Logan County, Kansas Genealogy Guide

Logan County, Kansas (Map It) was created on March 13, 1881 from Unorganized Territory. Logan County was originally named St. John County and was named for John P. St. John (1833-1916), governor of Kansas from 1879 to 1883. St. John County was renamed to Logan County on February 24, 1887. The county was named in honor of John Alexander Logan (1826-1886), prominent Union Civil War general and U.S. Senator from Illinois. Learn More About State of Kansas History.

Logan County is bordered by Thomas County (north), Gove County (east), Scott County (southeast), Wichita County (south), Wallace County (west), Sherman County (northwest).

Logan County Cities and Towns include Oakley, Winona and Russell Springs.

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

Logan County, Kansas Courthouse Records

Logan County, Kansas Courthouse
Logan County, KS Courthouse

The Logan County Courthouse is located in Oakley, Kansas. The County Seat was Russell Springs until 1963 when it moved to Oakley 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 Logan 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.

  • Logan County Clerks Office has Birth Records from 18?, Marriage Records from 1888 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.
  • Logan County Register of Deeds Officehas Land Records from 1885. 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.
  • Logan County Clerk of District Court has Probate Records from 1885 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.
  • Logan 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.

Logan County, Kansas Census Records

Logan County, Kansas Vital Records

Logan County, Kansas Resources

Logan County, Kansas External Links

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