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Hamilton County, Kansas Facts

Hamilton County

When was Hamilton County, KS Created?
Hamilton County was established on March 20, 1873 (organized in 1886) from Unorganized Territory. The county was named in honor of Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804), Revolutionary War veteran, author of The Federalist, and the first Secretary of the Treasury.

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

What counties are adjacent to Hamilton County, KS?
Bordering Counties are Greeley County, Wichita County, Kearny County, Grant County, Stanton County, Prowers County, Colorado.

What cities and towns are in Hamilton County, KS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Syracuse and Coolidge


Hamilton County, KS Vital Records

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


Hamilton County, KS Census Records

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

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


Hamilton County, KS Courthouse and Government Records


Hamilton County Courthouse

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

  • Hamilton County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted) is located at 219 N Main, PO Box 1167, Syracuse, KS 67878-1167; Phone: (620)384-5629.
  • Hamilton County Clerks Office has Birth Records from 1896-1911, Marriage Records from 1886 and Death Records from 1896-1911. 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.
  • Hamilton County Register of Deeds Office has Land Records from 1884. 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.
  • Hamilton County Clerk of District Court has Probate Records from 1886 and Court Records from 1885. 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

Hamilton County, KS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Hamilton Co. KS Books, Newspapers & Publications

Hamilton Co. KS Cemeteries & Church Records

Hamilton Co. KS Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Hamilton Co. KS General and History Websites

Hamilton Co. KS Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Hamilton Co. KS Military Records

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