Pawnee County, Kansas Genealogy

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Pawnee 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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Pawnee County, Kansas
Map of Kansas highlighting Pawnee County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kansas
Location of Kansas in the U.S.
Founded February 26, 1867
County Seat Larned
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Address Pawnee County Courthouse
715 Broadway Street
Larned, Kansas 67550-3098
Phone: 316.285.3751

County Courthouse

Pawnee County Courthouse
715 Broadway
Larned, KS 67550

Clerk District Court has marriage records from 1873,
divorce, probate, court and naturalization records
Register of Deeds has land records.
City Clerk has birth and death records and death records 1897-1911
and burial records from 1886, census taken in 1886. [1] County Clerk

Vital Records/Records of Pawnee County


Parent County

1867--Pawnee County was created 26 February 1867 from Marion County. County seat: Larned [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

  • Ash Valley
  • Burdett
  • Frizell
  • Garfield
  • Hamburg
  • Larned
  • Ray
  • Rozel
  • Sanford
  • Vaughn
  • Zook

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories


  • Map from Cutler's History of the State of Kansas
  • Map from Kansas State Board of Agriculture First Biennial Report, 1878
  • Plat Book of Pawnee County, Kansas, 1902
  • Atlas and Plat Book of Pawnee County, Kansas, 1916





Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

  • Kansas Historical Society
    Online documents, images, publications, etc. for Pawnee County
  • Jordaan Memorial Library, Larned: Library holdings can be searched in Pathfinder Central. The library may have cataloged unique items related to genealogy and local history, in addition to published works for this area.

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Pawnee 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).