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Marion County, Kansas Facts

Marion County

When was Marion County, KS Created?
Marion County was established on August 30, 1855 (Organized on 1860) as an Peketon Territory. The county was named in honor of Francis Marion (1732?-1795). Known as the 'Swamp Fox' for his elusive tactics, he led a largely guerrilla campaign of raids and skirmishes against the British in South Carolina, wrecking havoc on British communication and supply lines, then withdrawing into the swamps..

What is the County Seat of Marion County, KS?
The County Seat is located in Marion and the county government website is http://www.marioncoks.net/

What counties are adjacent to Marion County, KS?
Bordering Counties are Dickinson County, Morris County, Chase County, Butler County, Harvey County, McPherson County, Saline County.

What cities and towns are in Marion County, KS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Hillsboro, Marion, Peabody, Florence, Goessel, Burns, Lincolnville, Lehigh, Tampa, Durham, Ramona, Lost Springs.


Marion County, KS Vital Records

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


Marion County, KS Census Records

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

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


Marion County, KS Courthouse and Government Records


Marion County Courthouse

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

  • Marion County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted) is located at 200 S 3rd St, Marion, KS 66861; Phone Number: (620) 382-2185
  • Marion County Clerks Office has Birth Records from 1881-1911, Marriage Records from 1865 and Death Records from 1881-1911. 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.
  • Marion County Register of Deeds Office has Land 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.
  • Marion County Clerk of District Court has Probate Records from 18? and Court Records from 1867. 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

Marion County, KS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Marion Co. KS Books, Newspapers & Publications

Marion Co. KS Cemeteries & Church Records

Marion Co. KS Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Marion Co. KS General and History Websites

Marion Co. KS Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Marion Co. KS Military Records

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