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Graham County, Kansas Facts

Graham County

When was Graham County, KS Created?
Graham County was established on February 26, 1867 (Organized in 1880) from Unorganized Territory. The county was named in honor of Capt. John L. Graham, of Co. D, Eighth Kansas Infantry, who was killed in action at the Battle of Chickamauga on 19 Sept. 1863..

What is the County Seat of Graham County, KS?
The County Seat is located in Hill City and the county government website is http://www.grahamcountyks.com/

What counties are adjacent to Graham County, KS?
Bordering Counties are Norton County (north), Phillips County (northeast), Rooks County (east), Trego County (south), Gove County (southwest), Sheridan County (west).

What cities and towns are in Graham County, KS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Bogue, Hill City, Morland, Penokee.


Graham County, KS Vital Records

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


Graham County, KS Census Records

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

Graham Co. Mortality Schedules is available for 1880. Graham Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be acquired for 1880. Graham 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


Graham County, KS Courthouse and Government Records


Graham County Courthouse

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

  • Graham County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted) is located at 410 N. Pomeroy Street, Hill City, KS 67642-1649; Phone: (785) 421-3453.
  • Graham County Clerks Office has Birth Records from 1892-1904; 1910-11, Marriage Records from 1880 and Death Records from 1892-1904; 1910-11 (Incomplete. Records extant for 1892—1904 and 1910—11 only.). 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.
  • Graham County Register of Deeds Office has Land Records from 1880. 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.
  • Graham County Clerk of District Court has Probate Records from 1880 and Court Records from 1880. 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

Graham County, KS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Graham Co. KS Books, Newspapers & Publications

Graham Co. KS Cemeteries & Church Records

Graham Co. KS Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Graham Co. KS General and History Websites

Graham Co. KS Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Graham Co. KS Military Records

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