Kearny County, Kansas Genealogy Guide

Kearny County, Kansas (Map It) was created on March 20, 1873 from Peketon Territory. The County was abolished in 1883. In 1887 the County was reorganized from Hamilton County and Finney County. The county was named in honor of Gen. Philip Kearny (1815-1862), American general in the Mexican-American and Civil Wars. He was killed instantly when he accidentally rode into the enemy lines during the Battle of Chantilly, Sep 1,1862. Learn More About State of Kansas History.

Kearny County is bordered by Wichita County (north), Scott County (northeast), Finney County (east), Haskell County (southeast), Grant County (south), Stanton County (southwest), Hamilton County (west).

Kearny County Cities and Towns include Deerfield, Lakin.

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

Kearny County, Kansas Courthouse Records

Kearny County, Kansas Courthouse
Kearny County, KS Courthouse

The Kearny County Courthouse is located in Lakin, 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 Kearny 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.

  • Kearny County Clerks Office has Birth Records from 1888, Marriage Records from 1888 and Death Records from 1888. 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.
  • Kearny County Register of Deeds Officehas Land Records from 1888. Phone 620-355-6241 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.
  • Kearny County Clerk of District Court has Probate Records from 1888 and Court Records from 1888. 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.
  • Kearny 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.

Kearny County, Kansas Census Records

Kearny County, Kansas Vital Records

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