Rush county was surveyed in 1867 and organized on december 5, 1874 by kansas governor thomas osborn. Urban each donated five acres of land for a new townsite, which they first called illinois. Sometimes there are pictures and a directory of county residents at the end. County atlases or plat books contain township maps that show rural landowners. Historical and biographical sketches from the early settlement and settlers of northeastern pottawatomie and southwestern nemaha counties, kansas, from earliest settlement to the year 1877 19012.
Extinct towns in rush county, kansas history and information. Additional records are listed on the county and state pages. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. Benjamin rush, signer the declaration of independence. Soon after his return from his service as a member of the kansas house of. Railroads husbandry schools of kansas churches kansas journalism state societies prohibition in kansas the exodus18791880 navigation of the kaw flood of 1844 public lands appendix in memoriam post offices. Property ownership maps or plat books kansas historical. Rush county is a beziak im bundesstoot kansas in da usa. Excerpts from mccracken, kansas and hampton and big timber valley history books. Im looking for some good reads on kansas city history. Rush center is a city in rush county, kansas, united states.
The rush county news is the foundation of the true history of rush county and surrounding area. This page quantifies the number of military servicemen personnel that enlisted in world war ii in rush county kansas the results are grouped by county sorted by city and the name of each serviceman. Post offices in rush county cemeteries in rush county, as of 1906 newspapers available on microfilm townships and independent cities in rush county bibliography kansas memory. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section kansas local histories. Ellis county courthouse 1204 fort street hays, kansas 6760899 phone. Including its history, fort larned national historic site, the kansas barbed wire museum, and more sandra wilkins on. Love book, book 1, volga germans, books to read, my books, forever book. Embracing a full and complete account of all the leading events in its history, from its first settlement down to june 1, 01. History of rush county, indiana, from the earliest time to the present with biographical sketches, notes, etc. The county was named in honor of alexander rush, captain of co. Ksnw a great bend man died in a traffic crash in rush county thursday morning. The society became inactive at the conclusion of the festivities until being reactivated in 1962 and incorporated in may 1963 with plans to develop a museum to preserve the history. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 170.
List of books and articles about kansas history online. Plat book, rush county, kansas kansas memory this atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. Rush county history bibliography kansas historical society. None of the cities within the county are considered governmentally independent. Mcdowell, clerk of the district court of rush county, p. Has a tear of approx 1 on page 2 no writing no folded pages very nice condition. Whether or not you have roots in the area, the stories and descriptions will transport you through time and make you feel a kinship to the settlers and residents of rush county, kansas. Rush center, came to kansas in 1878, and engaged in farming in rush county. The rush county historical society was originally organized in march of 1960 for the purpose of promoting a county observance of the kansas centennial celebration. The first rush county courthouse was in a log cabin in 1822 that was owned by stephen sims in circleville. Rush county, kansas history and information legends of kansas. Some of my best friends are black by tanner colby i only list this because it has a chapter about kc, discussing actual bootsontheground blockbusting, drilling down into names and techniques. Rush county kansas 125 years, history, genealogy, story.
Servicemen rush county kansas world war ii genealogy. County clerk has birth, marriage, and death records 18861911. The history of the early settlement of norton county, kansas, by hon. Genealogy trails history group rush county war activities, 1861 to 1918 at home and in the field 1918 source. Rush county vital records can be found at the kansas office of vital records has copies of birth and death records from july 1, 1911. It has a patrons directory and plats of towns as of the year of publication.
Birth registers 19141925 brookdale township, rush county, kansas family history. Harper county story kansas sanders 1st edition 1968. History of rush county, indiana, from the earliest time to the present. H, 2nd kansas colored infantry, who was killed in action at jenkins ferry, ark. Kansas genealogical and historical societies online. Hidden history of kansas by adrian zink, soldiers in the army of freedom. Rush county is located in west central kansas and is home to 3300 residents. Rush county, indiana was created on april 1, 1822 from delaware new purchase.
