List of counties in Kansas


This is a list of counties in the US state of Kansas Select from the links at right to go directly to an article, or browse the listing below for additional information Every license plate issued by the state contains the same two-letter abbreviation for the county in which its vehicle is registered

Kansas has 105 counties, the sixth-highest total of any state Many of the counties in the eastern part of the state are named after prominent Americans from the late 18th and early-to-mid-19th centuries, while those in the central and western part of the state are named for figures in the American Civil War Several counties throughout the state bear names of Native American origin No Kansas county has two words in its name

Wyandotte County and the city of Kansas City operate as a unified government As of January 1, 2009 Greeley County and the city of Tribune unified to form the Unified Government of Greeley County1

Contents

  • 1 Alphabetical list
  • 2 Former counties of Kansas
  • 3 See also
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Alphabetical listedit

County
FIPS County Code
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County seat
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Established
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Origin
Etymology
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County Code
Population
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Area
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Map
Allen County 001 Iola 1855 One of the original 36 counties William Allen, US Senator from Ohio and prominent supporter of westward expansion AL 7004133190000000000♠13,319 7002503000000000000♠503 sq mi
7003130300000000000♠1,303 km2
Anderson County 003 Garnett 1855 One of the original 36 counties Joseph C Anderson, Kansas territorial legislator and Border Ruffian during "Bleeding Kansas" AN 7003791700000000000♠7,917 7002583000000000000♠583 sq mi
7003151000000000000♠1,510 km2
Atchison County 005 Atchison 1855 One of the original 36 counties David Rice Atchison, US Senator from Missouri and Border Ruffian during "Bleeding Kansas" AT 7004168130000000000♠16,813 7002432000000000000♠432 sq mi
7003111900000000000♠1,119 km2
Barber County 007 Medicine Lodge 1867 From unorganized area Thomas W Barber, prominent Free-Stater killed in the Wakarusa War BA 7003486100000000000♠4,861 7003113400000000000♠1,134 sq mi
7003293700000000000♠2,937 km2
Barton County 009 Great Bend 1867 From unorganized area Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross BT 7004275570000000000♠27,557 7002894000000000000♠894 sq mi
7003231500000000000♠2,315 km2
Bourbon County 011 Fort Scott 1855 One of the original 36 counties Bourbon County, Kentucky, from which many original settlers hailed BB 7004148970000000000♠14,897 7002637000000000000♠637 sq mi
7003165000000000000♠1,650 km2
Brown County 013 Hiawatha 1855 One of the original 36 counties Formerly Browne County Albert Gallatin Brown, US Senator from Mississippi and Kansas statehood advocate BR 7003988100000000000♠9,881 7002571000000000000♠571 sq mi
7003147900000000000♠1,479 km2
Butler County 015 El Dorado 1855 One of the original 36 counties Andrew Pickens Butler, US Senator from South Carolina and Kansas statehood advocate BU 7004658270000000000♠65,827 7003142800000000000♠1,428 sq mi
7003369900000000000♠3,699 km2
Chase County 017 Cottonwood Falls 1859 Formed from Butler and Wise counties Salmon Portland Chase, US Senator from Ohio and Kansas statehood advocate CS 7003275700000000000♠2,757 7002776000000000000♠776 sq mi
7003201000000000000♠2,010 km2
