Cheyenne County, Kansas Genealogy Guide

Cheyenne County, Kansas (Map It) was created on March 20, 1873 (Organized on 1886) from Unorganized Territory. The county was named in honor of Cheyenne Indian tribe, buffalo-hunters who roamed the plains of western Kansas and Nebraska south to the Arkansas River. Learn More About State of Kansas History.

Cheyenne County is bordered by Dundy County, Nebraska (north), Rawlins County (east), Sherman County (south), Kit Carson County, Colorado (southwest), Yuma County, Colorado (west).

Cheyenne County Cities and Towns include Bird City, St. Francis, Wheeler.

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

Cheyenne County, Kansas Courthouse Records

Cheyenne County, Kansas Courthouse
Cheyenne County, KS Courthouse

The Cheyenne County Courthouse is located in Saint Francis, 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 Cheyenne 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.

  • Cheyenne County Clerks Office has Birth Records from 18?, Marriage Records from 1886 and Death Records from 18?. 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.
  • Cheyenne County Register of Deeds Office has Land Records from 1886. 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.
  • Cheyenne County Clerk of District Court has Probate Records from 1886 and Court Records from 1886. 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.
  • Cheyenne 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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