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Wilson 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

Wilson County, Kansas
Map of Kansas highlighting Wilson County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kansas
Location of Kansas in the U.S.
Founded August 30, 1855
County Seat Fredonia
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Address Wilson County Courthouse
615 Madison Street
Fredonia, Kansas 66736-1383
Phone: 316.378.2186


County Courthouse

Wilson County Courthouse
615 Madison Street
Fredonia, Ks 667736
Phone: 316-378-2186

Probate Judge has marriage, probate and court records.
Clerk District Court has divorce records from 1887.
Register of Deeds has land records from 1885.
County Clerk has birth records 1885-1911, marriage records from 1860,
divorce and probate records from 1863, court records from 1934, and land records from 1861.[1]


Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories



     During the Civil War men from Wilson, Woodson and Greenwood counties organized a mounted militia regiment in 1861, the 14th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry.




Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Woodson County, Kansas page 257, 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).


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