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Crawford County, Kansas Facts

Crawford County

When was Crawford County, KS Created?
Crawford County was established on February 13, 1867 from Bourbon County and Cherokee County. The county was named in honor of Samuel J. Crawford, (1835-1913), 3rd governor of Kansas from 1865 to 1868, when he resigned to take command of the 19th Kansas Regiment.

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

What counties are adjacent to Crawford County, KS?
Bordering Counties are Bourbon County, Vernon County, Missouri, Barton County, Missouri, Jasper County, Missouri, Cherokee County, Labette County, Neosho County.

What cities and towns are in Crawford County, KS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Arcadia, Arma, Barber, Beulah, Brazilton, Capaldo, Cato, Cherokee, Coalvale, Cockerill, Croweburg, Curranville, Drywood, Edison, Farlington, Franklin, Frontenac, Girard, Green Bush, Gross, Heplar, McCune, Monmouth, Mulberry, Opolis, Pittsburg, Porterville, Radley, Ringo, Strauss, Walnut.


Crawford County, KS Vital Records

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


Crawford County, KS Census Records

What Crawford County, KS census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Crawford County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Crawford Co. Mortality Schedules is available for 1870 and 1880. Crawford Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be acquired for 1870 and 1880. Crawford 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


Crawford County, KS Courthouse and Government Records


Crawford County Courthouse

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

  • Crawford County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted) is located at 111 E Forest Ave, Girard, KS 66743; Phone: (620) 724-6212.
  • Crawford County Clerks Office has Birth Records from 1887-1912, Marriage Records from 1867 and Death Records from 1887-1911. 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.
  • Crawford 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.
  • Crawford County Clerk of District Court has Probate Records from 1870 and Court Records from 1867. 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

Crawford County, KS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Crawford Co. KS Books, Newspapers & Publications

Crawford Co. KS Cemeteries & Church Records

Crawford Co. KS Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Crawford Co. KS General and History Websites

Crawford Co. KS Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Crawford Co. KS Military Records

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