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Gove County, Kansas Facts

Gove County

When was Gove County, KS Created?
Gove County was established on March 11, 1868 (organized in 1886) from Unorganized Territory. The county was named in honor of Grenville L. Gove, Captain in the 11th Regiment Kansas Volunteer Cavalry during the Civil Warwho died 7 Nov 1864.

What is the County Seat of Gove County, KS?
The County Seat is located in Gove City and the county government website is unknown

What counties are adjacent to Gove County, KS?
Bordering Counties are Sheridan County, Graham County, Trego County, Ness County, Lane County, Scott County, Logan County, Thomas County.

What cities and towns are in Gove County, KS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Gove, Grainfield, Grinnell, Park, Quinter.


Gove County, KS Vital Records

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


Gove County, KS Census Records

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

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


Gove County, KS Courthouse and Government Records


Gove County Courthouse

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

  • Gove County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted) is located at 520 Washington, Gove, KS 67736-0128; Phone: (785) 938-2300.
  • Gove County Clerks Office has Birth Records from 1892-1911, Marriage Records from 1886 and Death Records from 1892-1911. 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.
  • Gove County Register of Deeds Office has Land Records from 1886. 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.
  • Gove County Clerk of District Court has Probate Records from 1886 and Court Records from 1887. 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

Gove County, KS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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