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Pratt County, Kansas Facts

Pratt County

When was Pratt County, KS Created?
Pratt County was established on February 26, 1867 from Peketon Territory. The county was named in honor of Caleb S. Pratt, a Bostonian and 2nd Lieutenant for the Union during the Civil War.

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

What counties are adjacent to Pratt County, KS?
Bordering Counties are Stafford County, Reno County, Kingman County, Barber County, Kiowa County, Edwards County.

What cities and towns are in Pratt County, KS?
Cities and towns located in the County include Pratt, (county seat), Iuka, Preston, Sawyer, Coats, Cullison, Byers.


Pratt County, KS Vital Records

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


Pratt County, KS Census Records

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

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


Pratt County, KS Courthouse and Government Records


Pratt County Courthouse

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

  • Pratt County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted) is located at 300 S. Ninnescah, Pratt KS 67124.
  • Pratt County Clerks Office has Birth Records from 1888 - 1900, Marriage Records from 1879 and Death Records from 1888 - 1900. 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.
  • Pratt County Register of Deeds Office has Land Records from 1879. 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.
  • Pratt County Clerk of District Court has Probate Records from 1879 and Court Records from 1879. 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

Pratt County, KS Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Pratt County, KS?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Pratt County. These genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a payment. This is just a list that has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another. Feel free to submit your own favorite genealogy or family history related sites.

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Pratt Co. KS Cemeteries & Church Records

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