Welcome to Dickinson County Kansas Genealogy Research


Abilene KS  1875

 My name is Bob Jenkins
and I created this website to provide genealogy
 information and links to genealogy information  to assist people in researching
 their Dickinson County Kansas ancestors.

 I would appreciate any contribution that you would like to make  to this site:
 biographies, obituaries, birth, marriage, death info,  grave info, photographs....etc


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   Dickinson County Data

  Brief History from Kansas State Historical Society:

 Dickinson county was organized on February 20, 1857 by Geroge Freeman; Charles Staatz; John Erwin; Herman Oesterreich;
 and John Lamb. It contains the cities of Abilene, Enterprise, Manchester, Herington, Carlton, Hope, Woodbine, Solomon and
 Chapman. The county was named for Senator Daniel S. Dickinson of New York, supporter of Kansas' quest for territorial

 The coming of the cattle trails to Abilene, and the heydey of the "cowtown" from 1867 to 1871.

 Dwight D. Eisenhower, President of the United States (1952-1960), hails from Dickinson.  Charles Harger, editor first of the
 Abilene Reflector and later of the combined Reflector-Chronicle, whose work also appeared in The Outlook, Harpers, and the
 Saturday Evening Post, was a life-long friend of Eisenhower who worked successfully to establish the Eisenhower Library.

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