Morris County, Kansas--Trails to the Past
Welcome to Morris County
Trails to the Past
Morris County is located in the east-central
part of Kansas, and is bordered by Geary and Waubansee counties to the
north and northeast; Lyon and Chase counties to the east and southeast;
and Marion and
Dickinson counties to the southwest and west. It was established
as a county in 1855 under the name of Wise County, named for Virginia
governor Henry A. Wise. The county was renamed in to Morris in 1859,
after Governor Wise presided at the hanging of abolitionist John
Brown. Thomas Morris was a former US Senator from Ohio, and an
opponent of slavery.
Council Grove is the largest town in Morris County, and is the county
seat. It was established in 1825 as a supply station for the
Santa Fe trail. Other towns include White City, Dwight, and
others. Morris County is also home to a ghost town: Diamond Springs.
We will be building this web site over time to include information
and records to assist you as you research your Cloud County families.
Below, you will note a table which includes the types of documents and
information we hope to have available for you as quickly as we can.
Should you have any information that you wish to include here, please
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