Bourbon County, Kansas
Genealogy, History & Facts
Bourbon County, Kansas Facts
When was Bourbon County, KS Created?
Bourbon County was established on August 25, 1855 (organized on September 12, 1855) from one of the original 36 counties. The county was named for Bourbon County, Kentucky, the birthplace of Col. Samuel A. Williams, a member of the Kansas House of Representatives from Fort Scott in 1855, who requested that the county be so named.
What cities and towns are in Bourbon County, KS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Arcadia, Barnesville, Bronson, Devon, Fort Scott, Fulton, Garland, Harding, Hiattville, Mapleton, Pawnee Station, Redfield, Uniontown, Xenia.
Bourbon County, KS Vital Records
Where can find Bourbon County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Bourbon 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 Bourbon 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.
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- Social Security Death Index
- USGenweb Archives Kansas Marriage Project
- Kansas, Births and Christenings, 1818-1936
- Kansas, Births and Christenings Index, 1885-1911
- Kansas, Marriages, 1840-1935
- Kansas Marriage Index, 1854-73
- Kansas, County Marriages, 1855-1911
- Kansas, Security Benefit Association, Death Index, 1902-1930
- Kansas, Deaths and Burials, Index, 1885-1930
- Kansas, Fraternal Order Death Index, 1873-1969
- Kansas, Deaths and Burials, 1885-1930
Bourbon County, KS Census Records
What Bourbon County, KS census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Bourbon 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.
Bourbon Co. Mortality Schedules is available for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bourbon Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be acquired for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bourbon 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
Bourbon County, KS Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Bourbon County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Bourbon County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Kansas Corthouse Records Research Guide.
- Bourbon County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted) is located at 210 S. National, Fort Scott, KS 66701; Phone: (620)223-3800.
- Bourbon County Clerks Office has Birth Records from 18?, Marriage Records from 1855 and Death Records from 18?. 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.
- Bourbon 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.
- Bourbon County Clerk of District Court has Probate Records from 1855 and Court Records from 1857. 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
Bourbon County, KS Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Bourbon County, KS?
A list of Bourbon County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Kansas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Old Fort Genealogical Society, PO Box 786 , 502 South National Ave., Ft. Scott KS 66701; PH (620) 223-3300
- Search for Bourbon Co. records at the Kansas State Archives (kshs.org)
- Kansas State Historical Society, 6425 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka KS 66615-1099
- Kansas Genealogical Society, PO Box 103, 700 Avenue G and Vine Street, Dodge City, KS 67801
Where can I connect with other Bourbon County, KS Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Kansas State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Kansas Genealogy Network Community (plus.google.com)
- Bourbon County, Kansas Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Bourbon County, Kansas Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Bourbon County, KS?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Bourbon 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.