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COWLEY County takes its name from Matthew Cowley, First Lieutenant in Company I, Ninth Kansas Cavalry, who died in service at Little Rock, Ark., in August, l864. It was carved out of Hunter County by the Legislature of 1867, which defined it as running thirty-three miles north from a point on the south line of the State, 103 miles west of the State line, and extending thirty-four and a half miles west. 1

Cowley.--Organized in 1870. County seat, Winfield. Named in honor of Matthew Cowley, First Lieutenant of Company I, Ninth Kansas Cavalry, who died in the service October 7, 1864, at Little Rock, Ark. The county was originally named Hunter after R. M. T. Hunter of Virginia. 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)

Biographies
Description File Size Date Submitter
Baker, Charles A. 1870 - 3K Mar 2007 Joy Fisher The Registry
Buck, Albert A. 1875 - 2K Mar 2007 Joy Fisher The Registry
Buzzi, Antonio S. 1876 - 2K Mar 2007 Joy Fisher The Registry
Cowley, Louis K. 1878 - 2K Mar 2007 Joy Fisher The Registry
Horton, William Albert And John Theodore 1828 - 4K Sep 2006 Joy Fisher The Registry
McCurley, George F. 1872 - 3K Apr 2007 Joy Fisher The Registry
Cemeteries
History
Description File Size Date Submitter
Index of Cowley County Heritage Book (A-Dunbar) 82.25 kb Jul 1997 Steve Ruggles
Index of Cowley County Heritage Book (Duncan-Keasling) 78.7 kb Jul 1997 Steve Ruggles
Index of Cowley County Heritage Book (Keaton-Pettit) 74 kb Jul 1997 Steve Ruggles
Index of Cowley County Heritage Book (Phares-Schulhof) 33 kb Jul 1997 Steve Ruggles
Index of Cowley County Heritage Book (Schuster-Zollo) 78 kb Jul 1997 Steve Ruggles
History - Directories
Description File Size Date Submitter
Cowley County Medical Directory 1920 7K Feb 2009 Joy Fisher The Registry
Obituraries
Description File Size Date Submitter
Aleshire, Vera Audrey June 24, 2004 1K Aug 2007 Oz
Baker, Marvin Dean February 22, 2004 1K Aug 2007 Oz
Buchner, Mrs. J. M. September 29, 1890 1K Feb 2010 Ken Wright
Butts, Edgar "lee" September 1, 2005 1K Aug 2007 Oz
Goodier, Mrs. H. A. December 19, 1890 1K Feb 2008 Cic. Stetter
McKee, Judith E. (Griffin) February 27, 2004 1K Aug 2007 Oz
Padgett, James T. March 2, 1970 2K Feb 2008 ECP 6522
Padgett, Louis Frank October 5, 1989 2K Feb 2008 ECP 6522
Padgett, Thomas Russell May 23, 1975 2K Feb 2008 ECP 6522
Stevens, Rev. Simpson February 15, 1982 1K Feb 2008 Cic. Stetter
Schools
Description File Size Date Submitter
Graduation Program 1897 Winfield High School 3 kb Oct 1998 Ellen Bisson
Graduation Program 1897 Winfield High School 3 kb Oct 1998 Ellen Bisson

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