List of counties in Kansas

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This is a list of counties in the U.S. state of Kansas. Select from the links at right to go directly to an article, or browse the listing below for additional information.

Kansas has 105 counties, the sixth-highest total of any state. Every license plate issued by the state contains the abbreviation for the county in which its vehicle is registered. No Kansas county has two words in its name. Also, most of the counties are congruent, meaning that some counties share the same shape and size.

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 County.[1]

Alphabetical list[edit source | edit]

County
FIPS code
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County seat
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Established
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Etymology
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County Code
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Allen County001Iola1855One of the original 36 countiesWilliam Allen, U.S. Senator from Ohio and prominent supporter of westward expansionAL700414385000000000014,3857002503000000000000503 sq mi
(70031303000000000001,303 km2)
State map highlighting Allen County
Anderson County003Garnett1855One of the original 36 countiesJoseph C. Anderson, Kansas territorial legislator and Border Ruffian during "Bleeding Kansas"AN70038110000000000008,1107002583000000000000583 sq mi
(70031510000000000001,510 km2)
State map highlighting Anderson County
Atchison County005Atchison1855One of the original 36 countiesDavid Rice Atchison, U.S. Senator from Missouri and Border Ruffian during "Bleeding Kansas"AT700416774000000000016,7747002432000000000000432 sq mi
(70031119000000000001,119 km2)
State map highlighting Atchison County
Barber County007Medicine Lodge1867From unorganized areaThomas W. Barber, prominent Free-Stater killed in the Wakarusa WarBA70035307000000000005,30770031134000000000001,134 sq mi
(70032937000000000002,937 km2)
State map highlighting Barber County
Barton County009Great Bend1867From unorganized areaClara Barton, founder of the American Red CrossBT700428205000000000028,2057002894000000000000894 sq mi
(70032315000000000002,315 km2)
State map highlighting Barton County
Bourbon County011Fort Scott1855One of the original 36 countiesBourbon County, Kentucky, from which many original settlers hailedBB700415379000000000015,3797002637000000000000637 sq mi
(70031650000000000001,650 km2)
State map highlighting Bourbon County
Brown County013Hiawatha1855One of the original 36 counties (Formerly Browne County)Albert Gallatin Brown, U.S. Senator from Mississippi and Kansas statehood advocateBR700410724000000000010,7247002571000000000000571 sq mi
(70031479000000000001,479 km2)
State map highlighting Brown County
Butler County015El Dorado1855One of the original 36 countiesAndrew Pickens Butler, U.S. Senator from South Carolina and Kansas statehood advocateBU700459482000000000059,48270031428000000000001,428 sq mi
(70033699000000000003,699 km2)
State map highlighting Butler County
Chase County017Cottonwood Falls1859Formed from Butler and Wise countiesSalmon Portland Chase, U.S. Senator from Ohio and Kansas statehood advocateCS70033030000000000003,0307002776000000000000776 sq mi
(70032010000000000002,010 km2)
State map highlighting Chase County
Chautauqua County019Sedan1875Formed from Howard CountyChautauqua County, New York, from which many early settlers hailedCQ70034359000000000004,3597002642000000000000642 sq mi
(70031663000000000001,663 km2)
State map highlighting Chautauqua County
Cherokee County021Columbus1855One of the original 36 counties (Formerly McGee County)Cherokee Native Americans, whose lands borders the county in nearby Indian TerritoryCK700422605000000000022,6057002587000000000000587 sq mi
(70031520000000000001,520 km2)
State map highlighting Cherokee County
