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Kansas County Data



Cherokee County was organized on August 3, 1866, by John Rogers, David M. Harlan, Richard Fields, George Fields, and Dennis Wolf.  It is named for the Cherokee Indian tribe, who by a treaty signed in 1835 held the "Cherokee Neutral Lands," a strip 50 miles north to south and 25 miles across.


Cherokee, Crawford, Garden, Lola, Lowell, Lyon, Mineral, Neosho, Pleasant View, Ross, Salamanca, Shawnee, Sheridan & Spring Valley


Baxter Springs, Columbus, Crestline, Galena, Hallowell, Lowell, Riverton, Roseland, Scammon, Weir, West Mineral



Cherokee County, Kansas Data




Land Records

Births / Birthdays




Census Mining
County Seat Newspaper Items
Death Records Obituaries
Directories Photos
Divorces Poor Farm
Family Histories  


SEPTEMBER,  2018 ~ Obits



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