Welcome to Washington County

Trails to the Past

This county is available for adoption

Washington County is located in the northern part of Kansas, on the Nebraska border. Surrounding counties include Jefferson and Gage counties (Nebraska) to the north and northeast; Marshall county to the east; Riley county to the southeast; Clay and Cloud counties to the south and southeast; Republic county to the west; and Thayer county (Nebraska) to the northwest. It's county seat is Washington. Named for the nation's first president, Washington county was created in 1855 by the first territorial government. Its original territory included most of the current counties of Kansas, and was formaly organized in 1860 and many other counties were set off from the original part known as Washington county.

We will be building this web site over time to include information and records to assist you as you research your Washington 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 allen.alice@gmail.com and let me know. Copy and paste my email address into your email template.

As noted above, Washington county is in need of someone to adopt it and provide free genealogy materials to assist the researchers whose ancestors lived in this county at one time. If you are interested in becoming the Administrator for Washington county, write to me at the above email address for more information.

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