Chautauqua County 019 Sedan 1875 Formed from Howard County Chautauqua County, New York, from which many early settlers hailed CQ 7003357100000000000♠3,571 7002642000000000000♠642 sq mi
7003166300000000000♠1,663 km2
Cherokee County 021 Columbus 1855 One of the original 36 counties Formerly McGee County Cherokee Native Americans, whose lands borders the county in nearby Indian Territory CK 7004212260000000000♠21,226 7002587000000000000♠587 sq mi
7003152000000000000♠1,520 km2
Cheyenne County 023 Saint Francis 1873 From unorganized area Cheyenne Native Americans, who inhabited the area CN 7003267800000000000♠2,678 7003102000000000000♠1,020 sq mi
7003264200000000000♠2,642 km2
Clark County 025 Ashland 1885 Formed from Ford County Charles F Clarke, Captain in 6th Regiment Kansas Volunteer Cavalry during American Civil War6 CA 7003218100000000000♠2,181 7002975000000000000♠975 sq mi
7003252500000000000♠2,525 km2
Clay County 027 Clay Center 1857 From unorganized area Henry Clay, influential US Senator from Kentucky CY 7003853100000000000♠8,531 7002644000000000000♠644 sq mi
7003166800000000000♠1,668 km2
Cloud County 029 Concordia 1866 Formed from Washington Formerly Shirley County William F Cloud, Union general in the American Civil War who chiefly fought in Kansas and Missouri CD 7003939700000000000♠9,397 7002716000000000000♠716 sq mi
7003185400000000000♠1,854 km2
Coffey County 031 Burlington 1855 One of the original 36 counties AM Coffey, territorial legislator and Free-Stater during Bleeding Kansas CF 7003850200000000000♠8,502 7002630000000000000♠630 sq mi
7003163200000000000♠1,632 km2
Comanche County 033 Coldwater 1867 From unorganized area Comanche Native Americans, who lived in the area CM 7003191300000000000♠1,913 7002788000000000000♠788 sq mi
7003204100000000000♠2,041 km2
Cowley County 035 Winfield 1867 Formed from Butler County Matthew R Cowley, Union lieutenant and distinguished Civil War hero CL 7004362880000000000♠36,288 7003112600000000000♠1,126 sq mi
7003291600000000000♠2,916 km2
Crawford County 037 Girard 1867 Bourbon and Cherokee Counties Samuel J Crawford, third Governor of Kansas CR 7004393610000000000♠39,361 7002593000000000000♠593 sq mi
7003153600000000000♠1,536 km2
Decatur County 039 Oberlin 1873 From unorganized area Stephen Decatur, naval commodore and War of 1812 hero DC 7003287100000000000♠2,871 7002894000000000000♠894 sq mi
7003231500000000000♠2,315 km2
Dickinson County 041 Abilene 1857 From unorganized area Daniel Stevens Dickinson, US Senator from New York and Kansas statehood advocate DK 7004197620000000000♠19,762 7002848000000000000♠848 sq mi
7003219600000000000♠2,196 km2
Doniphan County 043 Troy 1855 One of the original 36 counties Alexander William Doniphan, Mexican-American War hero and pro-slavery sympathizer in "Bleeding Kansas" DP 7003786400000000000♠7,864 7002392000000000000♠392 sq mi
7003101500000000000♠1,015 km2
Douglas County 045 Lawrence 1855 One of the original 36 counties Stephen Arnold Douglas, US Senator from Illinois and advocate for the moderate popular sovereignty choice in the Kansas slavery debate DG 7005112864000000000♠112,864 7002457000000000000♠457 sq mi
7003118400000000000♠1,184 km2
Edwards County 047 Kinsley 1874 Formed from Kiowa County John H Edwards, state senator who pushed for creation of the county ED 7003297900000000000♠2,979 7002622000000000000♠622 sq mi
7003161100000000000♠1,611 km2
Elk County 049 Howard 1875 Formed from Howard County Elk River, which originates in the county EK 7003272000000000000♠2,720 7002648000000000000♠648 sq mi
7003167800000000000♠1,678 km2
Ellis County 051 Hays 1867 From unorganized area George Ellis, Union lieutenant and distinguished Civil War hero EL 7004290530000000000♠29,053 7002900000000000000♠900 sq mi
