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Jackson County, Kansas Facts

Jackson County

When was Calhoun County, KS Created?
Calhoun County was established on August 25, 1855 (organized on September 24, 1855) as one of the original 36 counties. County was renamed to Jackson County on February 11, 1859. The county was named in honor of Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), soldier (victor at the Battle of New Orleans in 1815) and seventh president of the United States..

What is the County Seat of Jackson County, KS?
The County Seat is located in Holton and the county government website is http://ks-jackson.manatron.com

What counties are adjacent to Jackson County, KS?
Bordering Counties are Brown County, Atchison County, Jefferson County, Shawnee County, Pottawatomie County, Nemaha County.

What cities and towns are in Jackson County, KS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Holton, Hoyt, Mayetta, Denison, Whiting, Delia, Circleville, Netawaka, Soldier.


Jackson County, KS Vital Records

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


Jackson County, KS Census Records

What Jackson County, KS census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Jackson County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Jackson Co. Mortality Schedules is available for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Jackson Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be acquired for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Jackson 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


Jackson County, KS Courthouse and Government Records


Jackson County Courthouse

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

  • Jackson County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted) is located at 400 New York, Holton, KS 66436-1787; Phone: (785) 364-2826.
  • Jackson County Clerks Office has Birth Records from 1892; 1902-11, Marriage Records from 1855 and Death Records from 1892; 1902-11 (Incomplete. Extant for 1892 and 1902-1911 only. Records for 1892 at KSHS.). 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.
  • Jackson County Register of Deeds Office has Land Records from 1858. 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.
  • Jackson County Clerk of District Court has Probate Records from 1857 and Court Records from 1861. 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

Jackson County, KS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Jackson Co. KS Books, Newspapers & Publications

Jackson Co. KS Cemeteries & Church Records

Jackson Co. KS Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Jackson Co. KS General and History Websites

Jackson Co. KS Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Jackson Co. KS Military Records

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