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Jefferson County, Kansas

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  • Callie Belle Holstein (1914 - 1969)
  • Rev. George Shutt (1818 - 1892)
    Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Oct 16 2023, 7:38:32 UTC * Reference: FamilySearch Family Tree - SmartCopy : Oct 16 2023, 11:30:28 UTC
  • Angeline Elliott (1855 - 1947)
  • Rose Mae Boyce (1905 - 1999)
    Residence : 1910 - Burdine, , Missouri* Residence : 1920 - Cedar, Jackson, Kansas, United States** Reference: FamilySearch Family Tree - SmartCopy : Feb 6 2018, 23:53:05 UTC
  • Franklin Earl Dornblaser (1886 - 1965)
    The Topeka Daily Capital Saturday November 27, 1965F. Dornblaser Of Valley Falls Is Dead at 79. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Valley Falls for Franklin Earl DORN...

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In 1855, Jefferson County was established, and was named for President Thomas Jefferson. Settlement of the county was slowed by events prior to and during the Civil War, but the present day unincorporated community of Thompsonville was the first established in 1851 by Mormon settlers who initially refused to accompany the main group led by Brigham Young to the Salt Lake Valley. The settlement was first abandoned due to the violence resulting from the border wars, but was re-established when the Civil War ended.

Adjacent Counties


  • McLouth
  • Meriden
  • Nortonville
  • Oskaloosa
  • Ozawkie
  • Perry
  • Valley Falls (County Seat)
  • Winchester

Other Townships & Communities: Boyle, Buck Creek, Delaware, Dunavant, Fairview, Grantville, Half Mound, Indian Ridge, Jefferson, Kaw, Kentucky, Lake Shore, Medina, Mooney Creek, Newman, Norton, Rock Creek, Sarcoxie, Thompsonville, Union, West Shore and Williamstown



Genealogy Trails

Buck Creek School

The Newell House