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Brown County, Kansas genealogy and family history research page. Guide to genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.

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Coordinates: 39.99°0′N 91.19°0′W / 39.99°N 91.19°W / 39.99; -91.19

Brown County, Kansas
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Map of Kansas highlighting Brown County
Location in the state of Kansas
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Location of Kansas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded August 30, 1855
County Seat Hiawatha
Courthouse
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Address Brown County Courthouse
601 Oregon Street
Hiawatha, Kansas 66434
Phone: 785.742.2581

Contents

County Courthouse

Brown County Courthouse
601 Oregon Street
Hiawatha, KS 66434
Phone: 785.742.2581

Clerk District Court has divorce, probate and
court records from 1800’s and marriage records.
Register of Deeds has land records from 1857. [1]

History

Parent County

1855--Brown County was created 30 August 1855 as an original county. County seat: Hiawatha [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Indian Reservation

The Kickapoo Indian Reservation is located within the boundaries of Brown County.

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Migration

Early migration routes to and from Brown County, Kansas for European and African American settlers included:

Military

Soldiers from Brown County enlisted in:

     1st Regiment, Companies A and B

     2nd Infantry Regiment, Companies Dand G

     2nd Cavalry Regiment, Company I

     5th Cavalry Regiment, Companies G and L

     7th Regiment, Companies A, C, H, and I

     8th Regiment, Companies C and D

     9th Regiment, Company A

     11th Regiment, Company F

     13th Regiment, Companies A, B, E, G, H, I

     14th Cavalry Regiment , Companies A, H, L, K

     16th Cavalry Regiment ,  Companies A, C, and K

     Nebraska 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Companies G and L

     Missouri Regiments 5 and 25

All regiments are Kansas Infantry unless otherwise indicated.

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Brown County, Kansas 248 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in Oregon National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/oreg/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).
  4. National Park Service, "(Auto Tour Route) Maps" in California National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).
  5. National Park Service, "Auto Tour Route Maps" in Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/mopi/planyourvisit/maps.htm (accessed 18 July 2011).

 

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