Anderson County, Kansas--Trails to the Past

Welcome to Anderson County

Trails to the Past

This Site is Available For Adoption

Anderson County is located in the eastern Kansas, bordered by Franklin County to the north; Miami and Linn Counties to the northeast and east respectively; Bourbon County to the southeast; Allen and Woodson Counties to the south and southwest; and Coffey County to the west. It's largest city and county seat is Garnet. It was one of Kansas original counties, established in 1855. Anderson County was named for Joseph Anderson, a territorial legislator and Speaker Pro Term of the House. The first non-Indian settlement in Anderson County was begun in May 1854 on the site that later became Greeley, Kansas.

This site is available for adoption. If you have any interest in adopting Anderson county and becoming a part of the Trails to the Past project, please let me know. Copy this email address: into the address line of your email template, put Anderson County KS in the subject line and let me know.

In the meantime, we will be building this web site over time to include information and records to assist you as you research your Anderson 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 contact me at and let me know. Copy and paste my email address into your email template. Don't forget to include Anderson County KS in the subject line so I'll be sure to notice it.

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 October 15, 2010