Gray County, Kansas Genealogy Guide

Gray County, Kansas (Map It) was created on March 13, 1881 (Organized on July 20, 1887) from Buffalo County and Foote County. The County was abolished in 1883 and reorganized on March 05, 1887 from Ford County and Finney County. The county was named in honor of Alfred Gray (1830-1880), secretary of the Kansas Board of Agriculture. Learn More About State of Kansas History.

Gray County is bordered by Finney County (north), Hodgeman County (northeast), Ford County (east), Meade County (south), Haskell County (west).

Gray County Cities and Towns include Cimarron, Montezuma, Copeland, Ingalls and Ensign.

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

Gray County, Kansas Courthouse Records

Gray County, Kansas Courthouse
Gray County, KS Courthouse

The Gray County Courthouse is located in Cimarron, 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 Gray 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.

  • Gray County Clerks Office has Birth Records from 1887, Marriage Records from 1887 and Death Records from 1887. 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.
  • Gray County Register of Deeds Officehas 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.
  • Gray County Clerk of District Court has Probate Records from 1885 and Court Records from 1887. 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.
  • Gray 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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