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Stafford County is centrally located in the territory embraced within this bend of the river. It is in the third tier of counties from the south line of the State, and in the first tier west of a central line drawn through the State from north to south. The county seat is 180 miles east of the west line of the State, and 220 miles west of the east line. The county is bounded on the north by Barton County, on the south by Pratt, on the east by Reno and Rice, and on the west by Edwards and Pawnee Counties. It contains 506,880 acres, or 792 square miles, and, for municipal purposes, is divided into twelve civil townships, and for local government into three Commissioner districts.1

Organized in 1873. County seat St. John. In memory of Lewis Stafford, Captain of Company E, First Kansas Infantry, who was accidentally killed at Young's Point, La., January 31, 1863.2

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
Deeds
File Description File Size Date Submitter
Allen, L.G. And J.W. - Cruse, Samuel And Jennie May 4, 1885 4K Mar 2007 Ron Reid
Cruse, Henry - Brookman, Stephen H. January 22, 1883 2K Aug 2007 Ronald Reid
Cruse, John H. - Arthur, Chester A. September 10, 1883 3K Aug 2007 Ronald Reid
Cruse, Samuel S. - Arthur, Chester A. September 30, 1882 3K Mar 2007 Ron Reid
Milton, Robert L. - Cruse, Samuel S. And Jane P. January 26, 1888 4K Mar 2007 Ron Reid
History - Directories
Description File Size Date Submitter
Stafford County Medical Directory 1920 3K Feb 2009 Joy Fisher The Registry
Military Records
File Description File Size Date Submitter
1883 List of Pensioners on the Roll 4 kb Oct 1997 Mike Sweeney
Obituaries
File Description File Size Date Submitter
Chadd, Holly Sylvester 1918 1K Dec 2007 Joy Fisher The Registry
Gillispie, George W. February 7, 1887 1K Mar 2008 Richard Johnson
Groves, John Newton May 29, 1905 2K Dec 2007 Anita Woodard
Photos of Documents
File Description File Size Date Submitter
Stewart, Abbie & Groves, John Marrige Certificate 1882 Image 90K Nov 2007 Anita Woodard
Photos of Persons
File Description File Size Date Submitter
Groves, Abbie Martha McNeil Stewart Image 95K Dec 2007 Anita Woodard
Groves, John Newton Image 46K Nov 2007 Anita Woodard
Photos of Tombstones
Peace Creek Cemetery
File Description File Size Date Submitter
Woodard, Anita Image 108K Nov 2007 Anita Woodard
Vital Records
Marriage Records
File Description File Size Date Submitter
Goss, Polly October 25, 1919 2K Feb 2011 Idella Slaughter

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