Morton County, Kansas Genealogy Guide

Kansas County was created in 1873, and was named for the Kansas Indians but was never organized. On February 22, 1883, Seward County expanded to include Kansas County. The territory was reestablished as Morton County, Kansas (Map It) was created on February 20, 1886 from Seward County. The county was named in honor of Oliver P. Morton, Governor of Indiana and prominent anti-slavery advocate. Learn More About State of Kansas History.

Morton County is bordered by Stanton County (north), Stevens County (east), Texas County, Oklahoma (south), Cimarron County, Oklahoma (southwest), Baca County, Colorado (west).

Morton County Cities and Towns include Elkhart, Rolla, Richfield.

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

Morton County, Kansas Courthouse Records

Morton County, Kansas Courthouse
Morton County, KS Courthouse

The Morton County Courthouse is located in Elkhart, 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 Morton 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.

  • Morton County Clerks Office has Birth Records from 18?, Marriage Records from 1887 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.
  • Morton County Register of Deeds Office has Land 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.
  • Morton County Clerk of District Court has Probate Records from 1887 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.
  • Morton 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.

Morton County, Kansas Census Records

Morton County, Kansas Vital Records

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