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Revision as of 07:14, 7 January 2011

Template:Kansas-stubUnited States  > Kansas > Shawnee County

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1855--Shawnee County was created 30 August 1855 as an original county. County seat: Topeka [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

The Topeka State Hospital, a publicly funded institution for the care and treatment of the mentally ill in Topeka, Kansas, was in operation from 1872 to 1997. For some, the grounds of the hospital became their final resting place. There is a searchable index to the 1157 individuals buried in the hospital cemetery. With only a few exceptions, individuals were buried without a headstone.
Because most individuals were buried in unmarked graves, hospital officials used a grid pattern and designated gravesites by their distance from stone markers placed at the end of each row. The 'Location' is the distance in feet and inches from the eastern marker west to the gravesite.

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Topeka

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library Newspaper Index. Click on "newspaper index". The keyword index contains articles, obituaries and events in the Topeka Capital Journal from 1989-1999.

Obituaries

Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library Obituaries Index. Click on "obituary index".  The Index  covers 1906-1935 and 1971 to the present.

Also, a considerable number of obituaries from 1936-1971 have been indexed.

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Shawnee County Historical Society website: http://skyways.lib.ks.us/orgs/schs/

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).