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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)

Rawson Reunion

WAMEGO, KS - Eighty-year-old twins Henry A. Rawson, Marquette, and H. Alfred Rawson of Wamego, enjoyed a reunion with their oldest sister, Mrs. Ellen Lattimore, 87, of Mt Clemens, Mich., their youngest sister, Mrs. Paul Cobb of Los Angeles, and a brother, Paul Rawson...

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A Balky, Unruly Mule

WAMEGO, KS - Dr. A.N. Ruby is nursing a broken left arm. He sustained the break while attempting to treat a balky mule. He was standing on the Manger rail and accidentally fell when the mule became unruly.  The Wamego Reporter, Wamego, Kansas.  May 23, 1940.  (c)...

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Alex Kaine Dead

WAMEGO, KS - “Alex” Kaine a prominent farmer and resident here for the past 16 years, died at Genn Hospital early Tuesday morning, April 2. He had been a patient at the hospital several weeks following a major operation. Mr. Kaine was born at Hoysten, Compsie,...

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Fire at Old Louisville Bridge

WAMEGO, KS - While a stalk field near the old Louisville bridge was being burned Tuesday afternoon, fire jumped across Rock Creek and set a pile of driftwood on fire. From there the flooring of the bridge caught on fire. Local people were doing a good job of saving...

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Ed Murphy Died

WAMEGO, KS - His many friends in this county were grieved to learn of the death of Ed Murphy, although his age and long and serious illness caused it to be not unexpected. Few men had as many friends, won by his own friendliness and kindness. For 29 years he was...

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Pipe Dreams & Chickens

WAMEGO, KS - 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...

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