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Logan County, Kansas Facts

Logan County

When was St. John County, KS Created?
St. John County was established on March 13, 1881 from Unorganized Territory. The County was named for John P. St. John (1833-1916), governor of Kansas from 1879 to 1883.

The County name was changed to Logan County was on February 24, 1887 (organized on September 17, 1887). The county was named in honor of John Alexander Logan (1826-1886), prominent Union Civil War general and U.S. Senator from Illinois.

The County Seat was Russell Springs until 1963 when it moved to Oakley and the county government website is unknown

What counties are adjacent to Logan County, KS?
Bordering Counties are Thomas County, Gove County, Scott County, Wichita County, Wallace County, Sherman County.

What cities and towns are in Logan County, KS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Oakley, Winona and Russell Springs.


Logan County, KS Vital Records

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


Logan County, KS Census Records

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

Logan 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


Logan County, KS Courthouse and Government Records


Logan County Courthouse

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

  • Logan County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted) is located at 710 West 2nd Street, Oakley, KS 67748-1251; Phone: (785) 672-4244.
  • Logan County Clerks Office has Birth Records from 18?, Marriage Records from 1888 and Death Records from 18?. 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.
  • Logan County Register of Deeds Office has Land Records from 1885. 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.
  • Logan County Clerk of District Court has Probate Records from 1885 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

Logan County, KS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Logan Co. KS Books, Newspapers & Publications

Logan Co. KS Cemeteries & Church Records

Logan Co. KS Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Logan Co. KS General and History Websites

Logan Co. KS Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Logan Co. KS Military Records

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