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Edwards 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

Edwards County, Kansas
Map of Kansas highlighting Edwards County
Location in the state of Kansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kansas
Location of Kansas in the U.S.
Founded March 7, 1874
County Seat Kinsley
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Address Edwards County Courthouse
312 Massachusetts Ave.
Kinsley, Kansas 67547-1099
Phone: 319.659.3000


County Courthouse

Edwards County Courthouse
312 Massachusetts Ave
Kinsley, KS 67547-1099
Phone: 316.659.3121

Probate Judge has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1874.
Register of Deeds has land records from 1874. [1]


Parent County

  • 1874--Edwards County was created from Kiowa County. County seat: Kinsley [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties






Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Kansas Land and Property for additional information about early Kansas land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.

Local Histories



  • For information about Civil War records see Kiowa County.




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), Edwards County, Kansas page 250At 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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