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Wabaunsee County is located abut midway between the north and south lines of the State, and about seventy-five miles west of the Missouri River. The county is bounded on the north by the Kansas River, on the south by Lyon County, on the east by Shawnee County, and on the west by Morris County and a portion of Morris and Riley Counties.1

Organized as Richardson in 1859. County seat Alma. The county was created in 1866. Colonel "Dick" Richardson, of Illinois, for whom the county was first named, was the leader in the House of Representatives on the Democratic side in the debate on the Kansas-Nebraska Bill. In February, 1859, the name was changed to Waubaunsee, that being the name of a chief of the Pottawatomie Indians. 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
Bradshaw, Royal C. 1842 - 5K Nov 2006 Joy Fisher The Registry
Kightlinger, Elmer Ellsworth 1868 - 1934 [View Image] 1.5 KB Sep 2005 Ken Herman
Madden, John 1867 - 4K Sep 2006 Joy Fisher The Registry
Tomson, Thomas K. 1826 - 4K Nov 2006 Joy Fisher The Registry
Cemeteries
History - Directories
Description File Size Date Submitter
Wabaunsee County Medical Directory 1920 3K Feb 2009 Joy Fisher The Registry
Military Records
Description File Size Date Submitter
Wabaunsee County, KS 1883 List of Pensioners on the Roll 5.83 kb Aug 1998 Jackie Gideon Maike
Obituaries
Description File Size Date Submitter
LETT, C.W. "Will", 1954 1 kb 10/24/02 James Laird
Photos of Tombstones
Harveyville Cemetery
Description File Size Date Submitter
Robinson, Paul Leslie Image 75K Apr 2010 Doug Mchatton The Registry
Luthern Cemetery, Alma
Description File Size Date Submitter
Boettcher, Johann John C. & Sarah R. Sharp Image 54K Mar 2007 Dan S. Sharp
Sharp-Boettcher (B÷ttcher), Johann (John) C. & Sarah R. Image 145K Mar 2007 Dan S. Sharp


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