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AL   Allen County, Kansas, was established in 1855.  It was one of Kansas’ original 36 counties and named for William Allen, U.S. Senator from Ohio who was a strong supporter of westward expansion. The county seat of Allen County is Iola, Kansas.

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  • County Genealogy – FamilySearch

Old, Newspaper

Rooks County Old News

courtesy of the Kansas Old Newspaper Transcribers Guild (KCGS)

Herds Wintered Well

The Kirwin Chief says:  "Notwithstanding the heavy loss of cattle in Southern Kansas this winter through exposure and scarcity of feed there has not been a single case of death among the herds in this county from the same causes, this winter.  Mr. Wheeler who has...

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Specs Needed

There is a man in Rooks County who is so near-sighted that he cannot go to sleep without his specs on.  The Weekly Kansas Chief, Troy, Kansas.  Thursday, January 3, 1873.  Page 2.  © Transcribed by Darren McMannis for the Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies,...

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Rooks County To Be Organized

Rooks county is soon to be organized and the county seat located at Stockton.  The Atchison Daily Patriot, Atchison, Kansas.  Friday, October 25, 1872.  Page 4.  © Transcribed by Darren McMannis for the Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies, Inc.

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