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Stanton County, Kansas Facts

Stanton County

When was Stanton County, KS Created?
Stanton County was established on March 20, 1873 (Abolished in 1883 and Re Established in 1887) from Unorganized Territory. The county was named in honor of Edwin McMasters Stanton (1814-1869), Secretary of War from 1862 to 1868.

What is the County Seat of Stanton County, KS?
The County Seat is located in Johnson City and the county government website is http://www.stantoncountyks.com/

What counties are adjacent to Stanton County, KS?
Bordering Counties are Hamilton County, Kearny County, Grant County, Stevens County, Morton County, Baca County, Colorado, Prowers County, Colorado.

What cities and towns are in Stanton County, KS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Johnson City and Manter.


Stanton County, KS Vital Records

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


Stanton County, KS Census Records

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

Stanton 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


Stanton County, KS Courthouse and Government Records


Stanton County Courthouse

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

  • Stanton County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted) is located at 201 North Main, Johnson, KS 67855; Phone: (620) 492-2140.
  • Stanton County Clerks Office has Birth Records from 1887-1910, Marriage Records from 1887 and Death Records from 1887-1910. 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.
  • Stanton County Register of Deeds Office has Land Records from 1887. 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.
  • Stanton County Clerk of District Court has Probate Records from 1887 and Court Records from 1887. 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

Stanton County, KS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Stanton Co. KS Books, Newspapers & Publications

Stanton Co. KS Cemeteries & Church Records

Stanton Co. KS Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Stanton Co. KS General and History Websites

Stanton Co. KS Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Stanton Co. KS Military Records

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