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Phillips County, Kansas Facts

Phillips County

When was Phillips County, KS Created?
Phillips County was established on February 26, 1867 (organized in 1872) from Unorganized Territory. The county was named in honor of William Phillips, state legislator who pushed for creation of the county, and later U.S. Representative. A Free State man who was murdered at Leavenworth on 1 Sept 1856 by Frederick Emory and his pro-slave 'law-and-order' militia.

What is the County Seat of Phillips County, KS?
The County Seat is located in Phillipsburg and the county government website is http://www.phillipscounty.org

What counties are adjacent to Phillips County, KS?
Bordering Counties are Harlan County, Nebraska, Franklin County, Nebraska, Smith County, Rooks County, Graham County, Norton County.

What cities and towns are in Phillips County, KS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Phillipsburg, Logan, Agra, Kirwin, Long Island, Prairie View, Glade, Speed.


Phillips County, KS Vital Records

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


Phillips County, KS Census Records

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

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


Phillips County, KS Courthouse and Government Records


Phillips County Courthouse

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

  • Phillips County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted) is located at 301 State Street, Phillipsburg, KS 67661-1941; Phone: (785) 543-6825.
  • Phillips County Clerks Office has Birth Records from 18?, Marriage Records from 1872 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.
  • Phillips County Register of Deeds Office has Land Records from 1872. 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.
  • Phillips County Clerk of District Court has Probate Records from 1872 and Court Records from 1873. 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

Phillips County, KS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Phillips Co. KS Books, Newspapers & Publications

Phillips Co. KS Cemeteries & Church Records

Phillips Co. KS Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Phillips Co. KS General and History Websites

Phillips Co. KS Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Phillips Co. KS Military Records

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