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HARPER County lies in one of the most beautiful prairie regions of Kansas. South of it stretches the fertile Indian Territory, already containing nearly as many whites as aborigines, from which comes a vast and profitable traffic. From its fertile soil can be produced cereals enough to well-nigh supply the State, or turning south the vast army of stockmen with their cow-boys, an overplus is left for the ranges in the unorganized counties farther west.1

Organized in 1873. County seat Anthony. The organization of this county was one of the most glaring frauds ever perpetrated in the State. Attorney-General Williams, in his official report, says: "It is not pretended that Harper county ever had an inhabitant." The form of its organization was legal on paper, and that is all. In 1878 the organization became legal. The county was named in memory of Marion Harper, first sergeant of Company E, Second Regiment Kansas Cavalry. 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)

File Description File Size Date Submitter
Goodrich, Cutler W. 1841 - 4K Mar 2007 Joy Fisher The Registry
Census Records
File Description File Size Date Submitter
1885 Anthony, Harper County, Kansas Census Index 29 KB Sep 1997 Laura Wilson
History - Directories
Description File Size Date Submitter
Harper County Medical Directory 1920 3K Feb 2009 Joy Fisher The Registry
Military Records
File Description File Size Date Submitter
Civil War Pension: BURKE, John A. (1912) 6 KB Nov 2002 Janel Woodbury
1883 List of Pensioners on the Roll 6 KB Oct 1997 Laura Wilson
Newspaper Articles
Obituaries: A to L, M to Z
Photos of People
File Description File Size Date Submitter
Anthony Photo Image 217K Sep 1997 unknown
Names of Priscilla Girls Club, Attica, KS - 1906 Image 439K Sep 1997 Sioux Stoeckle
Photos of Tombstones - Singer Cemetery, Stohrville Township, Stohrville, Kansas (Partial Photos)
Vital Records

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