7003233100000000000♠2,331 km2
Ellsworth County 053 Ellsworth 1867 From unorganized area Fort Ellsworth, a Union Civil War outpost in the area EW 7003649400000000000♠6,494 7002716000000000000♠716 sq mi
7003185400000000000♠1,854 km2
Finney County 055 Garden City 1883 Formed from Arapahoe, Grant, Kearney and Sequoyah Counties David W Finney, tenth lieutenant governor of Kansas FI 7004372000000000000♠37,200 7003130000000000000♠1,300 sq mi
7003336700000000000♠3,367 km2
Ford County 057 Dodge City 1867 From unorganized area James H Ford, Union general in the Civil War who mainly fought in Kansas and Missouri FO 7004347520000000000♠34,752 7003109900000000000♠1,099 sq mi
7003284600000000000♠2,846 km2
Franklin County 059 Ottawa 1855 One of the original 36 counties Benjamin Franklin, orator, writer, scholar, and founding father of the US FR 7004259060000000000♠25,906 7002574000000000000♠574 sq mi
7003148700000000000♠1,487 km2
Geary County 061 Junction City 1855 One of the original 36 counties Formerly Davis County John White Geary, Union general in the Civil War who mainly fought in Kansas and Missouri, and who later became Kansas territorial governor GE 7004380130000000000♠38,013 7002384000000000000♠384 sq mi
7002995000000000000♠995 km2
Gove County 063 Gove City 1868 From unorganized area Grenville L Gove, Captain in the 11th Regiment Kansas Volunteer Cavalry during the Civil War7 GO 7003272900000000000♠2,729 7003107200000000000♠1,072 sq mi
7003277600000000000♠2,776 km2
Graham County 065 Hill City 1867 From unorganized area John L Graham, Union captain and Civil War hero GH 7003257800000000000♠2,578 7002898000000000000♠898 sq mi
7003232600000000000♠2,326 km2
Grant County 067 Ulysses 1888 Formed from Finney and Hamilton Counties Ulysses Simpson Grant, commander of Union forces during the Civil War and US President GT 7003792300000000000♠7,923 7002575000000000000♠575 sq mi
7003148900000000000♠1,489 km2
Gray County 069 Cimarron 1887 Formed from Finney and Ford Counties Alfred Gray, Kansas Secretary of Agriculture GY 7003603000000000000♠6,030 7002869000000000000♠869 sq mi
7003225100000000000♠2,251 km2
Greeley County 071 Tribune 1873 From unorganized area Horace Greeley, publisher of the New York Tribune and anti-slavery advocate GL 7003129800000000000♠1,298 7002778000000000000♠778 sq mi
7003201500000000000♠2,015 km2
Greenwood County 073 Eureka 1855 One of the original 36 counties Alfred B Greenwood, US Representative from Arkansas and Kansas statehood advocate GW 7003645400000000000♠6,454 7003114000000000000♠1,140 sq mi
7003295300000000000♠2,953 km2
Hamilton County 075 Syracuse 1873 From unorganized area Alexander Hamilton, first US Treasury Secretary and founding father HM 7003263900000000000♠2,639 7002996000000000000♠996 sq mi
7003258000000000000♠2,580 km2
Harper County 077 Anthony 1867 From unorganized area Marion Harper, Union sergeant and Civil War hero HP 7003591100000000000♠5,911 7002802000000000000♠802 sq mi
7003207700000000000♠2,077 km2
Harvey County 079 Newton 1872 Formed from McPherson, Sedgwick and Reno Counties James M Harvey, fifth governor of Kansas HV 7004348520000000000♠34,852 7002539000000000000♠539 sq mi
7003139600000000000♠1,396 km2
Haskell County 081 Sublette 1887 Formed from Finney and Ford Counties Dudley Chase Haskell, US Representative from Kansas HS 7003425600000000000♠4,256 7002577000000000000♠577 sq mi
7003149400000000000♠1,494 km2
Hodgeman County 083 Jetmore 1867 From unorganized area Formerly Hageman County Amos Hodgman, Union captain and Civil War hero HG 7003196300000000000♠1,963 7002860000000000000♠860 sq mi
7003222700000000000♠2,227 km2
