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Greenwood County, Kansas Facts

Greenwood County

When was Greenwood County, KS Created?
Greenwood County was established on August 25, 1855 (organized on 1862) as one of the original 36 counties. The county was named in honor of Alfred B. Greenwood (1811-1889), , U.S. Representative from Arkansas and Kansas statehood advocate.

What is the County Seat of Greenwood County, KS?
The County Seat is located in Eureka and the county government website is http://www.greenwoodcounty.org

What counties are adjacent to Greenwood County, KS?
Bordering Counties are Lyon County, Coffey County, Woodson County, Wilson County, Elk County, Butler County, Chase County.

What cities and towns are in Greenwood County, KS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Eureka, Madison, Severy, Hamilton, Fall River, Virgil, Climax.


Greenwood County, KS Vital Records

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


Greenwood County, KS Census Records

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

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


Greenwood County, KS Courthouse and Government Records


Greenwood County Courthouse

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

  • Greenwood County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted) is located at 311 N. Main, Eureka, KS 67045-1321; Phone: (620) 583-8121.
  • Greenwood County Clerks Office has Birth Records from 1885-1911, Marriage Records from 1859 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.
  • Greenwood County Register of Deeds Office has Land Records from 1857. Phone 620-583-8162 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.
  • Greenwood County Clerk of District Court has Probate Records from 1865 and Court Records from 1880. 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

Greenwood County, KS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Greenwood Co. KS Books, Newspapers & Publications

Greenwood Co. KS Cemeteries & Church Records

Greenwood Co. KS Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Greenwood Co. KS General and History Websites

Greenwood Co. KS Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Greenwood Co. KS Military Records

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