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JOHNSON County is located in the eastern part of the State. It is bounded on the north by Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties, on the east by Missouri, on the south by Miami, and on the west by Douglas County. It is twenty-one miles from north to south and twenty-four from east to west, containing 475 square miles, or 304,000 acres.1

Organized in 1855. County seat Olathe. Named for Rev. Thomas Johnson, who in 1829 established a mission among the Shawnee Indians about eight miles southwest of Kansas City.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
Book Index
Description File Size Date Submitter
Patrons' Reference Directory of Johnson County, Kansas 22 kb Aug 1998 Maureen Reed
Portraits in the Patrons' Reference Directory of Johnson County, Kansas 3 kb Aug 1998 Maureen Reed
Surname Index to "Registration of Aliens of Johnson County, Kansas - 1917/1918" 1 kb Aug 1998 Maureen Reed
Index and Business Directory of Johnson County 47 kb Aug 1998 Maureen Reed
Index to the Biographical Sketches contained in "History of Johnson County, Kansas" 4 kb Aug 1998 Maureen Reed
Surname Index of Biographical Sketches contained in William Cutler's 1883 "History of the State of Kansas" 5 kb Aug 1998 Maureen Reed
"Olathe Centennial - Arrows to Atoms, 1857-1957" 27 kb Aug 1998 Maureen Reed
Cemeteries
Church Records
Description File Size Date Submitter
List of Members from "Olathe Baptist Builder" 3 kb Aug 1998 Maureen Reed
History
Description File Size Date Submitter
Book Title: HISTORY OF Johnson County Kansas BY ED BLAIR, 1915
Preface 1915 3K Aug 2008 Joy FisherThe Registry
Chapter I Primitive Period 1915 22K Aug 2008 Joy FisherThe Registry
Chapter II Indian Missions 1915 79K Aug 2008 Joy FisherThe Registry
Chapter III The Santa Fe Trail 1915 44K Aug 2008 Joy FisherThe Registry
Chapter IV Descriptive and Political 1915 34K Aug 2008 Joy FisherThe Registry
Chapter V Early Events And Institutions 1915 58K Aug 2008 Joy FisherThe Registry
Chapter VI Olathe 1915 49K Aug 2008 Joy FisherThe Registry
Chapter VII Spring Hill 1915 42K Aug 2008 Joy FisherThe Registry
Chapter VIII Gardner 1915 25K Aug 2008 Joy FisherThe Registry
Chapter IX Edgerton 1915 7K Aug 2008 Joy FisherThe Registry
Chapter X Overland Park 1915 6K Aug 2008 Joy FisherThe Registry
Chapter XI De Soto 1915 10K Aug 2008 Joy FisherThe Registry
Chapter XII 1915 66K Aug 2008 Joy FisherThe Registry
Chapter XIII Civil War And Border War 1915 71K Aug 2008 Joy FisherThe Registry
Chapter XIV Public Schools 1915 6K Aug 2008 Joy FisherThe Registry
Chapter XV Railroads 1915 21K Aug 2008 Joy FisherThe Registry
Chapter XVI The Grange 1915 7K Aug 2008 Joy FisherThe Registry
Chapter XVII What The First Woman Saw 1915 67K Aug 2008 Joy FisherThe Registry
History - Directories
Description File Size Date Submitter
Johnson County Medical Directory 1920 4K Feb 2009 Joy Fisher The Registry
Land Records
Description File Size Date Submitter
"List of Lands in Johnson County, Kansas Territory, to be sold for Delinquent Taxes for the year 1859 23 kb Aug 1998 Maureen Reed
Military Records
Description File Size Date Submitter
World War II Army Enlistments: Surnames ABE - COL 79 K Dec 2006 Joy Fisher The Registry
World War II Army Enlistments: Surnames COLL - HAN 80 K Dec 2006 Joy Fisher The Registry
World War II Army Enlistments: Surnames HANS - LAW 80 K Dec 2006 Joy Fisher The Registry
World War II Army Enlistments: Surnames LAWS - PIE 78 K Dec 2006 Joy Fisher The Registry
World War II Army Enlistments: Surnames PIN - THO 80 K Dec 2006 Joy Fisher The Registry
World War II Army Enlistments: Surnames THOM - ZSC 53 K Dec 2006 Joy Fisher The Registry
Miscellaneous
Description File Size Date Submitter
"The Honored Dead - A List of Heroic Dead in Olathe Cemetery Whose Graves are Decorated" 5 kb Aug 1998 Maureen Reed
"The Olathe Semi-Centennial" 3 kb Aug 1998 Maureen Reed
Articles from The Johnson County Democrat listing the names of women who registered under the new suffrage law in 1887. 5 kb Aug 1998 Maureen Reed
An article appearing in the Johnson County Democrat, July 19, 1883, listing the 1859 Republican and Democrat county tickets. 2 kb Aug 1998 Maureen Reed
Obituaries
Description File Size Date Submitter
Obituaries from Johnson County
Newspapers (pre-1930) a to e
13 kb Aug 1998 Maureen Reed
Obituaries from Johnson County
Newspapers (pre-1930) f to k
11 kb Aug 1998 Maureen Reed
Obituaries from Johnson County
Newspapers (pre-1930) l to r
14 kb Aug 1998 Maureen Reed
Obituaries from Johnson County
Newspapers (pre-1930) s to z
12 kb Aug 1998 Maureen Reed
Anderson, Lona Ella (Shellenberg) December 27, 2004 2K Aug 2007 Oz
BAUCOM, Clifford A., 1911 1 kb Jun 2002 Janet Neal
BAUCOM, Rebecca., 1911 1 kb Jun 2002 Janet Neal
Beauchamp(Flora), Josephine
July 26, 1833 - ????
5K May 2006 Bill Boggess
Beauchamp(Flora), Josephine June 1, 1915 3K Aug 2006 Bill Boggess
Beauchamp, Laura October 6, 1949 3K Jun 2006 Bill Boggess
Beauchamp, William
December 27, 1926
6K Jun 2006 Bill Boggess
Butenhoff, Aaron Zachary
February 2, 1999
1K Jun 2006 Don Hansen
Duethmann, Rita Mae (Hardesty) July 6, 1999 1K Aug 2007 Oz
Oswalt, Otis M. October 24, 2005 1K Aug 2007 Oz
Stanley, Mrs. Katherine, 1957 2K Jul 2007 Kay
Photos of Tombstones
Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery
Oaklawn Memorial Cemetery
Olathe Memorial Cemetery
Vital Records
Marriages
Description File Size Date Submitter
Marriage Records of Johnson County,
Kansas, Book 'B' 1867-1870
23 kb Aug 1998 Maureen Reed
Marriage Records of Johnson County,
Kansas, Book 'C' 1870-1879
75 kb Aug 1998 Maureen Reed
 
RADCLIFF, W. K & BAUCOM, Myrtle J., 1909 1 kb Jun 2002 Janet Neal

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