Butler County, Kansas Records
Butler County, Kansas (Map It) was created on August 25, 1855 as one of the original 36 counties. The county was named in honor of Andrew Pickens Butler (1796-1857), United States senator from South Carolina at the time of the Kansas-Nebraska Act organizing Kansas Territory..
Butler County is bordered by Chase County (northeast), Greenwood County (east), Elk County (southeast), Cowley County (south), Sumner County (southwest), Harvey County (west), Sedgwick County (west), Marion County (northwest).
Butler County Cities and Towns include Andover, Augusta, Beaumont, Benton, Cassoday, Douglass, El Dorado, Elbing, Latham, Leon, Potwin, Rosalia, Rose Hill, Towanda, Whitewater.
A Map of Butler County, Kansas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Butler County, Kansas Courthouse Records
Butler County, KS Courthouse
The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Butler county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.
- Butler County Clerks Office has Birth Records from 1886-1911, Marriage Records from 1861 and Death Records from 1886-1911. The Register of Deeds shall have custody of and safely keep and preserve all the books, records, deeds, maps, papers and microphotographs deposited or kept in the office of the Register of Deeds. The Register of Deeds shall also record or cause to be recorded all deeds, mortgages, maps, instruments and writings authorized by law to be recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds and shall perform all other duties as are required by law.
- Butler County Register of Deeds Office has Land Records from 1855. The Register of Deeds shall have custody of and safely keep and preserve all the books, records, deeds, maps, papers and microphotographs deposited or kept in the office of the Register of Deeds. The Register of Deeds shall also record or cause to be recorded all deeds, mortgages, maps, instruments and writings authorized by law to be recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds and shall perform all other duties as are required by law.
- Butler County Clerk of District Court has Probate Records from 1869 and Court Records from 1860. The Clerk of Court is part of the Judicial Branch of local government and as such is required to maintain a record of all documents filed with the courts, keep a record of all court proceedings, and collect various fines and forfeitures ordered by the court and specified by statute.
- Butler County Treasurers Office by Kansas State law is responsible for the tax billing, collection and distribution of tax money for the State, County, Cities and all other taxing entities that levy Ad Valorem and/or special assessment taxes. For the most part, tax records remain at the local level. Assessment and tax rolls are kept, permanently, by the County Treasurer's office.
Butler County, Kansas Census Records
- Learn More: State of Kansas Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- State Population Schedules: 1855, Census Collection, 1855-1925, 1919-1961
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Butler County, Kansas Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Kansas Vital Records
- Birth and Death Records: from July 1, 1911 to present
- Marriage Records: from May 1, 1913 to present.
- Divorce Records: from July 1, 1951 to present.
- Locations: Kansas Office of Vital Statistics, Curtis State Office Building, 1000 S W Jackson, Suite 120, Topeka, KS 66612-2221; (785) 296-3253
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
Butler County, Kansas Resources
- State of Kansas Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Kansas
- Butler County Historical Society
- Search for Butler Co. records at the Kansas State Archives
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Butler County, Kansas External Links
- Kansas Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Butler County, Kansas Books - Amazon
- Butler Co., Kansas - FindaGrave
- Kansas Indexed Historical Records - Familysearch
- Butler County, Kansas Links - Cyndi's List
- Butler County - Kansas Historical Society Biography
- Historical Newspapers from Kansas (1841–1981)
- Butler Co. KSGenweb
- Butler County, Kansas Ancestry Database Collections
- Butler County, Kansas Military Records