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PT   Pottawatomie County, Kansas, was established in 1857.  It was created out of Calhoun & Riley Counties, and was named for the Pottawatomie Indians who lived in this area.  The county seat of Pottawatomie County is Westmoreland, Kansas.

Other County Genealogical Resources

  • County GenWeb
  • County American Local History Network (ALHN)
  • County Genealogy Trails
  • County Find-A-Grave
  • County Courthouse
  • County Resources
  • County Genealogy – FamilySearch

Old, Newspaper

Pottawatomie County Old News

courtesy of the Kansas Old Newspaper Transcribers Guild (KCGS)

Pipe Dreams & Chickens

In a few years Wamego banks are going to be overloaded with money. A number of amateurs have bought a few hens and the results go something like this. Twenty hens will lay eggs and hatch over one hundred eggs per year. Next year we will have 2,000 hens who will lay...

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James Mansfield Dies

James Mansfield, a pioneer of this community died at his home in West Wamego Friday, April 9, 1915. Funeral services were held at the home Sunday afternoon in charge of Rev. Phillips, and services at the grave in charge of the Masonic Lodge. James Mansfield was born...

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Post Office Robbed

Robbers blew open the safe of the Louisville post office early Saturday morning, and secured about $75. As soon as the officers arrived on the scene, they roped off a space around the post office, and telephoned to Concordia for Sheriff Moore’s bloodhounds. A deputy...

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Violation of Prohibition Law

Last night county Attorney Dunn and Sheriff Kersey came to Wamego. All was quiet and peaceful, except in spots. Marshall Thompson was pressed into service together with a Mr. Huffman who drove the car for the county officials. Assembled in force with all the law of...

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