Jackson County 085 Holton 1855 One of the original 36 counties Formerly Calhoun County Andrew Jackson, seventh US President JA 7004134490000000000♠13,449 7002657000000000000♠657 sq mi
7003170200000000000♠1,702 km2
Jefferson County 087 Oskaloosa 1855 One of the original 36 counties Thomas Jefferson, third US President and founding father JF 7004189450000000000♠18,945 7002536000000000000♠536 sq mi
7003138800000000000♠1,388 km2
Jewell County 089 Mankato 1867 From unorganized area Lewis R Jewell, Union colonel and Civil War hero JW 7003304600000000000♠3,046 7002909000000000000♠909 sq mi
7003235400000000000♠2,354 km2
Johnson County 091 Olathe 1855 One of the original 36 counties Thomas Johnson, Methodist missionary who was one of the state's first settlers JO 7005559913000000000♠559,913 7002477000000000000♠477 sq mi
7003123500000000000♠1,235 km2
Kearny County 093 Lakin 1887 Formed from Finney and Hamilton Counties Philip Kearny, American general in the Mexican-American and Civil Wars KE 7003396800000000000♠3,968 7002870000000000000♠870 sq mi
7003225300000000000♠2,253 km2
Kingman County 095 Kingman 1872 Harper and Reno Counties Samuel A Kingman, Chief Justice of the Kansas Supreme Court KM 7003786300000000000♠7,863 7002864000000000000♠864 sq mi
7003223800000000000♠2,238 km2
Kiowa County 097 Greensburg 1886 Formed from Comanche and Edwards Counties Kiowa Native Americans, who inhabited the area KW 7003249600000000000♠2,496 7002722000000000000♠722 sq mi
7003187000000000000♠1,870 km2
Labette County 099 Oswego 1867 Formed from Neosho County Pierre La Bette, French fur trapper who formed a peaceful relationship with area natives LB 7004212840000000000♠21,284 7002649000000000000♠649 sq mi
7003168100000000000♠1,681 km2
Lane County 101 Dighton 1873 From unorganized area James H Lane, US Senator from Kansas and Free-Stater during "Bleeding Kansas" LE 7003170400000000000♠1,704 7002717000000000000♠717 sq mi
7003185700000000000♠1,857 km2
Leavenworth County 103 Leavenworth 1855 One of the original 36 counties Henry Leavenworth, general in the Indian Wars who established a fort in the area LV 7004777390000000000♠77,739 7002463000000000000♠463 sq mi
7003119900000000000♠1,199 km2
Lincoln County 105 Lincoln 1867 From unorganized area Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth US President LC 7003317400000000000♠3,174 7002719000000000000♠719 sq mi
7003186200000000000♠1,862 km2
Linn County 107 Mound City 1855 One of the original 36 counties Lewis Fields Linn, US Senator from Kentucky whose family was later involved in the settlement of Kansas LN 7003944100000000000♠9,441 7002599000000000000♠599 sq mi
7003155100000000000♠1,551 km2
Logan County 109 Oakley 1888 Formed from Wallace County formerly named St John County John Alexander Logan, prominent Union Civil War general and US Senator from Illinois LG 7003278400000000000♠2,784 7003107300000000000♠1,073 sq mi
7003277900000000000♠2,779 km2
Lyon County 111 Emporia 1855 One of the original 36 counties Formerly Breckenridge County Nathaniel Lyon, first Union general to be killed in the Civil War LY 7004337480000000000♠33,748 7002851000000000000♠851 sq mi
7003220400000000000♠2,204 km2
Marion County 115 Marion 1860 From unorganized area Francis Marion, American Revolutionary War hero MN 7004123470000000000♠12,347 7002943000000000000♠943 sq mi
7003244200000000000♠2,442 km2
Marshall County 117 Marysville 1855 One of the original 36 counties Frank J Marshall, state representative who became locally known for operating the first ferry over the Big Blue River MS 7004100220000000000♠10,022 7002903000000000000♠903 sq mi
7003233900000000000♠2,339 km2
McPherson County 113 McPherson 1867 From unorganized area James Birdseye McPherson, prominent Union Civil War general MP 7004293560000000000♠29,356 7002900000000000000♠900 sq mi
