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Grant County, Kansas Facts

Grant County

When was Grant County, KS Created?
Grant County was established on March 20, 1873 from Unorganized Territory. Grant County was abolished in 1883 and reorganized in 1888 from Hamilton County and Finney County. The county was named in honor of Ulysses Simpson Grant (1822-1885), the most capable of the Union generals during the Civil War, and later the 18th president of the United States..

What is the County Seat of Grant County, KS?
The County Seat is located in Ulysses and the county government website is http://www.grantcoks.org

What counties are adjacent to Grant County, KS?
Bordering Counties are Kearny County, Finney County, Haskell County, Stevens County, Stanton County, Hamilton County.

What cities and towns are in Grant County, KS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Ulysses.


Grant County, KS Vital Records

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


Grant County, KS Census Records

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

Grant 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


Grant County, KS Courthouse and Government Records


Grant County Courthouse

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

  • Grant County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted) is located at 108 S. Glenn, Ulysses, KS 67880-2551; Phone: (620)356-1335.
  • Grant County Clerks Office has Birth Records from 1890-1926, Marriage Records from 1888-98 and Death Records from 1892-1926. 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.
  • Grant County Register of Deeds Office has Land Records from 1888. 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.
  • Grant County Clerk of District Court has Probate Records from 1888 and Court Records from 1888. 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

Grant County, KS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Grant Co. KS Books, Newspapers & Publications

Grant Co. KS Cemeteries & Church Records

Grant Co. KS Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Grant Co. KS General and History Websites

Grant Co. KS Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Grant Co. KS Military Records

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