1870 ONLINE CENSUS FOR LYON COUNTY
Present day Lyon County, Kansas was once Breckenridge and part of Madison County, Kansas.
On February 6, 1862 Breckenridge County became Lyon County. Madison County was divided
between Greenwood and Breckenridge County the year before (January 31, 1861). In order to
find your people in Lyon County before this time you may need to search both the 1860
BRECKENRIDGE County and the 1860 MADISON County census. The 1870 Lyon County,
Kansas census covers what is current day Lyon County, as the last change to the size of Lyon
County was made in 1864.
A helpful hint is to check out the surname index first to find the page number of the census listing of the person you are researching. The index links are listed first, then the census pages.
1870 LYON COUNTY CENSUS
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