Cheyenne County023Saint Francis1873From unorganized areaCheyenne Native Americans, who inhabited the areaCN70033165000000000003,16570031020000000000001,020 sq mi
(70032642000000000002,642 km2)
State map highlighting Cheyenne County
Clark County025Ashland1885Formed from Ford CountyCharles F. Clarke, Captain in 6th Regiment Kansas Volunteer Cavalry during American Civil War[5]CA70032390000000000002,3907002975000000000000975 sq mi
(70032525000000000002,525 km2)
State map highlighting Clark County
Clay County027Clay Center1857From unorganized areaHenry Clay, influential U.S. Senator from KentuckyCY70038822000000000008,8227002644000000000000644 sq mi
(70031668000000000001,668 km2)
State map highlighting Clay County
Cloud County029Concordia1866Formed from Washington (Formerly Shirley County)William F. Cloud, Union general in the American Civil War who chiefly fought in Kansas and MissouriCD700410268000000000010,2687002716000000000000716 sq mi
(70031854000000000001,854 km2)
State map highlighting Cloud County
Coffey County031Burlington1855One of the original 36 countiesA.M. Coffey, territorial legislator and Free-Stater during Bleeding KansasCF70038865000000000008,8657002630000000000000630 sq mi
(70031632000000000001,632 km2)
State map highlighting Coffey County
Comanche County033Coldwater1867From unorganized areaComanche Native Americans, who lived in the areaCM70031967000000000001,9677002788000000000000788 sq mi
(70032041000000000002,041 km2)
State map highlighting Comanche County
Cowley County035Winfield1867Formed from Butler CountyMatthew R. Cowley, Union lieutenant and distinguished Civil War heroCL700436291000000000036,29170031126000000000001,126 sq mi
(70032916000000000002,916 km2)
State map highlighting Cowley County
Crawford County037Girard1867Bourbon and Cherokee CountiesSamuel J. Crawford, third Governor of KansasCR700438242000000000038,2427002593000000000000593 sq mi
(70031536000000000001,536 km2)
State map highlighting Crawford County
Decatur County039Oberlin1873From unorganized areaStephen Decatur, naval commodore and War of 1812 heroDC70033472000000000003,4727002894000000000000894 sq mi
(70032315000000000002,315 km2)
State map highlighting Decatur County
Dickinson County041Abilene1857From unorganized areaDaniel Stevens Dickinson, U.S. Senator from New York and Kansas statehood advocateDK700419344000000000019,3447002848000000000000848 sq mi
(70032196000000000002,196 km2)
State map highlighting Dickinson County
Doniphan County043Troy1855One of the original 36 countiesAlexander William Doniphan, Mexican-American War hero and pro-slavery sympathizer in "Bleeding Kansas"DP70038249000000000008,2497002392000000000000392 sq mi
(70031015000000000001,015 km2)
State map highlighting Doniphan County
Douglas County045Lawrence1855One of the original 36 countiesStephen Arnold Douglas, U.S. Senator from Illinois and advocate for the moderate popular sovereignty choice in the Kansas slavery debateDG700499962000000000099,9627002457000000000000457 sq mi
(70031184000000000001,184 km2)
State map highlighting Douglas County
Edwards County047Kinsley1874Formed from Kiowa CountyJohn H. Edwards, state senator who pushed for creation of the countyED70033449000000000003,4497002622000000000000622 sq mi
(70031611000000000001,611 km2)
State map highlighting Edwards County
Elk County049Howard1875Formed from Howard CountyElk River, which originates in the countyEK70033261000000000003,2617002648000000000000648 sq mi
(70031678000000000001,678 km2)
State map highlighting Elk County
Ellis County051Hays1867From unorganized areaGeorge Ellis, Union lieutenant and distinguished Civil War heroEL700427507000000000027,5077002900000000000000900 sq mi
(70032331000000000002,331 km2)
State map highlighting Ellis County
Ellsworth County053Ellsworth1867From unorganized areaFort Ellsworth, a Union Civil War outpost in the areaEW70036525000000000006,5257002716000000000000716 sq mi
(70031854000000000001,854 km2)
State map highlighting Ellsworth County
