Historical Research

Dates of Records Available


The Register of Deeds Office (known in some states as the Recorder’s Office) often goes back to pre-statehood. Our records here in Jefferson County date back to the mid-1800s.

Additional Information Available


  • School census records
  • Cemetery deeds and plats
  • Old county atlas books
  • Tombstone inscription and burial information from 1854–1986
  • Marriage license information from 1855–1930

More Information


For more information, please contact the Register of Deeds Office at (785) 403-0000 Ext. 5.