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.
|Letters & Diaries
||Wills and Probate
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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