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Osborne county is bounded on the north by Smith County, on the east by Mitchell and Lincoln, on the south by Russell and on the west by Rooks. It contains 900 square miles and 576,000 acres of land. The north fork of the Solomon River runs diagonally through the two northeastern townships, and the south fork of the same stream runs entirely through the county from west to east, confining itself to the seventh range of townships.1

Organized in 1871. County Seat Osborne. Named in honor of Vincent B. Osborne, Private of Company A, Second Kansas Cavalry, who lost his right leg January 17, 1865, on the steamer Anna Jacobs on the Arkansas River. 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)

Description File Size Date Submitter
Mohler, Martin 1830 - 1903 4K Sep 2006 Joy Fisher The Registry
Neiswanger, William A. 1858 - 4K Sep 2006 Joy Fisher The Registry
History - Directories
Description File Size Date Submitter
Osborne County Medical Directory 1920 3K Feb 2009 Joy Fisher The Registry
Military Records
Description File Size Date Submitter
1883 Pension List 19 kb Nov 1997 Kenneth Thomas

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