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POTTAWATOMIE County, formerly embraced within the limits of Riley, was organized by the Territorial Legislature of 1857. Its northern and southern boundaries were the same as at present, while its western boundary was the guide meridian, about five miles east of Manhattan, and its eastern boundary about five miles east of its present one. It is now bounded on the north by Marshall and Nemaha counties, on the east by Jackson and Shawnee, on the south by the Kansas River, on the west by the Big Blue; having natural boundaries on the south and west.1

Organized in 1856. County seat, Westmoreland. Named for the Pottawatomie Indians, whose reservation at the opening of the Kansas Territory for settlement, and for years afterward, embraced a large portion of the geographical area of the County.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
File Description File Size Date Submitter
Strong, James G. 1870 - 10K May 2007 Joy Fisher The Registry
Cemeteries
Census Records
File Description File Size Date Submitter
1870 Census Louisville Township 28 kb 1996 Unknown
History - Directories
Description File Size Date Submitter
Pottawatomie County Medical Directory 1920 3K Feb 2009 Joy Fisher The Registry
Military Records
File Description File Size Date Submitter
1883 List of Pensioners on the Roll 15 kb Oct 1997 Rosana Whitenight
Newspaper Articles
File Description File Size Date Submitter
Private Joseph E. Hoy awarded a Distinguished
Service Cross posthumously
2 kb Mar 2000 Georgianna Gray
Obituaries
File Description File Size Date Submitter
Gore, Jane (Fanning) 1 kb Mar 1999 Jerry Nelson
Hender, Sister Osethur April 1890 2K Sep 2007 Cic. Stetter
Trout, George August 7, 1911 2K Apr 2010 Ken Wright
Vital Records
Marriage Records
File Description File Size Date Submitter
Marriages of Early Settlers of Pottawatomie County 13 kb Jan 1997 Rosana Whitenight


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