7003233100000000000♠2,331 km2
Meade County 119 Meade 1885 Formed from Finney, Ford and Seward Counties George Gordon Meade, Union Civil War general best known for his victory at the Battle of Gettysburg ME 7003439600000000000♠4,396 7002978000000000000♠978 sq mi
7003253300000000000♠2,533 km2
Miami County 121 Paola 1855 One of the original 36 counties Formerly Lykins Miami Native Americans, who lived in the area MI 7004326120000000000♠32,612 7002577000000000000♠577 sq mi
7003149400000000000♠1,494 km2
Mitchell County 123 Beloit 1867 From unorganized area William D Mitchell, Union captain and Civil War hero MC 7003635500000000000♠6,355 7002700000000000000♠700 sq mi
7003181300000000000♠1,813 km2
Montgomery County 125 Independence 1867 Formed from Wilson County Richard Montgomery, Revolutionary War hero MG 7004344590000000000♠34,459 7002645000000000000♠645 sq mi
7003167100000000000♠1,671 km2
Morris County 127 Council Grove 1855 One of the original 36 counties Formerly Wise County Thomas Morris, US Senator from Ohio and anti-slavery advocate MR 7003585400000000000♠5,854 7002697000000000000♠697 sq mi
7003180500000000000♠1,805 km2
Morton County 129 Elkhart 1886 Formed from Seward County Oliver P Morton, Governor of Indiana and prominent anti-slavery advocate MT 7003316900000000000♠3,169 7002730000000000000♠730 sq mi
7003189100000000000♠1,891 km2
Nemaha County 131 Seneca 1855 One of the original 36 counties Formerly Dorn County Nemaha River, which passes through the county NM 7004101320000000000♠10,132 7002719000000000000♠719 sq mi
7003186200000000000♠1,862 km2
Neosho County 133 Erie 1855 One of the original 36 counties Formerly Dorn County Neosho River, which passes through the county NO 7004164060000000000♠16,406 7002572000000000000♠572 sq mi
7003148100000000000♠1,481 km2
Ness County 135 Ness City 1867 From unorganized area Noah V Ness, Corporal in 7th Regiment Kansas Volunteer Cavalry during Civil War8 NS 7003306800000000000♠3,068 7003107500000000000♠1,075 sq mi
7003278400000000000♠2,784 km2
Norton County 137 Norton 1867 From unorganized area Formerly Billings 1873-9 Orloff Norton, Union captain and Civil War hero NT 7003561200000000000♠5,612 7002878000000000000♠878 sq mi
7003227400000000000♠2,274 km2
Osage County 139 Lyndon 1855 One of the original 36 counties Formerly Weller County Osage River, which flows through the county OS 7004161420000000000♠16,142 7002704000000000000♠704 sq mi
7003182300000000000♠1,823 km2
Osborne County 141 Osborne 1867 From unorganized area Vincent B Osborne, Union soldier and Civil War hero OB 7003380600000000000♠3,806 7002893000000000000♠893 sq mi
7003231300000000000♠2,313 km2
Ottawa County 143 Minneapolis 1860 From unorganized area Ottawa Native Americans, who lived in the area OT 7003607200000000000♠6,072 7002721000000000000♠721 sq mi
7003186700000000000♠1,867 km2
Pawnee County 145 Larned 1867 From unorganized area Pawnee Native Americans, who lived in the area PN 7003692800000000000♠6,928 7002754000000000000♠754 sq mi
7003195300000000000♠1,953 km2
Phillips County 147 Phillipsburg 1867 From unorganized area William Phillips, state legislator who pushed for creation of the county, and later US Representative PL 7003551900000000000♠5,519 7002886000000000000♠886 sq mi
7003229500000000000♠2,295 km2
Pottawatomie County 149 Westmoreland 1857 Formed from Calhoun and Riley Pottawatomie Native Americans, who lived in the area PT 7004223020000000000♠22,302 7002844000000000000♠844 sq mi
7003218600000000000♠2,186 km2
Pratt County 151 Pratt 1867 From unorganized area Caleb Pratt, Union lieutenant and Civil War hero PR 7003972800000000000♠9,728 7002735000000000000♠735 sq mi
