Lyon County Historical Archives

                                                                          Preserving your past for their future.
225 East Sixth Avenue
Emporia, KS 66801
FAX 620-340-6318

10 am - 4 pm
Tuesday through Friday

Saturday, Sunday, Monday
and National Holidays

Archives Building

Research Aids for Lyon County, Kansas

Lyon County Vital Records 1885-1911
   Includes registered birth, death, and marriages
Lyon County Territorial Census 1856-1858
Breckenridge County Federal Census 1860
Lyon County Federal Census 1870-1930
Lyon County State Census 1865-1925
Lyon County Enumeration and Residents List 1891-1975
Lyon County Cemetery burial records for:
   Hartford Cemetery, Hartford, KS
   Maplewood/Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Emporia, KS
   Sacred Heart Cemetery, Emporia, KS
   Potter's Field, Emporia, KS
   Mount Calvary Cemetery, Reading, KS
Lyon County Tombstone Inscription Readings
Family Files
    Numerous family worksheets submitted by researchers or compiled by Archive staff
Family Bible Index
Lyon County Schools
Rural School enrollments 1923, 1939-1958
    Whittier School history
    Year Books for:
           Emporia High School 1911-2000
           College of Emporia 1909-1973
           Normal/Emporia State University 1898-1996
Gilson Scrapbooks
       Exclusive to the Lyon County Historical Archives, these scrapbooks are newspaper clippings
       arranged by surname from the late 1890’s to date. The surname files may include births, deaths,
       marriages, family reunions,anniversary, organization, school, or church activities.
Preston B. Plumb GAR Post #55
Personal Civil War Sketches of the Members of Post #55
Oral Interviews
    Mexican-Americans (1980's)
    Flint Hills Oral History
Lyon County Pioneers
   Family histories of the first pioneers of Lyon County
James Herrick Family Collection
   File cards and family group sheets of Hartford, KS residents may include births, deaths, burials,
   and marriages.
Emporia City Directories
   1870 to 2000, non inclusive.
Lyon County Newspapers
Photo Collection
   Approximately 10,000 photographs consisting of Families, Buildings, Events, Schools, and
   Railroads in Lyon County.
Lyon County Military Pages
    World War I Casualties
        Excerpts from Kansas Casualties in the World War 1917-1919,  Compiled by Adjutant General of
            Kansas 1921
War Memorials
    Fremont Park
    Spanish-American Memorial
    Maple Wood Cemetary
    Soden Grove Memorial Park


The staff at the Lyon County Historical Archives is available to assist patrons with research. When requesting research by mail or email, please include the full name of the person you are researching, a time period, and what you require; birth, death, marriage, location of residence, obit, etc. The more information you provide the sooner we are able to return an answer to you. We request donations of $10 per hour for research and $.50 per copy. Donations are tax deductible as we are a not for profit organization.  It is only through the generousity of our patrons that we are able to provide research assistance.  
All items may be copied for personal use only.

This web site compiled with the patient assistance of ESU SLIM student Cabrina Swinney.
Created March 12, 2002. Last updated 05/23/03
 Welsh-Farmstead/Lyon County Historical Museum

Research and text for War Memorials compiled by SLIM student Jennifer Burdoo, 2003
War Memorial pictures taken by Robert Lavington, 2003