Franklin County, Kansas--Trails to the Past

Welcome to Franklin County

Trails to the Past

This County is Available for Adoption

If you are interested in becoming the County Administrator for Franklin County, please email me at [email protected] for more information. Put Franklin County KS in the subject line so I'll be sure to notice.

Franklin County is located in the east central part of Kansas, bordered by Douglas and Johnson counties to the north and northeast; Miami and Linn counties to the east and southeast; Anderson and Coffey counties to the south and southwest; and Osage county to the west. Franklin County is one of the original counties of Kansas, established in 1855 by the first Territorial Government of Kansas Territory. It was named for Benjamin Franklin. Ottawa is the county seat and largest city in Franklin County.

We will be building this web site over time to include information and records to assist you as you research your Franklin 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 [email protected] and let me know. Copy and paste my email address into your email template.

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 December 15, 2010