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Ford County is the southwesternmost (sic) organized county of Kansas, embracing Townships 25, 26, 27, 28 and 29 of Ranges 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26, being thirty miles from north to south and thirty-six miles from east to west, possessing an area of 1,080 square miles.1

Organized in 1873. County Seat, Dodge City. Named in honor of Colonel James H. Ford, of the Second Colorado Cavalry, and Brevet Brigadier-General of the United States Volunteers.2

1. William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas
published in 1883 by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, IL.
2. History of Kansas, Noble Prentis, (Winfield: E.P. Greer. 1899)

Cemeteries
History - Directories
Description File Size Date Submitter
Ford County Medical Directory 1920 3K Feb 2009 Joy Fisher The Registry
History - Letters
Description File Size Submitter Date
Finley: Letter From Maj. Gordon L. Finley June 24, 1929 1K Jan 2007 Lynn Beatty
Military Records
Description File Size Submitter Date
Ford County, KS 1883 List of Pensioners on the Roll 6 KB Dec 1, 1997 Marcia Philbrick
Miscellaneous
Description File Size Submitter Date
50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE CITY OF FORD, FORD CO., KANSAS 1887-1937 1 KB Sep 17, 1998 Barb Boese
Newspaper Articles
Description File Size Date Submitter
Arrest Of Henry Bauer, Alias "Dutch Henry" June 21, 1876 3K Nov 2007 Cic. Stetter
Obituaries
Description File Size Date Submitter
Achilles, Micheal E. November 4, 2005 2K Jan 2008 Oz
Barby, Alfred Harry October 2, 2005 2K Aug 2007 Oz
Boese, Barbara K. October 7, 2007 2K Oct 2007 Jim Laird
Gjerstad, Leona Arlene (Lane) October 25, 2005 2K Aug 2007 Oz
Hill, Richard Hastings February 26, 2008 5K Nov 2009 David Hill
Hill, Rose Marie Peine December 3, 2009 3K Dec 2009 David Hill
Rickner, Glen Arthur December 31, 2005 1K Aug 2007 Oz
Waldner, Lucy Mae Shadwick August 30, 2005 1K Aug 2007 Oz
Yardley, Virgil Leslie October 26, 2005 1K Aug 2007 Oz
Photos of Tombstones
Maple Grove Cemetery
Description File Size Date Submitter
Swanson, Dorothy Lois & Arthur C. Image 24K Nov 2009 Vicki Metz
Swanson, Mark Image 299K Nov 2009 Vicki Metz
Swanson, Ted Image 298K Nov 2009 Vicki Metz


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