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Ellsworth County, Kansas Facts

Ellsworth County

When was Ellsworth County, KS Created?
Ellsworth County was established on February 26, 1867 from Unorganized Territory. The county was named for Fort Ellsworth, a military post in the county near Kanopolis, itself named in honor of 2nd Lt. Allen Ellsworth of the Seventh Iowa Cavalry, who supervised construction of the fort in 1864.

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

What counties are adjacent to Ellsworth County, KS?
Bordering Counties are Lincoln County, Saline County, McPherson County, Rice County, Barton County, Russell County.

What cities and towns are in Ellsworth County, KS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Ellsworth, Holyrood, Kanopolis, Lorraine, Wilson.


Ellsworth County, KS Vital Records

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


Ellsworth County, KS Census Records

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

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


Ellsworth County, KS Courthouse and Government Records


Ellsworth County Courthouse

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

  • Ellsworth County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted) is located at 210 N Kansas Avenue, Ellsworth, KS 67439-3109; Phone: (785) 472-4161.
  • Ellsworth County Clerks Office has Birth Records from 1884-95; 1907-11, Marriage Records from 1867 and Death Records from 1886-93; 1907-11. 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.
  • Ellsworth 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.
  • Ellsworth County Clerk of District Court has Probate Records from 1867 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

Ellsworth County, KS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

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Ellsworth Co. KS Military Records

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