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Dickinson County Commissioner's Journal

Creator: Dickinson County (Kan.). Board of Commissioners

Date: 1861-1883

Level of Description: Series

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: MS81.01

Unit ID: 196551

Space Required/Quantity: 1 partial microfilm reel ; 35 mm.

Title (Main title): Dickinson County Commissioner's Journal

Titles (Other):

  • Commissioners journals
  • Commissioner's journal
  • County commissioner's journal
  • Journal
  • Commissioners' journal
  • County commissioners' journal
  • Dickinson County commissioners' journal
  • Board of Commissioners journals
  • Dickinson County (Kan.) journals

Administrative History

Administrative History: Established 1857 from part of Davis (present Geary) County and unorganized territory.

Scope and Content

Scope and content: Two microfilmed County Commissioners journals dated 1861-1877 and 1877-1883. The journals contain minutes and entries documenting the activities and decisions of the Board of County Commissioners for Dickinson County. Topics discussed include tax assessment and collection, election canvassing for county officers and related results, the issuance of bonds to raise funds for various bridges and the court house, lists of bills allowed to be paid to individuals out of county treasury funds, and purchasing stock in companies such as the Topeka, Salina, and Western Rail Road. Other topics are included. The entries are organized by date.

Contents: Microfilmed copy of the Dickinson County Commissioner's Journal, volumes 1 (1861-1877) and 2 (1877-1883).


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Index Terms


    Dickinson County (Kan.). Board of Commissioners
    Dickinson County (Kan.). Board of Commissioners -- Records and correspondence
    Corporate minutes -- Kansas -- Dickinson County
    Dickinson County (Kan.)
    County officials and employees -- Kansas -- Dickinson County
    Meetings -- Kansas -- Dickinson County
    Business meetings -- Kansas -- Dickinson County
    County government -- Kansas -- Dickinson County -- Records and correspondence

Creators and Contributors

Agency Classification:

    Local Government Agencies. Dickinson County. County Offices. County Clerk.

Additional Information for Researchers

Use and reproduction: Public record.

Reproduction: Microfilm. Topeka, Kan. : Kansas State Historical Society, 1956; roll MS 81.01, job order no. 127; available for research, inter-library loan, or purchase.

Holder of originals: Microfilm of original in the Dickinson County clerk's office (Abilene, Kan.)