Finney County055Garden City1883Formed from Arapahoe, Grant, Kearney and Sequoyah CountiesDavid W. Finney, tenth lieutenant governor of KansasFI700440523000000000040,52370031300000000000001,300 sq mi
(70033367000000000003,367 km2)
State map highlighting Finney County
Ford County057Dodge City1867From unorganized areaJames H. Ford, Union general in the Civil War who mainly fought in Kansas and MissouriFO700432458000000000032,45870031099000000000001,099 sq mi
(70032846000000000002,846 km2)
State map highlighting Ford County
Franklin County059Ottawa1855One of the original 36 countiesBenjamin Franklin, orator, writer, scholar, and founding father of the U.S.FR700424784000000000024,7847002574000000000000574 sq mi
(70031487000000000001,487 km2)
State map highlighting Franklin County
Geary County061Junction City1855One 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 governorGE700427947000000000027,9477002384000000000000384 sq mi
(7002995000000000000995 km2)
State map highlighting Geary County
Gove County063Gove City1868From unorganized areaGrenville L. Gove, Captain in the 11th Regiment Kansas Volunteer Cavalry during the Civil War[6]GO70033068000000000003,06870031072000000000001,072 sq mi
(70032776000000000002,776 km2)
State map highlighting Gove County
Graham County065Hill City1867From unorganized areaJohn L. Graham, Union captain and Civil War heroGH70032946000000000002,9467002898000000000000898 sq mi
(70032326000000000002,326 km2)
State map highlighting Graham County
Grant County067Ulysses1888Formed from Finney and Hamilton CountiesUlysses Simpson Grant, commander of Union forces during the Civil War and U.S. PresidentGT70037909000000000007,9097002575000000000000575 sq mi
(70031489000000000001,489 km2)
State map highlighting Grant County
Gray County069Cimarron1887Formed from Finney and Ford CountiesAlfred Gray, Kansas Secretary of AgricultureGY70035904000000000005,9047002869000000000000869 sq mi
(70032251000000000002,251 km2)
State map highlighting Gray County
Greeley County071Tribune1873From unorganized areaHorace Greeley, publisher of the New York Tribune and anti-slavery advocateGL70031534000000000001,5347002778000000000000778 sq mi
(70032015000000000002,015 km2)
State map highlighting Greeley County
Greenwood County073Eureka1855One of the original 36 countiesAlfred B. Greenwood, U.S. Representative from Arkansas and Kansas statehood advocateGW70037673000000000007,67370031140000000000001,140 sq mi
(70032953000000000002,953 km2)
State map highlighting Greenwood County
Hamilton County075Syracuse1873From unorganized areaAlexander Hamilton, first U.S. Treasury Secretary and founding fatherHM70032670000000000002,6707002996000000000000996 sq mi
(70032580000000000002,580 km2)
State map highlighting Hamilton County
Harper County077Anthony1867From unorganized areaMarion Harper, Union sergeant and Civil War heroHP70036536000000000006,5367002802000000000000802 sq mi
(70032077000000000002,077 km2)
State map highlighting Harper County
Harvey County079Newton1872Formed from McPherson, Sedgwick and Reno CountiesJames M. Harvey, fifth governor of KansasHV700432869000000000032,8697002539000000000000539 sq mi
(70031396000000000001,396 km2)
State map highlighting Harvey County
Haskell County081Sublette1887Formed from Finney and Ford CountiesDudley Chase Haskell, U.S. Representative from KansasHS70034307000000000004,3077002577000000000000577 sq mi
(70031494000000000001,494 km2)
State map highlighting Haskell County
Hodgeman County083Jetmore1867From unorganized area (Formerly Hageman County)Amos Hodgman, Union captain and Civil War heroHG70032085000000000002,0857002860000000000000860 sq mi
(70032227000000000002,227 km2)
State map highlighting Hodgeman County
Jackson County085Holton1855One of the original 36 counties (Formerly Calhoun County)Andrew Jackson, seventh U.S. PresidentJA700412657000000000012,6577002657000000000000657 sq mi
(70031702000000000001,702 km2)
