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Dickinson County, Kansas

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Official Website

In 1857, Dickinson County was founded. The county was named in honor of Daniel S. Dickinson, a New York senator.

The Eisenhower Library is in Abilene. In addition to exhibits relating to the life and presidency of the 34th US President, the site is also the location of the tombs of President Eisenhower, First Lady Mamie Eisenhower, and their son who died in infancy.

Terry Nichols, one of the conspirators of the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, surrendered to police in Herington.

In 2010, the Keystone-Cushing Pipeline (Phase II) was constructed north to south through Dickinson County.

Adjacent Counties


  • Abilene (County Seat)
  • Carlton
  • Chapman
  • Enterprise
  • Herington
  • Hope
  • Manchester
  • Solomon (part)
  • Woodbine

Other Townships & Communities: Banner, Buckeye, Center, Cheever, Detroit, Dillon, Elmo, Flora, Fragrant Hill, Garfield, Grant, Hayes, Holland, Industry, Jefferson, Liberty, Liona, Logan, Lyon, Moonlight, Navarre, Newbern, Noble, Pearl, Ridge, Rinehart, Shady Brook, Sherman, Stoney, Sutphen, Talmage, Union, Upland, Wheatland and Willowdale



Eisenhower Library

National Register of Historic Places

Genealogy Trails

US Genealogy Research-Dickinson County, Kansas

Roots Web

Dickinson County Genealogy Search - Includes the birth, death and marriage records (1890-1911)

Dickinson County Historical Society


Legends of Kansas

1909 Map of Dickinson County

Swedes in the 1880 Dickinson County Census