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Kansas County Data


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.


No. 1 (formerly Council Grove, Garfield & Valley) .. No. 2 (formerly Neosho & Warren) .. No. 3 (formerly Ohio) .. No. 4 (formerly Parker) .. No. 5 (formerly Rollins Prairie) .. No. 6 (formerly Clark's Creek) .. No. 7 (formerly Diamond Valley) .. No. 8 (formerly Diamond Valley) .. No. 9 (formerly Elm Creek) .. Highland .. Overland


Council Grove .. Delavan .. Dunlap .. Dwight .. Latimer .. Parkerville .. Skiddy .. White City .. Wilsey


Morris County, Kansas Data


Birth  Records Marriages
Cemeteries Military
Census Newspaper  Items
Death  Records Obituaries
Directories Poor  Farm
Divorces Schools
History Taxes


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