State map highlighting Jackson County
Jefferson County087Oskaloosa1855One of the original 36 countiesThomas Jefferson, third U.S. President and founding fatherJF700418426000000000018,4267002536000000000000536 sq mi
(70031388000000000001,388 km2)
State map highlighting Jefferson County
Jewell County089Mankato1867From unorganized areaLewis R. Jewell, Union colonel and Civil War heroJW70033791000000000003,7917002909000000000000909 sq mi
(70032354000000000002,354 km2)
State map highlighting Jewell County
Johnson County091Olathe1855One of the original 36 countiesThomas Johnson, Methodist missionary who was one of the state's first settlersJO7005506562000000000506,5627002477000000000000477 sq mi
(70031235000000000001,235 km2)
State map highlighting Johnson County
Kearny County093Lakin1887Formed from Finney and Hamilton CountiesPhilip Kearny, American general in the Mexican-American and Civil WarsKE70034531000000000004,5317002870000000000000870 sq mi
(70032253000000000002,253 km2)
State map highlighting Kearny County
Kingman County095Kingman1872Harper and Reno CountiesSamuel A. Kingman, Chief Justice of the Kansas Supreme CourtKM70038673000000000008,6737002864000000000000864 sq mi
(70032238000000000002,238 km2)
State map highlighting Kingman County
Kiowa County097Greensburg1886Formed from Comanche and Edwards CountiesKiowa Native Americans, who inhabited the areaKW70033278000000000003,2787002722000000000000722 sq mi
(70031870000000000001,870 km2)
State map highlighting Kiowa County
Labette County099Oswego1867Formed from Neosho CountyPierre La Bette, French fur trapper who formed a peaceful relationship with area nativesLB700422835000000000022,8357002649000000000000649 sq mi
(70031681000000000001,681 km2)
State map highlighting Labette County
Lane County101Dighton1873From unorganized areaJames H. Lane, U.S. Senator from Kansas and Free-Stater during "Bleeding Kansas"LE70032155000000000002,1557002717000000000000717 sq mi
(70031857000000000001,857 km2)
State map highlighting Lane County
Leavenworth County103Leavenworth1855One of the original 36 countiesHenry Leavenworth, general in the Indian Wars who established a fort in the areaLV700468691000000000068,6917002463000000000000463 sq mi
(70031199000000000001,199 km2)
State map highlighting Leavenworth County
Lincoln County105Lincoln1867From unorganized areaAbraham Lincoln, sixteenth U.S. PresidentLC70033578000000000003,5787002719000000000000719 sq mi
(70031862000000000001,862 km2)
State map highlighting Lincoln County
Linn County107Mound City1855One of the original 36 countiesLewis Fields Linn, U.S. Senator from Kentucky whose family was later involved in the settlement of KansasLN70039570000000000009,5707002599000000000000599 sq mi
(70031551000000000001,551 km2)
State map highlighting Linn County
Logan County109Oakley1888Formed from Wallace County (formerly named St. John County)John Alexander Logan, prominent Union Civil War general and U.S. Senator from IllinoisLG70033046000000000003,04670031073000000000001,073 sq mi
(70032779000000000002,779 km2)
State map highlighting Logan County
Lyon County111Emporia1855One of the original 36 counties (Formerly Breckenridge County)Nathaniel Lyon, first Union general to be killed in the Civil WarLY700435935000000000035,9357002851000000000000851 sq mi
(70032204000000000002,204 km2)
State map highlighting Lyon County
Marion County115Marion1860From unorganized areaFrancis Marion, American Revolutionary War heroMN700413361000000000013,3617002943000000000000943 sq mi
(70032442000000000002,442 km2)
State map highlighting Marion County
Marshall County117Marysville1855One of the original 36 countiesFrank J. Marshall, state representative who became locally known for operating the first ferry over the Big Blue RiverMS700410965000000000010,9657002903000000000000903 sq mi
(70032339000000000002,339 km2)
State map highlighting Marshall County
