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Morton County, in the extreme southwest corner of the state, is bounded on the north by Stanton county; on the east by Stevens; on the south by the State of Oklahoma, and on the west by the State of Colorado. It comprises the territory defined as Kansas county in 1873, except that it extends 3 miles further east. The boundaries were defined in Feb., 1886, by the legislature as follows: "Commencing at the intersection of the section line 3 miles east of the west line of range 39 west with the 6th standard parallel; thence south along said section line to where it intersects the south boundary line of the State of Kansas; thence west along said boundary line to the southwest corner of the State of Kansas; thence north along the west boundary line of the State of Kansas to where it intersects the 6th standard parallel; thence east to the place of beginning."1

Organized November 18, 1886. County seat, Richfield. Was named in honor of Honorable Oliver P. Morton, of Indiana.2

1. Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history...Vol II
Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar.
2. History of Kansas, Noble Prentis, (Winfield: E.P. Greer. 1899)

Cemeteries
History - Directories
Description File Size Date Submitter
Morton County Medical Directory 1920 2K Feb 2009 Joy Fisher The Registry
Military Records
File Description File Size Date Submitter
Army Enlistees (World War II) 28K Mar 2007 Joy Fisher The Registry
Obituaries
File Description File Size Date Submitter
May, Stella Lavena (Carlile) August 2, 2007 >3K Aug 2007 Maggie Stewart
Oshel, Irene August 1, 2007 1K Aug 2007 Maggie Stewart
Palmer, Dale July 29, 2007 3K Aug 2007 Maggie Stewart


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