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Wise County was created on August 25, 1855 as one of the original 36 counties. The County was named for Henry A. Wise (1806-1876), an outspoken proponent of slavery, congressman from Virginia
The County was renamed Morris County on February 11, 1859. The county was named in honor of Thomas Morris, U.S. Senator from Ohio and anti-slavery advocate.
What cities and towns are in Morris County, KS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Council Grove, White City, Dwight, Wilsey, Dunlap, Parkerville, Latimer.
Where can find Morris County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Morris 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 Morris 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.
What Morris County, KS census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Morris 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.
Morris Co. Mortality Schedules is available for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Morris Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be acquired for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Morris 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
What genealogical records can I find in the Morris County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Morris County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Kansas Corthouse Records Research Guide.
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Morris County, KS?
A list of Morris County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Kansas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
Where can I connect with other Morris County, KS Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Morris County, KS?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Morris 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.