McPherson County113McPherson1867From unorganized areaJames Birdseye McPherson, prominent Union Civil War generalMP700429554000000000029,5547002900000000000000900 sq mi
(70032331000000000002,331 km2)
State map highlighting McPherson County
Meade County119Meade1885Formed from Finney, Ford and Seward CountiesGeorge Gordon Meade, Union Civil War general best known for his victory at the Battle of GettysburgME70034631000000000004,6317002978000000000000978 sq mi
(70032533000000000002,533 km2)
State map highlighting Meade County
Miami County121Paola1855One of the original 36 counties (Formerly Lykins)Miami Native Americans, who lived in the areaMI700428351000000000028,3517002577000000000000577 sq mi
(70031494000000000001,494 km2)
State map highlighting Miami County
Mitchell County123Beloit1867From unorganized areaWilliam D. Mitchell, Union captain and Civil War heroMC70036932000000000006,9327002700000000000000700 sq mi
(70031813000000000001,813 km2)
State map highlighting Mitchell County
Montgomery County125Independence1867Formed from Wilson CountyRichard Montgomery, Revolutionary War heroMG700436252000000000036,2527002645000000000000645 sq mi
(70031671000000000001,671 km2)
State map highlighting Montgomery County
Morris County127Council Grove1855One of the original 36 counties (Formerly Wise County)Thomas Morris, U.S. Senator from Ohio and anti-slavery advocateMR70036104000000000006,1047002697000000000000697 sq mi
(70031805000000000001,805 km2)
State map highlighting Morris County
Morton County129Elkhart1886Formed from Seward CountyOliver P. Morton, Governor of Indiana and prominent anti-slavery advocateMT70033496000000000003,4967002730000000000000730 sq mi
(70031891000000000001,891 km2)
State map highlighting Morton County
Nemaha County131Seneca1855One of the original 36 counties (Formerly Dorn County)Nemaha River, which passes through the countyNM700410717000000000010,7177002719000000000000719 sq mi
(70031862000000000001,862 km2)
State map highlighting Nemaha County
Neosho County133Erie1855One of the original 36 counties (Formerly Dorn County)Neosho River, which passes through the countyNO700416997000000000016,9977002572000000000000572 sq mi
(70031481000000000001,481 km2)
State map highlighting Neosho County
Ness County135Ness City1867From unorganized areaNoah V. Ness, Corporal in 7th Regiment Kansas Volunteer Cavalry during Civil War[7]NS70033454000000000003,45470031075000000000001,075 sq mi
(70032784000000000002,784 km2)
State map highlighting Ness County
Norton County137Norton1867From unorganized area (Formerly Billings (1873-9)Orloff Norton, Union captain and Civil War heroNT70035953000000000005,9537002878000000000000878 sq mi
(70032274000000000002,274 km2)
State map highlighting Norton County
Osage County139Lyndon1855One of the original 36 counties (Formerly Weller County)Osage River, which flows through the countyOS700416712000000000016,7127002704000000000000704 sq mi
(70031823000000000001,823 km2)
State map highlighting Osage County
Osborne County141Osborne1867From unorganized areaVincent B. Osborne, Union soldier and Civil War heroOB70034452000000000004,4527002893000000000000893 sq mi
(70032313000000000002,313 km2)
State map highlighting Osborne County
Ottawa County143Minneapolis1860From unorganized areaOttawa Native Americans, who lived in the areaOT70036163000000000006,1637002721000000000000721 sq mi
(70031867000000000001,867 km2)
State map highlighting Ottawa County
Pawnee County145Larned1867From unorganized areaPawnee Native Americans, who lived in the areaPN70037233000000000007,2337002754000000000000754 sq mi
(70031953000000000001,953 km2)
State map highlighting Pawnee County
Phillips County147Phillipsburg1867From unorganized areaWilliam Phillips, state legislator who pushed for creation of the county, and later U.S. RepresentativePL70036001000000000006,0017002886000000000000886 sq mi
(70032295000000000002,295 km2)
State map highlighting Phillips County
Pottawatomie County149Westmoreland1857Formed from Calhoun and RileyPottawatomie Native Americans, who lived in the areaPT700418209000000000018,2097002844000000000000844 sq mi
