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Wichita 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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Wichita County, Kansas
Map
Map of Kansas highlighting Wichita County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kansas
Location of Kansas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 6, 1873
County Seat Leoti
Courthouse
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Address Wichita County Courthouse
206 S. 4th Street
Leoti, Kansas 67861-0279
Phone: 316.375.2731



County Courthouse

Wichita County Courthouse
206 S 4th Street
PO Drawer 968
Leoti, KS 67861-0279
Phone: 316.375.4454

Probate Judge has marriage and probate records from 1887 and court records.
City Clerk has death and burial records from 1887.
Clerk District Court has divorce records from 1887.
Register of Deeds has land records from 1885. [1]

History

Parent County

1873--Wichita County was created 6 March 1873 from Indian Lands. County seat: Leoti [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

  • Sherman County was organized after the Civil War.

Newspapers

Obituaries

Midwest Historical and Genealogical Society has a number of scrapbooks in their library that contain obituaries cut from The Wichita Eagle and Beacon.  Site gives an alphabetical listing of names appearing in those scrapbooks for the years 1955-2008.

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), Witchita County, Kansas page 257, 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).