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Clark County, Kansas Facts

Clark County

When was Clark County, KS Created?
Clark County was established on February 26, 1867 from Peketon Territory. Clark county was abolished in 1883 and merged with Ford County. On March 07, 1885 Clark County was re-established from Ford County. The county was named in honor of Charles F. Clarke, Captain in 6th Regiment Kansas Volunteer Cavalry during American Civil War. Promoted to Ass't Adjutant General in the U.S. Volunteers, he died at Memphis, Tenn., on 10 Dec 1862.

What is the County Seat of Clark County, KS?
The County Seat is located in Ashland and the county government website is http://www.clarkcountyks.com/

What counties are adjacent to Clark County, KS?
Bordering Counties are Ford County, Kiowa County, Comanche County, Harper County, Oklahoma, , Beaver County, Oklahoma, Meade County.

What cities and towns are in Clark County, KS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Ashland, Bloom, Englewood, Minneola.


Clark County, KS Vital Records

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


Clark County, KS Census Records

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

Clark 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


Clark County, KS Courthouse and Government Records


Clark County Courthouse

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

  • Clark County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted) is located at 913 S Highland St, Ashland, KS 67831; Phone Number: (620) 635-2813
  • Clark County Clerks Office has Birth Records from 1904-11, Marriage Records from 1885 and Death Records from 1904-11. 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.
  • Clark County Register of Deeds Office has Land Records from 1885. 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.
  • Clark County Clerk of District Court has Probate Records from 1885 and Court Records from 1885. 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

Clark County, KS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Clark Co. KS Books, Newspapers & Publications

Clark Co. KS Cemeteries & Church Records

Clark Co. KS Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Clark Co. KS General and History Websites

Clark Co. KS Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Clark Co. KS Military Records

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