(70032186000000000002,186 km2)
State map highlighting Pottawatomie County
Pratt County151Pratt1867From unorganized areaCaleb Pratt, Union lieutenant and Civil War heroPR70039647000000000009,6477002735000000000000735 sq mi
(70031904000000000001,904 km2)
State map highlighting Pratt County
Rawlins County153Atwood1873From unorganized areaJohn Aaron Rawlins, prominent Union Civil War generalRA70032966000000000002,96670031070000000000001,070 sq mi
(70032771000000000002,771 km2)
State map highlighting Rawlins County
Reno County155Hutchinson1867From unorganized areaJesse L. Reno, prominent Union Civil War generalRN700464790000000000064,79070031254000000000001,254 sq mi
(70033248000000000003,248 km2)
State map highlighting Reno County
Republic County157Belleville1868Formed from Washington CountyRepublican River, which flows through the countyRP70035835000000000005,8357002716000000000000716 sq mi
(70031854000000000001,854 km2)
State map highlighting Republic County
Rice County159Lyons1867From unorganized areaSamuel A. Rice, prominent Union Civil War generalRC700410761000000000010,7617002727000000000000727 sq mi
(70031883000000000001,883 km2)
State map highlighting Rice County
Riley County161Manhattan1855One of the original 36 countiesBennett C. Riley, Mexican-American War heroRL700462843000000000062,8437002610000000000000610 sq mi
(70031580000000000001,580 km2)
State map highlighting Riley County
Rooks County163Stockton1867From unorganized areaJohn C. Rooks, Private in 11th Regiment Kansas Volunteer Cavalry during Civil War[8]RO70035685000000000005,6857002888000000000000888 sq mi
(70032300000000000002,300 km2)
State map highlighting Rooks County
Rush County165La Crosse1867From unorganized areaAlexander Rush, Union captain and Civil War heroRH70033551000000000003,5517002718000000000000718 sq mi
(70031860000000000001,860 km2)
State map highlighting Rush County
Russell County167Russell1867From unorganized areaAlva P. Russell, Union captain and Civil War heroRS70037370000000000007,3707002885000000000000885 sq mi
(70032292000000000002,292 km2)
State map highlighting Russell County
Saline County169Salina1860From unorganized areaSaline River, which flows through the countySA700453597000000000053,5977002720000000000000720 sq mi
(70031865000000000001,865 km2)
State map highlighting Saline County
Scott County171Scott City1873From unorganized areaWinfield Scott, Mexican-American War hero and unsuccessful presidential candidateSC70035120000000000005,1207002718000000000000718 sq mi
(70031860000000000001,860 km2)
State map highlighting Scott County
Sedgwick County173Wichita1867Formed from Butler CountyJohn Sedgwick, highest ranking Union general killed in the Civil WarSG7005452869000000000452,86970031000000000000001,000 sq mi
(70032590000000000002,590 km2)
State map highlighting Sedgwick County
Seward County175Liberal1873From unorganized areaWilliam Henry Seward, U.S. Secretary of StateSW700422510000000000022,5107002640000000000000640 sq mi
(70031658000000000001,658 km2)
State map highlighting Seward County
Shawnee County177Topeka1855One of the original 36 countiesShawnee Native Americans, who lived in the areaSN7005169871000000000169,8717002550000000000000550 sq mi
(70031424000000000001,424 km2)
State map highlighting Shawnee County
Sheridan County179Hoxie1873From unorganized areaPhilip Henry Sheridan, prominent Union Civil War generalSD70032813000000000002,8137002896000000000000896 sq mi
(70032321000000000002,321 km2)
State map highlighting Sheridan County
Sherman County181Goodland1873From unorganized areaWilliam Tecumseh Sherman, prominent Civil War general known for his scorched earth tacticsSH70036760000000000006,76070031056000000000001,056 sq mi
(70032735000000000002,735 km2)
State map highlighting Sherman County
Smith County183Smith Center1867From unorganized areaJ. Nelson Smith, Union major and Civil War heroSM70034536000000000004,5367002896000000000000896 sq mi
