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Atchison County, Kansas Facts

Atchison County

When was Atchison County, KS Created?
Atchison County was established on August 25, 1855 (Organized on September 17, 1855) as one of the original 36 counties. The county was named David Rice Atchison, U.S. Senator from Missouri and Border Ruffian during "Bleeding Kansas".

What is the County Seat of Atchison County, KS?
The County Seat is located in Atchison and the county government website is http://www.atchisoncountyks.org/

What counties are adjacent to Atchison County, KS?
Bordering Counties are Buchanan County, Missouri, Doniphan County, Leavenworth County, Platte County, Missouri, Jefferson County, Jackson County, Brown County.

What cities and towns are in Atchison County, KS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Atchison, Cummings, Effingham, Huron, Lancaster, Muscotah, Potter.


Atchison County, KS Vital Records

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


Atchison County, KS Census Records

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

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


Atchison County, KS Courthouse and Government Records


Atchison County Courthouse

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

  • Atchison County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted) is located at 423 North 5th Street, Atchison, KS 66002-1800; Phone: (913) 367-1653.
  • Atchison County Clerks Office has Birth Records from 1891-1906, Marriage Records from 1855 and Death Records from 1891-1911. 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.
  • Atchison County Register of Deeds Office has Land Records from 1855. 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.
  • Atchison County Clerk of District Court has Probate Records from 1855 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

Atchison County, KS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Atchison County, KS?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Atchison 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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Atchison Co. KS Cemeteries & Church Records

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Atchison Co. KS Military Records

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