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Osborne County
Founded: February 26, 1867
The county seat is Osborne.

The geodetic center of North American is located within this county. The First National Bank Building, located at the NW corner of Main St, Osborne KS was built of local limestone with a pressed metal cornice. ElizabethAnn625 comments: "It also housed the newspaper offices too when I was a child there." The Courthouse was built between 1907-1908 of Postrock Limestone; in the Romanesque Revival Style. Several counties surrounding and including Osborne are in the Physiographic Area of Kansas called the "Smoky HIlls". The Last Indian Fight in Osborne County was on July 2, 1870. Some 200 yards soulth of Bullock Bros. Ranch. A marker was erected in 1938.

Cities, Towns, and Villages
Cities: Alton 1870 ~ Bloomington 1871 ~ Covert 1880 ~ Osborne 1871 ~ Downs 1879
~ Portis 1871 ~ Natoma 1888

Townships: Grant 1879 ~ Hawkeye 1879 ~ Lawrence 1879 ~ Bethany ~ Ross ~ Sumner ~ Tilden 1872 ~ Penn ~ Corinth 1872  ~ Mt. Ayr 1880 ~ Kill Creek 1872 ~  Indedpendence  1872 ~ Hancock 1886  ~ Bloom ~ Round Mound 1879 ~ Victor 1878  ~ Covert 1880 ~ Winfield  1872 ~ Natoma 1889 ~ Liberty ~ Valley 1880 ~ Jackson 1879 ~ Dehli 1878

Communities included in Solomon Valley Highway Hertitage Alliance:

 


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Website Updates:
Apr 2015: Bios: Albert A. Ford, Charles G. Paris, George Schumacher
Directories: Natoma Township Residents 1894, Osborne Business Directory 1880
Military: Osborne County Military 1896 G.A.R. Post Rosters
Obits: Bihlmaier, Betty J., Bloomer, Robert "Bob", Booz, E. Darlene, Conway, Edmond M., Conway, Kirk E., Craig, Roland Gene, Curry, Roger D.,  DeBay, Freda, DeFord, Donald, Foster, Raymond Lee, Godbout, Marguerite, Godden, Mary Lou, Goering, Marietta B., Green, Marjorie, Knouf, Mable E., Koops, Carol J., Krueger, Cynthia Sue, Mertz, Henry C., Murphy, Gerald "Murph", Nelson, Elmore D., Otte, Grace L., Mary Katherine (Brummer) Payton,  Pruter, Ray Elden, Randolf, Scott V., Richardson, Jo Ann,  Schroeder, Leon C., Schweitzer, Lucile, Sickmann, Ronald J., Stanfield, Kathleen A., Taylor, Debra M., Trexler, Dora B., Vandament, Joe Ann, Winstel, Bonnie Jean


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