Wilson County, Kansas--Trails to the Past

Welcome to Wilson County

Trails to the Past

This County is available for adoption

Wilson County is located in the southeast corner of Kansas, and is bounded by Woodson County to the north; Allen and Neosho counties to the north east and east; Labette and Montgomery to the southeast and south; Elk to the southwest; and Greenwood to the northwest. The county seat is Fredonia, and largest city is Neodesha. Wilson County is an original county, established in August, 1855. It was named for Col. Hiero T. Wilson, a postmaster and prominent citizen of Ft. Scott. The county was still within the Osage Indian Reserve and was not originally open to settlement by whites. Settlers began arriving in 1857, but no attempt to officially organize the county was made until 1864.

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 contact me at [email protected] and let me know. Copy and paste my email address into your email template.

Bible Records Biographies Cemeteries Census
Church Records Families History Land Records
Letters & Diaries Military Records Newspapers Obituaries
Pensions Tax Records Vital Records Wills and Probate
Photos Schools    

Washington County Links

  • Linkpendium's Wilson County Page
  • Wikipedia's Wilson County Page
  • Kansas Historical Society's Wilson County Page
  • Created on August 3, 2011

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