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United States Gotoarrow.png Kansas Gotoarrow.png Morton County

Morton 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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Morton County, Kansas
Map
Map of Kansas highlighting Morton County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kansas
Location of Kansas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 18, 1886
County Seat Elkhart
Courthouse
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Address Morton County Courthouse
1025 Morton Street
Elkhart, Kansas 67950-1116
Phone: 316.697.2157



County Courthouse

Morton County Courthouse
1025 Morton Street; PO Box 1116
Elkhart, KS 67950-1116
Phone: 316.697.2157

Created as Kansas County 1873. Reorganized as Morton County 18 Feb 1886.
County Clerk has marriage records from 1887,
divorce and court records from 1900 and land records from 1887. [1]

History

Parent County

  • 1886--Morton County was created 18 February 1886 from Kansas (Old) County. County seat:Elkhart[2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

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

Maps

Military

  • Morton County was not organized until after the Civil War.

Newspapers

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), Morton County, Kansas page 254, 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).