_Township,_Marion_County,_Kansas Grant]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lehigh_Township,_Marion_County,_Kansas Lehigh]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty_Township,_Marion_County,_Kansas Liberty]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logan_Township,_Marion_County,_Kansas Logan]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_Springs_Township,_Marion_County,_Kansas Lost Springs]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Menno_Township,_Marion_County,_Kansas Menno]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milton_Township,_Marion_County,_Kansas Clark]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moore_Township,_Marion_County,_Kansas Moore]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peabody_Township,_Marion_County,_Kansas Peabody]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Risley_Township,_Marion_County,_Kansas Risley]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summit_Township,_Marion_County,_Kansas Summit]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Branch_Township,_Marion_County,_Kansas West Branch]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilson_Township,_Marion_County,_Kansas Wilson]</div>
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* Hampson atation
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* Horners (Honner) station
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* Jacobs
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oursler,_Kansas Oursler station]
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* Quarry station</div>
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* Wagner
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waldeck,_Kansas Waldeck station]
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* Watchorn - oil town
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* Creswell (or Cresswell)
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elk,_Kansas Elk]</div>
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* Fred
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* Kuhnbrook
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* Morning star
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* Strassburg
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* Youngtown</div>
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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_Mennonite#North_America Mennonite Villages]
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* Alexanderfeld
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* Ebenfeld
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* Friedenstal (Alvin)
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnadenau,_Kansas Gnadenau] (Grace Meadow)
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* Hoffnungsthal (Hope Valley)
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* Schoenthal (Fair Valley)
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* Steinbach
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[http://tools.bethelks.edu/mennonitelife/pre2000/1949oct.pdf Alexanderwohl Mennonite Villages]
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* Blumenfeld (also in [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McPherson_County,_Kansas McPherson County]
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* Blumenort (also in [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McPherson_County,_Kansas McPherson County]
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* Emmathal
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* Gnadenfeld
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* Gnadenthal
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* Gruenfield (Green Field) abandoned then later became [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goessel,_Kansas Goessel]
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* Hochfeld
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* Springfield
  
 
=== History Timeline ===
 
=== History Timeline ===

Revision as of 16:08, 22 September 2017

United States
Kansas
Marion County

Guide to Marion County, Kansas ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Facts
County seat: Marion
Organized: August 30, 1855
Parent County(s): Original county[1]
Neighboring Counties
Butler  • Chase  • Dickinson  • Harvey  • McPherson  • Morris  • Saline
See County Maps
Courthouse
KansasMarionCourthouse.jpg
Location Map
200px-Map of Kansas highlighting Marion County svg.bmp
Adoption

County Information

Description

The County was named for Francis Marion of South Carolina. The County has Marion as its seat and the County was created August 30, 1855. [2]The County is located in the central area of the state.[3]

County Courthouse

Marion County Courthouse
204 S. 4th Street
P. O. Box 219
Marion, Kansas 66861
Phone: 316.382.2185
Marion County Website

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. [4]

Marion County, Kansas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records[5]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1885 1800s 1885 1867 1865 1863 1855
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1911. General compliance by 1917.[6]

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes

  • 1855--Marion County was created in 1855 as an original county.
  • County seat: Marion[7]

Populated Places

The following are locations in Marion County, Kansas:[8]

Cities

Francis)

Unincorporated communites
Townships
Ghost towns
  • Hampson atation
  • Horners (Honner) station
  • Jacobs
  • Oursler station
  • Quarry station
  • Fred
  • Kuhnbrook
  • Morning star
  • Strassburg
  • Youngtown

Mennonite Villages

  • Alexanderfeld
  • Ebenfeld
  • Friedenstal (Alvin)
  • Gnadenau (Grace Meadow)
  • Hoffnungsthal (Hope Valley)
  • Schoenthal (Fair Valley)
  • Steinbach

Alexanderwohl Mennonite Villages

History Timeline

Resources

Bible Records

Biographies

Business, Commerce, and Occupations

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Marion County, Kansas online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Kansas Cemeteries for more information

 

Census Records

Kansas became a territory in 1854 and the first territory census taken was in 1855. It was also enumerated as Kansas Territory in the 1860 Federal Census, although there were 15 counties that were marked with "no population" in them. The state continued to take state censuses after it was admitted to the Union in 1861.[9] See links listed below.

State and Territorial Census Records

Federal Census Records

The 1870 Census was the first Federal Census taken for Kansas after it became a state in 1861.[10] For links to Federal Census indexes, see Kansas Census.

Church Records

Most church records are held by individual churches. For contact information, check a phone directory, such as SearchBug or Dex Knows. Some denominations are gathering their records into a central repository. For more information about these major repositories, see Kansas Church Records.


Court Records

Directories

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes

Genealogies

Guardianship

Land and Property Records

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

Local histories are available for Marion County, Kansas Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Kansas Local Histories.


Online County Histories

  • Portrait and Biographical Record of Dickinson, Saline, McPherson and Marion Counties. 1893. Chicago, Illinois : Chapman Bros. Online at: FamilySearch Books Online,

Hathitrust, Internet Archive, Google Books; At various libraries (WorldCat).

Maps and Gazetteers

Marion, Kansas.JPG

Migration

Military Records

  • 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.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

For more information, see Kansas Newspapers.



Obituaries

Other Records

Periodicals

Probate Records

In most counties in Kansas, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, inventories, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Kansas, Marion and click Probate records.


Online Records

School Records

Tax Records

Kansas tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. Tax lists were usually made every year, however, there may be gaps of several years. For more information, see the wiki page Kansas Taxation.


Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Kansas Office of Vital Statistics or the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred. See also Kansas Vital Records. For information about restrictions and costs for certificates, see the CDC Where to Write for Vital Records site.


Birth

Marriage

Death

Divorce

Research Facilities

Archives

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Libraries

Museums

Societies

Websites

Research Guides

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Marion, Kansas Genealogy and History”, "http://genealogytrails.com/kan/marion/ 9/08/2017."
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Marion, Kansas," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marion_County,_Kansas" 9/08/2017.
  4. 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.
  5. 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; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 236.
  6. “Kansas Research Outline”, (Salt Lake City, Utah: Family History Department, 2000), 40.
  7. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  8. Wikipedia contributors, "Marion County, Kansas," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marion_County,_Kansas#Communities, accessed 22 September 2017.
  9. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 118-119.
  10. William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses (Bountiful, UT: American Genealogical Lending Library, 1985), page 119.