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Cloud County, Kansas Facts

Cloud County

Cloud County (originially named Shirley County; was renamed to Cloud County on March 27, 1867) was established on February 27, 1860 (organized on September 06, 1866) as one of the original 36 counties. The county was named in honor of William F. Cloud, Union general in the American Civil War who chiefly fought in Kansas and Missouri. Shirley County was named for William Shirley, governor of Massachusetts Colony from 1741 to 1756.

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

What counties are adjacent to Cloud County, KS?
Bordering Counties are Republic County, Washington County, Clay County, Ottawa County, Mitchell County, Jewell County.

What cities and towns are in Cloud County, KS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Aurora, Clyde, Concordia, Glasco, Jamestown, Miltonvale, Rice.


Cloud County, KS Vital Records

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


Cloud County, KS Census Records

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

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


Cloud County, KS Courthouse and Government Records


Cloud County Courthouse

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

  • Cloud County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted) is located at 811 Washington, Concordia, KS 66901-3415; Phone: (785) 243-8110.
  • Cloud County Clerks Office has Birth Records from 1885-1910, Marriage Records from 1867 and Death Records from 1885-1911. 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.
  • Cloud County Register of Deeds Office has Land Records from 1867. 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.
  • Cloud County Clerk of District Court has Probate Records from 1867 and Court Records from 1868. 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

Cloud County, KS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Cloud Co. KS Books, Newspapers & Publications

Cloud Co. KS Cemeteries & Church Records

Cloud Co. KS Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Cloud Co. KS General and History Websites

Cloud Co. KS Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Cloud Co. KS Military Records

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