Labette County, Kansas Genealogy Guide

Labette County, Kansas (Map It) was created on February 26, 1867 from Neosho County. The county was named in honor of Pierre La Bette, French fur trapper who formed a peaceful relationship with area natives. Learn More About State of Kansas History.

Labette County is bordered by Neosho County (north), Crawford County (northeast), Cherokee County (east), Craig County, Oklahoma (south), Nowata County, Oklahoma (southwest), Montgomery County (west).

Labette County Cities and Towns include Parsons, Oswego, Chetopa, Altamont, Edna, Mound Valley, Bartlett, Labette.

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

Labette County, Kansas Courthouse Records

Labette County, Kansas Courthouse
Labette County, KS Courthouse

The Labette County Courthouse is located in Oswego, 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 Labette 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.

  • Labette County Clerks Office has Birth Records from 1885-96, Marriage Records from 1867 and Death Records from 1885-93. 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.
  • Labette County Register of Deeds Office has Land Records from 1867. 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.
  • Labette County Clerk of District Court has Probate Records from 1868 and Court Records from 1867. 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.
  • Labette 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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