Allen County, Kansas Genealogy

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This article is about a southeast Kansas county. For other uses, see Allen.

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Allen 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

Allen County, Kansas
Map of Kansas highlighting Allen 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 Iola
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Address Allen County Courthouse
1 N. Washington
Iola, Kansas 66749-2841
Phone: 316.365.7491


County Courthouse

Allen County Courthouse
1 N Washington Street
Iola, KS 66749-2841
Phone: 316.365.7491

Clerk District Court has marriage records from 1856,
divorce, probate and court records 1860
and naturaltization records 1871-1929.
Register of Deeds has land and military records from 1860. [1]


Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories

  • Wallace, Duncan L. . History of Allen and Woodson counties, Kansas : embellished with portraits of well known people of these counties, with biographies of our representative citizens, cuts of public buildings and a map of each county. Iola, Kan.: Iola Register,1901. Digital version at:  Internet Archive



Civil War

Men from Allen County enlisted in:

 The Iola Battalion in 1861

     Ninth Regiment

         Three companies, commanded by Captains Coleman, Flesher and Killen

     Tenth Regiment

         Two companies, commanded by Captain N. B. Blanton

     Seventh Regiment

         Commanded by General J. H. Lane



In most counties in Kansas, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, inventories, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Kansas, Allen and click Probate records.


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), Allen 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).