(70032321000000000002,321 km2)
State map highlighting Smith County
Stafford County185Saint John1867From unorganized areaLewis Stafford, Union captain and Civil War heroSF70034789000000000004,7897002792000000000000792 sq mi
(70032051000000000002,051 km2)
State map highlighting Stafford County
Stanton County187Johnson City1887Formed from Hamilton CountyEdwin McMasters Stanton, U.S. Secretary of War during the Civil WarST70032406000000000002,4067002680000000000000680 sq mi
(70031761000000000001,761 km2)
State map highlighting Stanton County
Stevens County189Hugoton1886Formed from Seward CountyThaddeus Stevens, U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania who was a leader of Reconstruction politicsSV70035463000000000005,4637002728000000000000728 sq mi
(70031886000000000001,886 km2)
State map highlighting Stevens County
Sumner County191Wellington1867Formed from Butler CountyCharles Sumner, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts who was a leader of Reconstruction politicsSU700425946000000000025,94670031182000000000001,182 sq mi
(70033061000000000003,061 km2)
State map highlighting Sumner County
Thomas County193Colby1873From unorganized areaGeorge Henry Thomas, prominent Union Civil War generalTH70038180000000000008,18070031075000000000001,075 sq mi
(70032784000000000002,784 km2)
State map highlighting Thomas County
Trego County195WaKeeney1867From unorganized areaEdgar P. Trego, Union captain and Civil War heroTR70033319000000000003,3197002888000000000000888 sq mi
(70032300000000000002,300 km2)
State map highlighting Trego County
Wabaunsee County197Alma1855One of the original 36 counties (Formerly Richardson County)Chief Wabaunsee, Potawatomi leaderWB70036885000000000006,8857002798000000000000798 sq mi
(70032067000000000002,067 km2)
State map highlighting Wabaunsee County
Wallace County199Sharon Springs1868From unorganized areaW.H.L. Wallace, prominent Union Civil War generalWA70031749000000000001,7497002914000000000000914 sq mi
(70032367000000000002,367 km2)
State map highlighting Wallace County
Washington County201Washington1857From unorganized areaGeorge Washington, first U.S. President and founding fatherWS70036483000000000006,4837002898000000000000898 sq mi
(70032326000000000002,326 km2)
State map highlighting Washington County
Wichita County203Leoti1873From unorganized areaWichita Native Americans, who lived in the areaWH70032531000000000002,5317002719000000000000719 sq mi
(70031862000000000001,862 km2)
State map highlighting Wichita County
Wilson County205Fredonia1855One of the original 36 countiesHiero T. Wilson, Union colonel and Civil War heroWL700410332000000000010,3327002574000000000000574 sq mi
(70031487000000000001,487 km2)
State map highlighting Wilson County
Woodson County207Yates Center1855One of the original 36 countiesDaniel Woodson, five time acting governor of Kansas TerritoryWO70033788000000000003,7887002501000000000000501 sq mi
(70031298000000000001,298 km2)
State map highlighting Woodson County
Wyandotte County209Kansas City1859Formed from Leavenworth and Johnson CountiesWyandotte Native Americans, who lived in the areaWY7005157882000000000157,8827002151000000000000151 sq mi
(7002391000000000000391 km2)
State map highlighting Wyandotte County

Former counties of Kansas[edit source | edit]

Sortable table
CountyDatesNotesSource
Washington1855–1857One of 36 Original Counties.[9]
Seward1855-67One of the Original 36 Counties. Formerly part of Godfroy. Dissolved into Greenwood and Howard Counties.[10]
Hunter1855-64One of the Original 36 Counties. Dissolved into Butler County.[11]
Irving1860-4Formed from Hunter County. Dissolved into Butler County.[12]
Otoe1860-4Formed from Unorganized Area and dissolved into Butler County.[13]
Shirley1860-5Formed from Unorganized Area and dissolved into Washington County.[14]
Peketon1860-5Formed from Unorganized Area and dissolved back into Unorganized Area.[15]
