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Franklin County is located in the second tier of counties west from Missouri, and also in the second tier south from the Kansas River. It is bounded on the north by Douglas County, on the east by Miami, on the south by Anderson, and on the west by Coffey and Osage counties. The first Territorial Legislature passed an act defining the boundaries of the county as follows: Beginning at the southeast corner of Douglas County; thence south twenty-four (24) miles; thence west twenty-four (24) miles; thence north twenty-four miles; thence east twenty-four miles to the place of beginning. The county as thus organized was, and is, twenty-four miles square, containing an area of 576 square miles or 368,640 acres.1

Organized in 1855. County Seat, Ottawa. Named in honor of the illustrious Benjamin Franklin.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
Haney, Fred C. 1871 - 3K Mar 2009 Joy Fisher The Registry
Martin, Clarence H. 1862 - 5K Sep 2006 Joy Fisher The Registry
Valentine, Daniel Mulford 1830 - 5K Sep 2006 Joy Fisher The Registry
Young, John (pub 1883) 2 kb Mar 1998 Janice Buchanan
Cemeteries
History
Description File Size Date Submitter
The Ottawa Record 1925; The Early History of Ottawa 7 kb Jun 2002 Mary Ann Hetrick
History - Directories
Description File Size Date Submitter
Franklin County Medical Directory 1920 5K Feb 2009 Joy Fisher The Registry
Military Records
Description File Size Date Submitter
1883 List of Pensioners on the Roll 24 kb Dec 1997 Louis Reed
Newspaper Articles
Description File Size Date Submitter
Ottawa Home Journal - 7 Dec 1865 4 kb Mar 2000 Marysue Eulitz
Ottawa Home Journal - 21 Dec 1865 3 kb Mar 2000 Marysue Eulitz
Ottawa Home Journal - 28 Dec 1865 2 kb Mar 2000 Marysue Eulitz
Ottawa Home Journal - 4 & 11 Jan 1866 2 kb Mar 2000 Marysue Eulitz
Ottawa Home Journal - 18 Jan 1866 5 kb Mar 2000 Marysue Eulitz
Ottawa Home Journal - 25 Jan 1866 9 kb Mar 2000 Marysue Eulitz
Ottawa Home Journal- Feb. 1-22 1866 3 kb Mar 2000 Marysue Eulitz
Ottawa Home Journal- March 1-29, 1866 8 kb Mar 2000 Marysue Eulitz
Ottawa Home Journal- May 2-31, 1866 6 kb Mar 2000 Marysue Eulitz
Ottawa Home Journal- June & July 1866 6 kb Mar 2000 Marysue Eulitz
Ottawa Home Journal - Aug & Sep 1866 9 kb Mar 2000 Marysue Eulitz
Ottawa Home Journal - October 1866 3 kb Mar 2000 Marysue Eulitz
Ottawa Home Journal - October 1866 14 kb Mar 2000 Marysue Eulitz
Ottawa Home Journal - Nov & Dec 1866 2 kb Mar 2000 Marysue Eulitz
Ottawa Home Journal - Feb. 1867 6 kb Mar 2000 Marysue Eulitz
Ottawa Home Journal - March 1867 2 kb Mar 2000 Marysue Eulitz
Ottawa Home Journal - April 1867 15 kb Mar 2000 Marysue Eulitz
Ottawa Home Journal - Aug 1867 6 kb Mar 2000 Marysue Eulitz
Ottawa Home Journal - Sept 1867 16 kb Mar 2000 Marysue Eulitz
Obituaries
Description File Size Date Submitter
DUNN Mrs. Edna M. - (1988) 2 kb May 2002 Susie Hastings
Graves, Duane Keith August 7, 1999 1K Aug 2007 Oz
Hobson, Wayne Eugene May 1, 1999 1K Aug 2007 Oz
LOUX, Mary M. - (1988) 2 kb May 2002 Susie Hastings
Muth, Sarah Catherine (Flora) December 21, 1877 3K Aug 2006 Bill Boggess
Ozbun, Golda Marie Mock June 13, 1932 3K May 2010 Caroline Murphy
REDMOND, Roscoe R. (1982) 2 kb May 2002 Susie Hastings
SEYLER Obits - Franklin County, Kansas 7 kb May 1999 Dr. Stephen Brian Hodson
Young, John 5 kb Mar 1998 Janice Buchanan

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