The county is located in the central area of the state. 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. Whether you are a first time traveler or avid visitor of this region of the world. The first rush county courthouse was in a log cabin in 1822 that was owned by stephen sims in circleville. None of the cities within the county are considered governmentally independent. 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. Centennial history of rush county, indiana, volume 2. Genealogy trails history group rush county war activities, 1861 to 1918 at home and in the field 1918 source. History of rush county, indiana, from the earliest time to. Im looking for some good reads on kansas city history. Rush county history bibliography kansas historical society.
Several of the volumes have great period illustrations and portraits of relevant historical figures. Discover rush county like you have never seen it before. Guide to rush county, kansas ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage. Location and early history map and population county organization, officers. 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. Rush county genweb early kansas maps kancoll look for other counties. Rush county, kansas genealogy researching ancestry in kansas. Including its history, fort larned national historic site, the kansas barbed wire museum, and more sandra wilkins on. 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. The county was named in honor of alexander rush, captain of co. 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. Extinct towns in rush county, kansas history and information.
Rush county kansas 125 years, history, genealogy, story. Rush county is bordered by henry county north, fayette county east, franklin county southeast, decatur county south, shelby county west, hancock county northwest. 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. World war i draft registration cards, 19171918 rush county source. H, 2nd kansas colored infantry, who was killed in action at jenkins ferry, ark. 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. Excerpts from mccracken, kansas and hampton and big timber valley history books. Birth registers 19141925 brookdale township, rush county, kansas family history. Mcdowell, clerk of the district court of rush county, p. Hampton situated on big timbers creek along the fort haysfort dodge trail, this stop once provided good water and grass for the travelers. Welcome to our rush county family history research page. The history of this county on the oklahoma kansas border. List of books and articles about kansas history online.
The kansas highway patrol says abubakar kaba, 40, was driving a car that swerved on u. By 1912, the rush county parishioners decided to build a new church and were given their money back. Property ownership maps or plat books kansas historical society. Local histories are available for osage county, kansas genealogy. It has a patrons directory and plats of towns as of the year of publication. Here youll find record collections, history, and genealogy resources to help you trace your rush county ancestors. By 1886, rush center had a population of about 1,000. Rush center was originally called walnut city, and under the latter name was laid out in 1871. 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.
As of the 2010 census, the city population was 170. 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. The history of the early settlement of norton county, kansas, by hon. The county was named in honor of captain alexander rush, company h of the 2nd kansas colored infantry. Hidden history of kansas by adrian zink, soldiers in the army of freedom. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 3,307. Plats of cities are included but city lot owners are not listed. 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. County atlases or plat books contain township maps that show rural landowners. Check out the new look and enjoy easier access to your favorite features. 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. The first post office in what would become rush county was opened in. Kansas city, mo missouri history culture industry genealogy 11 book set d51.
Here, a small community called hampton, named for joe hampton, the areas first settler, was established. Jul 22, 2015 the rush county news is the foundation of the true history of rush county and surrounding area. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. Ellis county courthouse 1204 fort street hays, kansas 6760899 phone. Enumeration census books, bison, kansas, 19141933 family history library bison death records. Rush county, kansas kansapedia kansas historical society.
They also include the locations of rural churches, cemeteries, and schools. Sometimes there are pictures and a directory of county residents at the end. Rush county, kansas genealogy genealogy familysearch wiki. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section kansas local histories. Jackson, jefferson and pottawatomie counties kansas portrait and biographical album sold, no.
Kansas genealogical and historical societies online. Rush county, indiana was created on april 1, 1822 from delaware new purchase. County clerk has birth, marriage, and death records 18861911. Rush county was surveyed in 1867 and organized on december 5, 1874 by kansas governor thomas osborn. Dated 2001 rush county historical society 125th anniversary committee. 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.
Soon after his return from his service as a member of the kansas house of. Embracing a full and complete account of all the leading events in its history, from its first settlement down to june 1, 01. Rush county is a beziak im bundesstoot kansas in da usa. The rush county news is the foundation of the true history of rush county and surrounding area. Alexanderbelle prairie banner big timber center garfield hamptonfairview illinois lacrossbrookdale lone star pioneer pleasantdale union. Rush center, came to kansas in 1878, and engaged in farming in rush county. 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 county was established on february 26, 1867 organized on 1874 from unorganized and peketon territory.
Benjamin rush, signer the declaration of independence. 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. Additional records are listed on the county and state pages. Has a tear of approx 1 on page 2 no writing no folded pages very nice condition. History of rush county, indiana, from the earliest time to the present with biographical sketches, notes, etc.
Rush center is a city in rush county, kansas, united states. Rush county, kansas history and information legends of kansas. This page primarily lists records kept at the city level. Property ownership maps or plat books kansas historical. Servicemen rush county kansas world war ii genealogy. Plat book, rush county, kansas kansas memory this atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. History of rush county, indiana, from the earliest time to the present. County grouping is a method of consolidating research and collating data that is typical of history recordings and genealogical research. Race, real estate, and uneven development, by kevin fox gotham. Harper county story kansas sanders 1st edition 1968 anthony. He was elected to the above office in the fall of 1880. Much of the historic text in this articles comes from kansas.
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. Book collection 35 historic books on cd the historical kansas book collection is a. Urban each donated five acres of land for a new townsite, which they first called illinois. Ksnw a great bend man died in a traffic crash in rush county thursday morning. Harper county story kansas sanders 1st edition 1968. Rush county is located in west central kansas and is home to 3300 residents. Love book, book 1, volga germans, books to read, my books, forever book. Jackson, jefferson and pottawatomie counties kansas portrait and biographical album sold, no longer available.1140 1441 332 820 1113 1554 387 691 1159 775 1302 199 634 99 257 481 1042 1406 458 1231 732 1303 1188 215 360 968 1091 367 1199 1324 986 574 1404