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Chase County, Kansas Facts

Chase County

When was Chase County, KS Created?
Chase County was established on February 11, 1859 (Organized on March 15, 1859) from Butler County and Wise County (Old). The county was named in honor of Salmon Portland Chase (1808-1873), in turn governor of Ohio, United States senator, Secretary of the Treasury, and chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

What is the County Seat of Chase County, KS?
The County Seat is located in Cottonwood Falls and the county government website is http://www.chasecountyks.org/

What counties are adjacent to Chase County, KS?
Bordering Counties are Morris County (north), Lyon County (east), Greenwood County (southeast), Butler County (southwest), Marion County (west).

What cities and towns are in Chase County, KS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Cassoday, Cedar Point, Clements, Cottonwood Falls, Elmdale, Matfield Green, Strong City.


Chase County, KS Vital Records

Where can find Chase County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Chase County vital records can be found at the Kansas Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records from July 1, 1911; marriage records from May 1913 and divorce records from July 1951. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Kansas for current fees and application process. Birth, marriage, and death records are connected with central life events.

You can search online for Chase County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Kansas Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.


Chase County, KS Census Records

What Chase County, KS census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Chase County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Chase Co. Mortality Schedules is available for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Chase Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be acquired for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Chase Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be acquired for 1890.

Another census resource is the Kansas State Census Collection from 1855-1925. You'll find free down-loadable not to mention printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Kansas Census Records Research Guide


Chase County, KS Courthouse and Government Records


Chase County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Chase County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Chase County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Kansas Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Chase County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted) is located at 300 Pearl St, Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845; Phone Number: (620) 273-6423.
  • Chase County Clerks Office has Birth Records from 1885-1911, Marriage Records from 1860 and Death Records from 1885-1911. The Register of Deeds shall have custody of and safely keep and preserve all the books, records, deeds, maps, papers and microphotographs deposited or kept in the office of the Register of Deeds. The Register of Deeds shall also record or cause to be recorded all deeds, mortgages, maps, instruments and writings authorized by law to be recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds and shall perform all other duties as are required by law.
  • Chase County Register of Deeds Office has Land Records from 1859. Phone: 620-273-6398 The Register of Deeds shall have custody of and safely keep and preserve all the books, records, deeds, maps, papers and microphotographs deposited or kept in the office of the Register of Deeds. The Register of Deeds shall also record or cause to be recorded all deeds, mortgages, maps, instruments and writings authorized by law to be recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds and shall perform all other duties as are required by law.
  • Chase County Clerk of District Court has Probate Records from 1859 and Court Records from 1866. The Clerk of Court is part of the Judicial Branch of local government and as such is required to maintain a record of all documents filed with the courts, keep a record of all court proceedings, and collect various fines and forfeitures ordered by the court and specified by statute.
  • BLM Land Records

Chase County, KS Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Chase County, KS?
A list of Chase County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Kansas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Chase County, KS Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Chase County, KS?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Chase County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some call for a fee. This is simply a directory which has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another.

Chase Co. KS Books, Newspapers & Publications

Chase Co. KS Cemeteries & Church Records

Chase Co. KS Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Chase Co. KS General and History Websites

Chase Co. KS Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Chase Co. KS Military Records

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