7003190400000000000♠1,904 km2
Rawlins County 153 Atwood 1873 From unorganized area John Aaron Rawlins, prominent Union Civil War general RA 7003256000000000000♠2,560 7003107000000000000♠1,070 sq mi
7003277100000000000♠2,771 km2
Reno County 155 Hutchinson 1867 From unorganized area Jesse L Reno, prominent Union Civil War general RN 7004644380000000000♠64,438 7003125400000000000♠1,254 sq mi
7003324800000000000♠3,248 km2
Republic County 157 Belleville 1868 Formed from Washington County Republican River, which flows through the county RP 7003485800000000000♠4,858 7002716000000000000♠716 sq mi
7003185400000000000♠1,854 km2
Rice County 159 Lyons 1867 From unorganized area Samuel A Rice, prominent Union Civil War general RC 7003998500000000000♠9,985 7002727000000000000♠727 sq mi
7003188300000000000♠1,883 km2
Riley County 161 Manhattan 1855 One of the original 36 counties Bennett C Riley, Mexican-American War hero RL 7004755080000000000♠75,508 7002610000000000000♠610 sq mi
7003158000000000000♠1,580 km2
Rooks County 163 Stockton 1867 From unorganized area John C Rooks, Private in 11th Regiment Kansas Volunteer Cavalry during Civil War6 RO 7003522300000000000♠5,223 7002888000000000000♠888 sq mi
7003230000000000000♠2,300 km2
Rush County 165 La Crosse 1867 From unorganized area Alexander Rush, Union captain and Civil War hero RH 7003322000000000000♠3,220 7002718000000000000♠718 sq mi
7003186000000000000♠1,860 km2
Russell County 167 Russell 1867 From unorganized area Alva P Russell, Union captain and Civil War hero RS 7003694600000000000♠6,946 7002885000000000000♠885 sq mi
7003229200000000000♠2,292 km2
Saline County 169 Salina 1860 From unorganized area Saline River, which flows through the county SA 7004559880000000000♠55,988 7002720000000000000♠720 sq mi
7003186500000000000♠1,865 km2
Scott County 171 Scott City 1873 From unorganized area Winfield Scott, Mexican-American War hero and unsuccessful presidential candidate SC 7003493700000000000♠4,937 7002718000000000000♠718 sq mi
7003186000000000000♠1,860 km2
Sedgwick County 173 Wichita 1867 Formed from Butler County John Sedgwick, highest ranking Union general killed in the Civil War SG 7005503889000000000♠503,889 7003100000000000000♠1,000 sq mi
7003259000000000000♠2,590 km2
Seward County 175 Liberal 1873 From unorganized area William Henry Seward, US Secretary of State SW 7004235470000000000♠23,547 7002640000000000000♠640 sq mi
7003165800000000000♠1,658 km2
Shawnee County 177 Topeka 1855 One of the original 36 counties Shawnee Native Americans, who lived in the area SN 7005178991000000000♠178,991 7002550000000000000♠550 sq mi
7003142400000000000♠1,424 km2
Sheridan County 179 Hoxie 1873 From unorganized area Philip Henry Sheridan, prominent Union Civil War general SD 7003253800000000000♠2,538 7002896000000000000♠896 sq mi
7003232100000000000♠2,321 km2
Sherman County 181 Goodland 1873 From unorganized area William Tecumseh Sherman, prominent Civil War general SH 7003611300000000000♠6,113 7003105600000000000♠1,056 sq mi
7003273500000000000♠2,735 km2
Smith County 183 Smith Center 1867 From unorganized area J Nelson Smith, Union major and Civil War hero SM 7003376500000000000♠3,765 7002896000000000000♠896 sq mi
7003232100000000000♠2,321 km2
Stafford County 185 Saint John 1867 From unorganized area Lewis Stafford, Union captain and Civil War hero SF 7003435800000000000♠4,358 7002792000000000000♠792 sq mi
7003205100000000000♠2,051 km2
Stanton County 187 Johnson City 1887 Formed from Hamilton County Edwin McMasters Stanton, US Secretary of War during the Civil War ST 7003217500000000000♠2,175 7002680000000000000♠680 sq mi
7003176100000000000♠1,761 km2
