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  Welcome to Kansas Trails' Morris County. Our goal is helping you find your ancestors by placing data online for the Free use of all researchers. 

 

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TOWNSHIPS

No. 1
formerly Council Grove, Garfield & Valley

No. 2
formerly Neosho & Warren

No. 3
formerly Ohio

No. 4
formerly Parker

No. 5
formerly Rolling Prairie

No. 6
formerly Clark's Creek

No. 7
formerly Diamond Valley

No. 8
formerly Diamond Valley

No. 9
formerly Elm Creek

Highland

Overland

 

CITIES

Council Grove

Delavan

Dunlap

Dwight

Latimer

Parkerville

Skiddy

White City

Wilsey

 

 

 

 

Originally organized as Wise County in 1855, the name was changed to Morris County in 1859. Its namesake, Thomas Morris, was an anti-slavery senator from Ohio.

Council Grove is the largest population center and the county seat; it has a rich history that precedes the organization of the county. The Santa Fe Trail ran through the town, and it was an important trading post for many years. What was to become Morris County included the Kaw Indian reservation. A mission, founded by the Methodist Episcopal church, was built on the reservation in 1850.

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