Welcome to Gove County Kansas Genealogy Research


Grinnell fire ruins 1913

 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 Gove 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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   Gove County Data

 Brief History from Kansas State Historical Society:

 Gove county was organized on September 2, 1886, by J. H. Baker; D. D. Drake; Thomas H. Moore; Gruce Sanders; Vern
 Smith; F. W. Norton; Willis Walker; Richman Hart; S. S. Howe; and Frank Wright. Named for Union soldier Grenville L.
 Gove, Company F, 11th Kansas Cavalry the county contains the cities of Quinter, Gove City, Grainfield, Grinnell and Park.

 On August 2, 1887, the Denver, Memphis, and Atlantic Railroad Company laid its track into the town of Horace. The
 railroad, later part of the Missouri Pacific, contributed to the settlement of the county. Later, in the 1920s, a large portion
 of the county's sod was broken to plant wheat. This caused extreme difficulties in the county during the 1930s dust bowl.

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