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Cherokee County is situated in the southeast corner of the State. It is bounded on the north by Crawford County, on the east by Missouri, on the south by the Indian Territory, on the west by Labette County. It lies within what was originally McGee County, which according to the "Bogus Statutes," was bounded as follows: "Beginning at the southeast corner of Bourbon County; thence south to the southern boundary of this Territory: thence west on said boundary twenty-four miles; thence north to a point due west from the place of beginning; thence east twenty-four miles to the place of beginning." 1.

Organized in 1866. County seat Columbus. First named McGee in 1855, for E. McGee of Missouri, who was a member of the Territorial Legislature. In 1866 the name Cherokee was adopted...2.

1. William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas
published in 1883 by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, IL.
2. History of Kansas, Noble Prentis, (Winfield: E.P. Greer. 1899)

Bible Records
Description File Size Date Submitter
Bible of Frances Jane (Dew) Huston 5 KB Aug 2007 Mary Bittick Gallano
Biographies
Description File Size Date Submitter
Folmer, George W. 1863 - 5K Mar 2009 Joy Fisher The Registry
Garver, Martin L. 1844 - 3K Mar 2007 Joy Fisher The Registry
Harrington, Thomas C. 1859 - 3K Mar 2007 Joy Fisher The Registry
Keith, Henry H. 1867 - 3K Sep 2006 Joy Fisher The Registry
Cemeteries
Census Records
Description File Size Date Submitter
1880 - Cherokee Township, Weir City, page 15 5K Mar 2008 Leigh Lunsford
1880 - Cherokee Township, Weir City, page 16 5K Mar 2008 Leigh Lunsford
1880 - Weir City & Cherokee Township, ED 38, Pages: 431-433 61K Mar 2008 Leigh Lunsford
History - Directories
Description File Size Date Submitter
Cherokee County Medical Directory 1920 5K Feb 2009 Joy Fisher The Registry
Military Records
Description File Size Date Submitter
Cherokee County, KS 1883 List of Pensioners on the Roll 21 kb Dec 1997 Carolyn Ward
Newspaper Articles
Description File Size Date Submitter
Baldwin Independent October 26, 1871 1K Apr 2011 Ken Wright
Cherokee County Republican: August 14, 1913 - Vol. XXI, NO. 28 10 KB May 2002 M. La Nell Shores
The Blalock Boys March 22, 1888 3K Mar 2008 Cic. Stetter
Obituaries
Description File Size Date Submitter
Adams, Elizabeth January 24, 1930 1K Feb 2008 Patricia Harney
Bond, Everett Jay 1918 1K Dec 2007 Joy Fisher The Registry
Canfield, Alba Bashor 1918 1K Dec 2007 Joy Fisher The Registry
Chase, Henry Newton 1918 1K Dec 2007 Joy Fisher The Registry
Dickinson, R. M. July 1888 2K Mar 2008 Cic. Stetter
English, Justus Marshall June 24, 1924 3K Jul 2011 Theresa Lundberg
Huston, Benjamin, April 20, 1948 2.5 KB Aug 2007 Mary Bittick Gallano
Huston, Mrs. Frances Jane, Jun, 1953 2 KB Aug 2007 Mary Bittick Gallano
Huston, George W. Huston, Nov. 6, 1944 2.5 KB Aug 2007 Mary Bittick Gallano
Keith, Absalom William February 21, 1912 1K Jun 2007 Joyce Edwards
Keith, Oscar Leroy September 17, 1918 2K Jun 2007 Joyce Edwards
Keith, Sarah Jane February 14, 1921 1K Jun 2007 Joyce Edwards
Leamon, Millard Fillmore January 1938 2K Apr 2008 Cic. Stetter
Parker, James November 11, 1912 1K Feb 2008 Patricia Harney
Sanford, Burl K. April 25, 1991 5K Sep 2007 Cic. Stetter
Sizemore (Maiden = Abbott), Mary Ann February 6, 1914 3K Jun 2007 Joyce Edwards
Sizemore, James Clayton March 22, 1892 1K Jun 2007 Joyce Edwards
Photos of Tombstones
Bird Cemetery, 6950 NE Coal Valley Road, Weir, Kansas
Baxter Springs Cemetery Baxter Springs, Kansas
Galena Cemetery Also Known As: Galena City Cemetery Galena, Kansas
Hillcrest Cemtery, Galena, Kansas
Lowell Cemetery, Lowell, Kansas
Oak Hill Cemetery Also Known As: Empire City Cemetery Galena, Kansas
Vital Records
Birth Records
Description File Size Date Submitter
Cade, Clifford October 10, 1889 1K Oct 2007 Donald Heflin
Death Records
Description File Size Date Submitter
Keith, Absalom William (App) February 21, 1913 2K Jun 2007 Joyce Edwards
Keith, Sarah Jane January 14, 1921 2K Jun 2007 Joyce Edwards
Sizemore (Maiden = Abbott), Mary Ann February 12, 1914 2K Jun 2007 Joyce Edwards
Marriage Records
Description File Size Date Submitter
Bell, Ethel - Keith, William Jefferson (Jeff) December 25, 1905 2K Jun 2007 Joyce Edwards
Other Records
Description File Size Date Submitter
Gandy Birth and Death Record 1885 2K Aug 2007 Mary Bittick Gallano
Hamsher, Elva August 13, 1896 1K Jun 2007 Joyce Edwards
Keith, William Steven January 7, 1914 1K Jun 2007 Joyce Edwards

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