Stevens County 189 Hugoton 1886 Formed from Seward County Thaddeus Stevens, US Representative from Pennsylvania who was a leader of Reconstruction politics SV 7003575600000000000♠5,756 7002728000000000000♠728 sq mi
7003188600000000000♠1,886 km2
Sumner County 191 Wellington 1867 Formed from Butler County Charles Sumner, US Senator from Massachusetts who was a leader of Reconstruction politics SU 7004236740000000000♠23,674 7003118200000000000♠1,182 sq mi
7003306100000000000♠3,061 km2
Thomas County 193 Colby 1873 From unorganized area George Henry Thomas, prominent Union Civil War general TH 7003794100000000000♠7,941 7003107500000000000♠1,075 sq mi
7003278400000000000♠2,784 km2
Trego County 195 WaKeeney 1867 From unorganized area Edgar P Trego, Union captain and Civil War hero TR 7003298600000000000♠2,986 7002888000000000000♠888 sq mi
7003230000000000000♠2,300 km2
Wabaunsee County 197 Alma 1855 One of the original 36 counties Formerly Richardson County Chief Wabaunsee, Potawatomi leader WB 7003703900000000000♠7,039 7002798000000000000♠798 sq mi
7003206700000000000♠2,067 km2
Wallace County 199 Sharon Springs 1868 From unorganized area WHL Wallace, prominent Union Civil War general WA 7003151700000000000♠1,517 7002914000000000000♠914 sq mi
7003236700000000000♠2,367 km2
Washington County 201 Washington 1857 From unorganized area George Washington, first US President and founding father WS 7003575800000000000♠5,758 7002898000000000000♠898 sq mi
7003232600000000000♠2,326 km2
Wichita County 203 Leoti 1873 From unorganized area Wichita Native Americans, who lived in the area WH 7003225600000000000♠2,256 7002719000000000000♠719 sq mi
7003186200000000000♠1,862 km2
Wilson County 205 Fredonia 1855 One of the original 36 counties Hiero T Wilson, Union colonel and Civil War hero WL 7003910500000000000♠9,105 7002574000000000000♠574 sq mi
7003148700000000000♠1,487 km2
Woodson County 207 Yates Center 1855 One of the original 36 counties Daniel Woodson, five time acting governor of Kansas Territory WO 7003327800000000000♠3,278 7002501000000000000♠501 sq mi
7003129800000000000♠1,298 km2
Wyandotte County 209 Kansas City 1859 Formed from Leavenworth and Johnson Counties Wyandotte Native Americans, who lived in the area WY 7005159129000000000♠159,129 7002151000000000000♠151 sq mi
7002391000000000000♠391 km2

Former counties of Kansasedit

Sortable table
County Dates Notes Source
Washington 1855–1857 One of 36 Original Counties 9
Seward 1861-67 Formerly part of Godfroy Dissolved into Greenwood and Howard Counties 10
Godfrey 1855-61 One of the Original 36 Counties Name changed to Seward around 1861 11
Hunter 1855-64 One of the Original 36 Counties Dissolved into Butler County 12
Irving 1860-4 Formed from Hunter County Dissolved into Butler County 13
Otoe 1860-4 Formed from Unorganized Area and dissolved into Butler County 14
Shirley 1860-5 Formed from Unorganized Area and dissolved into Washington County 15
Peketon 1860-5 Formed from Unorganized Area and dissolved back into Unorganized Area 16
Madison 1855-61 One of the Original 36 Counties Dissolved into Breckenridge and Greenwood 17
Howard 1867-75 Formed from Seward and Butler Counties Dissolved into Chautauqua and Elk Counties 18
Arapahoe 1873-83 Formed from Unorganized Area Dissolved into Finney County 19
Buffalo 1873-81 Formed from Unorganized Area Dissolved into Gray County 20
Kansas 1873-83 Formed from Unorganized Area Dissolved into Seward County 21
Sequoyah 1873-83 Formed from Unorganized Area Dissolved into Finney County 22
Garfield 1887-93 Formed from Finney and Hodgeman Counties and merged into Finney County 23
Billings 1873–1874 Created from Norton County and returned to Norton County 24
