Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies, Inc.

For Genealogical Help in Bourbon County, contact:

Old Fort Genealogical Society of Southeast Kansas

502 S National Avenue

PO Box 786

Fort Scott, KS  66701-0786

e-mail: ofgs@pbxmail.com

BB   Bourbon County, Kansas, was established in 1855.  It was one of Kansas’ original 36 counties and named for Bourbon County, Kentucky, the home county of many original settlers here.  The county seat of Bourbon County is Fort Scott, Kansas.

Old, Newspaper

Bourbon County Old News

courtesy of the Kansas Old Newspaper Transcribers Guild (KCGS)

Dr. Corey Met His Reward

Dr. A. O. Corey, a Fort Scott dentist, was recently charged by his 17-year-old step-daughter with attempting a criminal assault in his office, from which she fled pursued by her father when parties interfered.  He threatened to shoot any one interfering, and when an...

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