Madison1855-61One of the Original 36 Counties. Dissolved into Breckenridge and Greenwood.[16]
Howard1867-75Formed from Seward and Butler Counties. Dissolved into Chautauqua and Elk Counties.[17]
Arapahoe1873-83Formed from Unorganized Area. Dissolved into Finney County.[18]
Buffalo1873-81Formed from Unorganized Area. Dissolved into Gray County.[19]
Kansas1873-83Formed from Unorganized Area. Dissolved into Seward County.[20]
Sequoyah1873-83Formed from Unorganized Area. Dissolved into Finney County.[21]
Garfield1887-93Formed from Finney and Hodgeman Counties and merged into Finney County.[22]
Billings1873–1874Created from Norton County and returned to Norton County.[23]

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References[edit source | edit]

  1. ^ "Unified Greely county". Unified Government of Greeley County. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "EPA County FIPS Code Listing". EPA.gov. Retrieved 2008-04-30. 
  3. ^ a b c d 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. ^ Kansas Place-Names,John Rydjord, University of Oklahoma Press, 1972, p. 400 ISBN 0-8061-0994-7
  6. ^ Kansas Place-Names,John Rydjord, University of Oklahoma Press, 1972, p. 403 ISBN 0-8061-0994-7
  7. ^ Kansas Place-Names,John Rydjord, University of Oklahoma Press, 1972, p. 407 ISBN 0-8061-0994-7
  8. ^ Kansas Place-Names,John Rydjord, University of Oklahoma Press, 1972, p. 400 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. "Hunter County, Kansas (defunct)". Kansas County Factsheets. Kansas State Historical Society. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  12. ^ Kansas State Historical Society. "Irving County, Kansas (defunct)". Kansas County Factsheets. Kansas State Historical Society. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  13. ^ Kansas State Historical Society. "Otoe County, Kansas (defunct)". Kansas County Factsheets. Kansas State Historical Society. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  14. ^ Kansas State Historical Society. "Shirley County, Kansas (defunct)". Kansas County Factsheets. Kansas State Historical Society. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  15. ^ Kansas State Historical Society. "Peketon County, Kansas (defunct)". Kansas County Factsheets. Kansas State Historical Society. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  16. ^ Kansas State Historical Society. "Madison County, Kansas (defunct)". Kansas County Factsheets. Kansas State Historical Society. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  17. ^ Kansas State Historical Society. "Howard County, Kansas (defunct)". Kansas County Factsheets. Kansas State Historical Society. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  18. ^ Kansas State Historical Society. "Arapahoe County, Kansas (2nd) (defunct)". Kansas County Factsheets. Kansas State Historical Society. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  19. ^ Kansas State Historical Society. "Buffalo County, Kansas (defunct)". Kansas County Factsheets. Kansas State Historical Society. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  20. ^ Kansas State Historical Society. "Kansas County, Kansas (defunct)". Kansas County Factsheets. Kansas State Historical Society. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  21. ^ Kansas State Historical Society. "Sequoyah County, Kansas (defunct)". Kansas County Factsheets. Kansas State Historical Society. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  22. ^ Kansas State Historical Society. "Garfield County, Kansas (defunct)". Kansas County Factsheets. Kansas State Historical Society. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  23. ^ Kansas State Historical Society. "Billings County, Kansas (defunct)". Kansas County Factsheets. Kansas State Historical Society. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 

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