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When was Cowley County, KS Created?
Cowley County was established on February 26, 1867 (organized on February 28, 1870) from Butler County. The county was named in honor of 1st Lt. Matthew Cowley of Co. I, Ninth Kansas Cavalry, who died on active duty in Little Rock, Arkansas, on 7 Oct 1864.
What counties are adjacent to Cowley County, KS?
Bordering Counties are Butler County (north), Elk County (northeast), Chautauqua County (east), Osage County, Oklahoma (south), Kay County, Oklahoma (southwest), Sumner County (west), Sedgwick County (northwest).
What cities and towns are in Cowley County, KS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Arkansas City, Atlanta, Burden, Cambridge, Dexter, Maple City, New Salem, Rock, Silverdale, Udall, Winfield.
Where can find Cowley County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Cowley 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 Cowley 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.
What Cowley County, KS census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Cowley County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Cowley Co. Mortality Schedules is available for 1870 and 1880. Cowley Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be acquired for 1870 and 1880. Cowley 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
What genealogical records can I find in the Cowley County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Cowley County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Kansas Corthouse Records Research Guide.
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Cowley County, KS?
A list of Cowley County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Kansas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
Where can I connect with other Cowley County, KS Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Cowley County, KS?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Cowley 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.