Kansas city, mo missouri history culture industry genealogy 11 book set d51. Rush county, kansas genealogy genealogy familysearch wiki. By 1886, rush center had a population of about 1,000. The county was named in honor of captain alexander rush, company h of the 2nd kansas colored infantry. History of rush county, indiana, from the earliest time to. Rush county is bordered by henry county north, fayette county east, franklin county southeast, decatur county south, shelby county west, hancock county northwest rush county cities and towns include carthage, rushville. Railroads husbandry schools of kansas churches kansas journalism state societies prohibition in kansas the exodus18791880 navigation of the kaw flood of 1844 public lands appendix in memoriam post offices census of kansas. The first post office in what would become rush county was opened in. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 3,307. Several of the volumes have great period illustrations and portraits of relevant historical figures.
Much of the historic text in this articles comes from kansas. Welcome to our rush county family history research page. Property ownership maps or plat books kansas historical society. Rush center was originally called walnut city, and under the latter name was laid out in 1871. Local histories are available for osage county, kansas genealogy. Enumeration census books, bison, kansas, 19141933 family history library bison death records. Birth registers 19121947 and death registers 19121948 bison, rush county, kansas family history library obituaries and cemetery inscriptions of rush county, kansas, 18771983, and obituary index, 18671983 family history library. Plats of cities are included but city lot owners are not listed. Guide to rush county, kansas ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage. Here, a small community called hampton, named for joe hampton, the areas first settler, was established. Book collection 35 historic books on cd the historical kansas book collection is a. Alexanderbelle prairie banner big timber center garfield hamptonfairview illinois lacrossbrookdale lone star pioneer pleasantdale union. The county is located in the central area of the state. Rush county is bordered by henry county north, fayette county east, franklin county southeast, decatur county south, shelby county west, hancock county northwest.
If possible, id like something specifically on the political history which is very colorful, but i also want something on the general history of the city. Kansas historic book collection 35 historic books on cd the historical kansas book collection is a collection of 35 volumes relating to the history of kansas and its people primarily in the 18th and 19th centuries. History of kearny county, kansas, two volumes, 1973. Race, real estate, and uneven development, by kevin fox gotham. Check out the new look and enjoy easier access to your favorite features. Harper county story kansas sanders 1st edition 1968 anthony. Jackson, jefferson and pottawatomie counties kansas portrait and biographical album sold, no longer available. The history of this county on the oklahoma kansas border. Rush county was established on february 26, 1867 organized on 1874 from unorganized and peketon territory. Location and early history map and population county organization, officers. Jul 22, 2015 the rush county news is the foundation of the true history of rush county and surrounding area. Discover rush county like you have never seen it before. The kansas highway patrol says abubakar kaba, 40, was driving a car that swerved on u.
Jackson, jefferson and pottawatomie counties kansas portrait and biographical album sold, no. This page primarily lists records kept at the city level. By 1912, the rush county parishioners decided to build a new church and were given their money back. Rush county genweb early kansas maps kancoll look for other counties. World war i draft registration cards, 19171918 rush county source. Dated 2001 rush county historical society 125th anniversary committee. He was elected to the above office in the fall of 1880. Rush county, kansas kansapedia kansas historical society. Centennial history of rush county, indiana, volume 2. Hampton situated on big timbers creek along the fort haysfort dodge trail, this stop once provided good water and grass for the travelers. As conditions improved, kansas returned largely to its allegiance to the republican party and gained a reputation as a conservative stronghold with a bent for moral reform, indicated in the states strong support of prohibition. Here youll find record collections, history, and genealogy resources to help you trace your rush county ancestors. They also include the locations of rural churches, cemeteries, and schools.1485 207 1299 1333 1530 94 843 1066 884 808 1177 20 206 793 261 874 915 167 196 180 210 819 1364 433 432 1492 1211 1449 1402 1114 1071 1061 1232 1494