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| founded year = 1867
| founded year = 1867
| founded date = February 26
| founded date = February 26
| seat wl= Goodland
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Smith 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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Online Records

Smith County, Kansas
Map of Kansas highlighting Smith 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 Smith Center
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Address Smith County Courthouse
218 S. Grant Street
Smith Center, Kansas 66967-2798
Phone: 785.282.5110

County Courthouse

Smith County Courthouse
218 S Grant Street
Smith Center, KS 66967
Phone: 785.282.6533

Probate Judge has marriage and probate records from 1875.
Clerk District Court has divorce and court records from 1875.
County Clerk has land records from 1872. [1]


Parent County

1867--Smith County was created 26 February 1867 from unorganized territory.County seat: Smith Center [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

  • Lebanon
  • Smith Center

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories


Plat Book, Smith County, Kansas, 1900, Northwest Publishing Co.[3]  This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has a patrons' directory and plats of towns as of the year of publication.


Smith County was organized after the Civil War.




Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Smith Center Public Library: 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), Smith County, Kansas page 256, 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).
  3. Kansas Memory, Kansas Historical Society