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CITIES/TOWNSHIPS

Barnes

Bodaville

Brantford

Charleston

Chepstow

Clifton

Coleman

Farmington

Franklin

Grant

Greenleaf

Haddam

Hanover

Highland

Independence

Kimeo

Lincoln

Linn

Little Blue

Logan

Lowe

Mill Creek

Palmer

Sherman

Sheridan

Strawberry

Union

Vining

Washington

Named after our first president, Washington County was organized in 1860. Settlers had started arriving in 1857, and only the hardiest of pioneers could survive those early years of hardship. Hunting was plentiful, but lack of other food and supplies, very little timber--most settlers lived in "soddies" or "dugouts"-- as well as the ever-present fear of Indian attacks, made life precarious. However, they made the land their own and eventually had comfortable homesteads for their families. Ranching was (and still is) very important in Washington County, and farms with their neat outbuildings dotted the countryside.

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This Month's Featured Data

1882 Plat Maps

Portrait & Biographical Album of Washington, Clay and Riley Co., 1890

1888 Affidavits of Death

Bios from History of Kansas by A. T. Adreas, 1883

End of Jim Crow Chiles, The Kansas City Star, October 30, 1898

WWII Honor List of Dead & Missing

 Birds Eye View of Greenleaf Postcard


Note: Washington is the largest town and county seat of Washington County. Other towns and villages include Barnes, Clifton, Vining, Greenleaf, Haddam, Hanover, Hollenberg, Linn, Mahaska, Morrowville and Palmer.


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Churches

Death Records

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Schools

 

RESEARCH RESOURCES

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City of Washington, KS website, click on cemetery records
Washington City Cemetery


City of Haddam, KS websites
Haddam City Cemetery
Haddam Rural High School Grads

City of Barnes website
Early Barnes, KS History

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