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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kansas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Woodson County''' <br>
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'''Woodson 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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<br> {{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Woodson County
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| county_map = 200px-Map of Kansas highlighting Woodson County svg.bmp
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| state = Kansas
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| state_map = KS-map.png
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| latd = 39.99
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| longd = 91.19
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| founded title = [[Kansas County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Founded]]
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| founded year = 1855
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| founded date = August 30
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| seat wl= Yates Center
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| building image = Woodson county courthouse.gif
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| building image size = 100px
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| building image cap = Photo courtesy [[]]
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| building address = '''[[Woodson County, Kansas Courthouse|Woodson County Courthouse]]'''<br>105 W. Rutledge Street<br>Yates Center, Kansas 66783-1237<br>Phone: 316.625.8605
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.woodsoncounty.net/ Woodson County Courthouse]<br>105 W. Rutledge<br>Yates Center, KS 66783<br>Phone: 316.625.3162<br><br>County Clerk has birth records 1885-1911, marriage records from 1860,<br> divorce and probate records from 1863, court records from 1934 <br>and land records from 1861. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Woodson County, Kansas page 257, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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'''1855--'''Woodson County was created 30 August 1855 as an original county. '''County seat:''' Yates Center <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
'''1855--'''Woodson County was created 30 August 1855 as an original county. '''County seat:''' Yates Center <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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[http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/219876 History of Woodson County], by Mrs. S. E. Chase, 1877<br>
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History of the State of Kansas, by William G. Cutler, 1883. [http://www.kancoll.org/books/cutler/woodson/woodson-co-p1.html Woodson County section.]<br>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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'''Incorporated'''
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*Yates Center
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*Toronto
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*Neosho Falls
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'''Unincorporated'''
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*Piqua
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*Vernon
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*Rose
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*Batesville
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*Athens<br>
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'''Ghost Towns'''<br>
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*Defiance<br>
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*Kalida<br>
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=18&CScnty=987 Find A Grave Cemeteries in Woodson County]<br>
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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[http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/90569 Drought Reports, Kansas Territory, 1860]<br>Includes a report from E. Condit of Woodson County<br>
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[http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/90803 Lands in the New York Indian Reserve, Kansas Territory, 1860]<br>No names but good historical background. <br>
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[http://www.kancoll.org/books/andersonm/mga_part2.htm The Story of a Kansas Pioneer,] by Melissa Genett Anderson<br>Life story of a woman who moved to Neosho Falls, Woodson County, in 1860. Filled with details of what life was like.<br>
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[http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/219878 The Illinois Picnic Association] of Woodson County was formed "for the benefit of the Ill. settlers." Includes names. 1881.<br>
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[http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/219880 American Legion Auxiliary, Woodson County, 1921] <br>
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/209413 Standard Atlas of Woodson County, Kansas, 1904]<br>Maps of townships, plats of towns, and owners' names.<br>
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/ks/woodson/military/1883.txt Woodson County, KS 1883 List of Pensioners on the Roll]<br>
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During the Civil War in 1861 men from [[Wilson County, Kansas|Wilson]], Woodson and [[Greenwood County, Kansas|Greenwood]] counties organized the [[14th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry|14th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry]].
  
 
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==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
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[http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/archives/woodson.htm GenWeb Transcribed Births and Deaths]<br>
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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[http://www.kansasmemory.org/category/3157 Kansas Historical Society]<br>Online primary sources for Woodson County. Free; no registration required.<br>
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/woodson/ GenWeb for Woodson County]<br>
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*[http://www.woodsoncounty.net/ Woodson County Home Page]<br>
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*[http://www.skyways.org/counties/WO/ State Library of Kansas Info and Links for Woodson County]<br>
 
*{{FHL|Kansas%2C+Woodson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Kansas%2C+Woodson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KS/Woodson/ Woodson County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/KS/Woodson/ Woodson County, Kansas Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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Woodson 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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Woodson County, Kansas
Map
Map of Kansas highlighting Woodson County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kansas
Location of Kansas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded August 30, 1855
County Seat Yates Center
Courthouse
Photo courtesy [[]]
Address Woodson County Courthouse
105 W. Rutledge Street
Yates Center, Kansas 66783-1237
Phone: 316.625.8605



County Courthouse

Woodson County Courthouse
105 W. Rutledge
Yates Center, KS 66783
Phone: 316.625.3162

County Clerk has birth records 1885-1911, marriage records from 1860,
divorce and probate records from 1863, court records from 1934
and land records from 1861. [1]

History

Parent County

1855--Woodson County was created 30 August 1855 as an original county. County seat: Yates Center [2]

History of Woodson County, by Mrs. S. E. Chase, 1877

History of the State of Kansas, by William G. Cutler, 1883. Woodson County section.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Incorporated

  • Yates Center
  • Toronto
  • Neosho Falls

Unincorporated

  • Piqua
  • Vernon
  • Rose
  • Batesville
  • Athens

Ghost Towns

  • Defiance
  • Kalida

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Find A Grave Cemeteries in Woodson County

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Drought Reports, Kansas Territory, 1860
Includes a report from E. Condit of Woodson County

Lands in the New York Indian Reserve, Kansas Territory, 1860
No names but good historical background.

The Story of a Kansas Pioneer, by Melissa Genett Anderson
Life story of a woman who moved to Neosho Falls, Woodson County, in 1860. Filled with details of what life was like.

The Illinois Picnic Association of Woodson County was formed "for the benefit of the Ill. settlers." Includes names. 1881.

American Legion Auxiliary, Woodson County, 1921

Maps

Standard Atlas of Woodson County, Kansas, 1904
Maps of townships, plats of towns, and owners' names.

Military

Woodson County, KS 1883 List of Pensioners on the Roll

During the Civil War in 1861 men from Wilson, Woodson and Greenwood counties organized the 14th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry.

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

GenWeb Transcribed Births and Deaths

Societies and Libraries

Kansas Historical Society
Online primary sources for Woodson County. Free; no registration required.

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

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