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Marion County

 

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My name is Melissa Stuchlik and as your host I try to post as much data online as possible in order to make it freely available to all. We gratefully accept contributions of raw data such as census information, marriage/birth/death records, obituarTheies, county histories, biographies, old newspaper items - anything that would help someone build their family tree!!

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I regret that I am unable to do personal research

 

 

TOWNSHIPS

Blaine

Catlin

Centre

Clark

Clear Creek

Colfax

Doyle

Durham Park

East Branch

Fairplay

Gale

Grant

Lehigh

Liberty

Logan

Lost Springs

Menno

Milton

Moore

Peabody

Risley

Summit

West Branch

Wilson

CITIES

Hillsboro-named for John G. Hill

Marion-named for the county

Peabody-named for F.H.Peabody

Florence-named for Gov. Crawford's daughter

Goessel-for Capt. Goessel

Burns-originally set to be named St. Francis but changed when another Kansas Town had that name. Named for a railroad official

Lincolnville-President Lincoln

Lehigh-maybe for Lehigh, PA

Tampa-unknown?

Durham -Type of Cattle

Ramona-for Spanish fur trader?

Lost Springs-located near the Lost Spring

Pilsen-non incorp. named after the homeland Pilzen

The County of Marion was established in 1855. It was named in honor of American Revolutionary War hero, Francis Marion of South Carolina. Marion Centre was chosen as the county seat in the August 1865 election.

The original boundaries of the County were divided into three townships, Marion, Cedar and Santa Fe.   
The original western boundary of Marion County reached the Kansas-Colorado border.

The present boundary lines were finally decided upon in 1872 and contain twenty-four townships. Marion County encompasses a total of 954 square miles.

The city of Marion is the county seat. Marion County has a large Mennonite population. There are wonderful Mennonite museums in Goessel & Hillsboro - plan on visiting them when in Marion County.

 

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COUNTY TOPICS

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Birth Records

Cemeteries

Census

Churches of Marion Co.

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Family Histories

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Immigration

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Neighboring Counties

Dickinson - North

 McPherson -West

Harvey - Southwest

Butler - South

Morris - East

Chase  - Southeast