Davis One of 36 Original Counties, now part of Geary County

See alsoedit

  • Kansas counties ranked by per capita income
  • Kansas license plate county codes
  • Kansas census statistical areas
  • Lists of places in Kansas

Referencesedit

  1. ^ "Unified Greely county" Unified Government of Greeley County Retrieved 15 August 2013 
  2. ^ "EPA County FIPS Code Listing" EPAgov Retrieved 2008-04-30 
  3. ^ a b c National Association of Counties "NACo - Find a county" Retrieved 2008-04-30 
  4. ^ Kansas State Historical Society 2009-12-17 "Kansas Counties" Kansas County Factsheets Kansas State Historical Society Retrieved 21 March 2010 Individual county pages are sources used 
  5. ^ US County 2012 Estimated Census; censusgov Archived 7 July 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ a b Kansas Place-Names,John Rydjord, University of Oklahoma Press, 1972, p 400 ISBN 0-8061-0994-7
  7. ^ Kansas Place-Names,John Rydjord, University of Oklahoma Press, 1972, p 403 ISBN 0-8061-0994-7
  8. ^ Kansas Place-Names,John Rydjord, University of Oklahoma Press, 1972, p 407 ISBN 0-8061-0994-7
  9. ^ Kansas State Historical Society "Washington County, Kansas old defunct" Kansas County Factsheets Kansas State Historical Society Retrieved 27 November 2010 
  10. ^ Kansas State Historical Society "Seward County, Kansas defunct" Kansas County Factsheets Kansas State Historical Society Retrieved 27 November 2010 
  11. ^ Kansas State Historical Society "Godfrey County, Kansas defunct" Kansas County Factsheets Kansas State Historical Society Retrieved 3 April 2015 
  12. ^ Kansas State Historical Society "Hunter County, Kansas defunct" Kansas County Factsheets Kansas State Historical Society Retrieved 27 November 2010 
  13. ^ Kansas State Historical Society "Irving County, Kansas defunct" Kansas County Factsheets Kansas State Historical Society Retrieved 27 November 2010 
  14. ^ Kansas State Historical Society "Otoe County, Kansas defunct" Kansas County Factsheets Kansas State Historical Society Retrieved 27 November 2010 
  15. ^ Kansas State Historical Society "Shirley County, Kansas defunct" Kansas County Factsheets Kansas State Historical Society Retrieved 27 November 2010 
  16. ^ Kansas State Historical Society "Peketon County, Kansas defunct" Kansas County Factsheets Kansas State Historical Society Retrieved 27 November 2010 
  17. ^ Kansas State Historical Society "Madison County, Kansas defunct" Kansas County Factsheets Kansas State Historical Society Retrieved 27 November 2010 
  18. ^ Kansas State Historical Society "Howard County, Kansas defunct" Kansas County Factsheets Kansas State Historical Society Retrieved 27 November 2010 
  19. ^ Kansas State Historical Society "Arapahoe County, Kansas 2nd defunct" Kansas County Factsheets Kansas State Historical Society Retrieved 27 November 2010 
  20. ^ Kansas State Historical Society "Buffalo County, Kansas defunct" Kansas County Factsheets Kansas State Historical Society Retrieved 27 November 2010 
  21. ^ Kansas State Historical Society "Kansas County, Kansas defunct" Kansas County Factsheets Kansas State Historical Society Retrieved 27 November 2010 
  22. ^ Kansas State Historical Society "Sequoyah County, Kansas defunct" Kansas County Factsheets Kansas State Historical Society Retrieved 27 November 2010 
  23. ^ Kansas State Historical Society "Garfield County, Kansas defunct" Kansas County Factsheets Kansas State Historical Society Retrieved 27 November 2010 
  24. ^ Kansas State Historical Society "Billings County, Kansas defunct" Kansas County Factsheets Kansas State Historical Society Retrieved 27 November 2010 

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