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Doniphan County, Kansas Facts

Doniphan County

When was Doniphan County, KS Created?
Doniphan County was established on August 30, 1855 (Organized on September 18, 1855) as one of the original 36 counties. The county was named in honor of Col. Alexander William Doniphan (1808-1887), of Missouri, who commanded a regiment of cavalry during the Mexican War and pro-slavery sympathizer in "Bleeding Kansas".

What is the County Seat of Doniphan County, KS?
The County Seat is located in Troy and the county government website is http://www.dpcountyks.com/

What counties are adjacent to Doniphan County, KS?
Bordering Counties are Holt County, Missouri (north), Andrew County, Missouri (northeast), Buchanan County, Missouri, Atchison County (southwest), Brown County (west), Richardson County, Nebraska (northwest).

What cities and towns are in Doniphan County, KS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Bendena, Denton, Elwood, Highland, Severance, Troy, Wathena, White Cloud.


Doniphan County, KS Vital Records

Where can find Doniphan County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Doniphan 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 Doniphan 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.


Doniphan County, KS Census Records

What Doniphan County, KS census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Doniphan 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.

Doniphan Co. Mortality Schedules is available for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Doniphan Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be acquired for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Doniphan 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


Doniphan County, KS Courthouse and Government Records


Doniphan County Courthouse

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

  • Doniphan County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted) is located at 120 W Chestnut St, Troy, KS 66087; Phone Number: (785) 985-3513
  • Doniphan County Clerks Office has Birth Records from 1896-1911, Marriage Records from 1855 and Death Records from 1896-1911. 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.
  • Doniphan County Register of Deeds Office has Land Records from 1856. 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.
  • Doniphan County Clerk of District Court has Probate Records from 1851 and Court Records from 1858. 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

Doniphan County, KS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Doniphan County, KS?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Doniphan 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.

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