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County Affairs, Wichita 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 20 Folder 10

Unit ID: 454914

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Title (Main title): County Affairs, Wichita 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 1887, are from the residents and offices of Wichita County, Kansas regarding its organization to Kansas Governor John Martin. Many of the letters are signed petitions confirming that the population requirements are met for its organization. A Governor's Proclamation appoints an official to verify the population requirements. There are also affidavits, from the Notary Public, signed by residents verifying the population requirements. Other letters and signed petitions request the appointment of a temporary county seat and census taker. Wichita County was organized on December 24, 1886 and named for the Wichita Indians.


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