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County Affairs, Kearney County

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Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)

Date: 1885-1889

Level of Description: Folder

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Governor's Office, Governor John Alexander Martin, Correspondence Files, Subject files , Box 17 Folder 1

Unit ID: 454879

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Title (Main title): County Affairs, Kearney County

Part of: Records of the Kansas Governor's Office. Records of the Kansas Governor's Office : administration of Governor John Alexander Martin (1885-1889). Correspondence files. Subject files.

Scope and Content

Scope and content: These letters, spanning 1886 to 1888, are from the residents and offices of Kearney County, Kansas regarding its organization to Kansas Governor John Martin. Some of the letters are signed petitions confirming the population requirements are met for the county's organization. A Governor's Proclamation appoints an official to verify that the county meets requirements. There are many letters from the Notary Public verifying the residents. Other letters request the appointment of the county seat and county officials like commissioners, clerk, and census taker. The county's name was corrected to Kearny. Kearny County was organized on March 27, 1888 and named for General Philip Kearny, it contains the cities of Deerfield and Lakin.


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    Kansas State Agencies. Governor's Office. Specific Administrations. Martin, John Administration.