Atchison County, Kansas Genealogy Guide

Atchison County, Kansas (Map It) was created on August 25, 1855 (Organized on September 17, 1855) as one of the original 36 counties. The county was named David Rice Atchison, U.S. Senator from Missouri and Border Ruffian during "Bleeding Kansas". Learn More About State of Kansas History.

Atchison County is bordered by Buchanan County, Missouri (northeast), Doniphan County (northeast), Leavenworth County, Platte County, Missouri, Jefferson County (south), Jackson County (west), Brown County (northwest).

Atchison County Cities and Towns include Atchison, Cummings, Effingham, Huron, Lancaster, Muscotah, Potter.

A Map of Atchison County, Kansas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Atchison County, Kansas Courthouse Records

Atchison County, Kansas Courthouse
Atchison County, KS Courthouse

The Atchison County Courthouse is located in Atchison, Kansas. Learn More About State of Kansas Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Atchison county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Atchison County Clerks Office has Birth Records from 1891-1906, Marriage Records from 1855 and Death Records from 1891-1911. The Register of Deeds shall have custody of and safely keep and preserve all the books, records, deeds, maps, papers and microphotographs deposited or kept in the office of the Register of Deeds. The Register of Deeds shall also record or cause to be recorded all deeds, mortgages, maps, instruments and writings authorized by law to be recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds and shall perform all other duties as are required by law.
  • Atchison County Register of Deeds Office has Land Records from 1855. The Register of Deeds shall have custody of and safely keep and preserve all the books, records, deeds, maps, papers and microphotographs deposited or kept in the office of the Register of Deeds. The Register of Deeds shall also record or cause to be recorded all deeds, mortgages, maps, instruments and writings authorized by law to be recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds and shall perform all other duties as are required by law.
  • Atchison County Clerk of District Court has Probate Records from 1855 and Court Records from 1858. The Clerk of Court is part of the Judicial Branch of local government and as such is required to maintain a record of all documents filed with the courts, keep a record of all court proceedings, and collect various fines and forfeitures ordered by the court and specified by statute.
  • Atchison County Treasurers Office by Kansas State law is responsible for the tax billing, collection and distribution of tax money for the State, County, Cities and all other taxing entities that levy Ad Valorem and/or special assessment taxes. For the most part, tax records remain at the local level. Assessment and tax rolls are kept, permanently, by the County Treasurer's office.

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