Welcome to Norton County Kansas Genealogy Research

Norton KS 1924

 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 Norton 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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   Norton County Data

  Brief History from KSHS:

 Norton County is one of the northern most counties in the state, and contains the cities of Almena, Clayton, Cenora, Norton,
 and Edmond. The county was founded by Noah H. Billings, Thomas Beaumont, Henry Gordon, P. Hansen, and George Cole
 on August 22, 1872. The organization of the county, however, was premature and fraudulent, orchestrated by H. B. Billings
 who falsified population statistics and then fled the county. This prompted a county seat war that was not ended until 1878
 when Norton became the county seat. The county gets its name for Civil War soldier Orloff Norton, who was killed at Cane
 Hill, Arkansas, in 1864.

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