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Russell County is one of the central counties of Kansas, it being two hundred and forty-four miles from the Missouri River to the east line of the county, and one hundred and ninty-two (sic) miles from the east line of the county to the west line of the State. A line drawn through the center of the State, from east to west, would pass about three miles south of the south line of the county. The county is bounded on the north by Osborne County, on the south by Barton, on the east by Ellsworth and Lincoln counties, and on the west by Ellis County.1

Organized in 1872. County Seat, Russell. In memory of Avrah P. Russell, Captain, Company K, Second Kansas Cavalry, who died December 12, 1862 in field hospital near Prairie Grove, Ark., of wounds received in battle December 7, 1862 at Prairie Grove. 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
Gerhards, Christopher 1869 - 2K Mar 2007 Joy Fisher The Registry
Harsh, Sylvester 1828 - 3K Mar 2007 Joy Fisher The Registry
Cemeteries
Census Records
1930 Census Records
Surname Indexes: AAA to QUI | RAB to ZWE   Jan 2008 Janet Laubhan Flickinger
History - Directories
Description File Size Date Submitter
Russell County Medical Directory 1920 3K Feb 2009 Joy Fisher The Registry
Military Records
File Description File Size Date Submitter
1883 Pension Roll 10 kb Dec 1997 Diane Goldhammer
Waldon, George (Mexican War Pension Application) 1 kb Aug 2002 Carl L. Glover
Newspaper Articles
File Description File Size Date Submitter
Arrest Of Henry Bauer, Alias "Dutch Henry" June 21, 1876 3K Nov 2007 Cic. Stetter
Obituaries
File Description File Size Date Submitter
Deines, Benjamin April 12, 2004 1K Aug 2007 Oz
Leonard, Frances M. September 27, 2003 1K Aug 2007 Oz
Stafford, Mary Jane October 1, 2005 1K Aug 2007 Oz .
Weld, Ray April 8, 1915 2K Sep 2007 Jim Laird

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