Shirley County, Kansas Genealogy

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Shirley County, Kansas was organized February 27, 1860 , organized September 6,1866, but was defunct by May 27, 1867. Kansas Historical Society


County Seat

The Shirley County seat was Columbia . Historical Society

Origin of Name

It may have be named for William Shirley, governor of Massachusetts Colony from 1741 to 1756.


Shirley County was name was changed to Lyon County . More infomation can be gained at Kansas Historical Society

Present Records

If any records from this time exist they may be found in Cloud County , or Family History Library Catalog

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