Welcome to Republic County Kansas Genealogy Research

First Pawnee Village Celebration 1896

 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 Republic County Kansas ancestors.

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 biographies, obituaries, birth, marriage, death info,  grave info, photographs....etc

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 Brief History from wikipedia:

 Republic county was organized on September 7, 1860, by James E. Van Natla; David and John Corey; J. C. Riley, D. N.
 Davis; Daniel, Conrad, and John Myers. Containing the cities of Munden, Republic, Narka, Belleville, Courtland, Agenda,
 Cuba and Scandia, this county was named for the Republican River.

 Early settlers were well protected within the county by the opening of the military road along the California Trail through
 the county in 1857, which  increased military vigilance. In 1866 the county seat was located in Belleville, but in 1870, a
 petition requested a new election among Belleville, Scandia, and Salt Marsh for the county seat. Belleville won the election
 causing great dissension in the county. The building of the Pawnee Indian Museum near Republic to preserve the site of the
 Pawnee Indian Republic was a major event.

 Minersville was a community that formed in 1869 after the discovery of coal deposits.  It no longer exists.  The first church
 was Fairview Methodist Church organized in Grant Township, in 1870. The building was constructed in 1872. The first
 county fair, called the Corn Jubilee, was held in 1890 in Belleville. It is now known as the North Central Kansas Free Fair,
 the third largest fair in the state. The first school district was organized in 1867.

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