Welcome to Russell County Kansas Genealogy Research

Russell County Courthouse 1904

 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 Russell 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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   Russell County Data

  Brief History from wikipedia:

 Russell County was organized on July 18, 1872, by Benjamin Pratt; and A. E. Mathews. Russell County contains the cities of
 Gorham, Bunker Hill, Lucas, Luray, Paradise, Dorrance, Russell and Waldo. The county was named for
 Captain Avra P. Russell, Second Kansas Regiment, killed at Prairie Grove, Arkansas, in December, 1862

 The introduction of Turkey Red Wheat into the county in 1880 greatly changed the agricultural picture for the area. The
 discovery of oil in 1923, over 150 miles from the nearest oil producing field, enabled Russell County to become one of the
 state's leading producers.

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