List of counties in Kansas


List of counties in Kansas

This is a listing 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. Wyandotte County and the city of Kansas City operate as a unified government, and Greeley County and the city of Tribune are in the process of converting to a similar system.

Contents

Alphabetical list

County
FIPS code
[1]
County seat
[2]
Established
[2]
Origin
Etymology
[3]
County Code
Population
[2]
Area
[2]
Map
Allen County 001 Iola 1855 One of the original 36 counties William Allen, U.S. Senator from Ohio and prominent supporter of westward expansion AL &1000000000001438500000014,385 &10000000000000503000000503 sq mi
(&100000000000013030000001,303 km2)
State map highlighting Allen County
Anderson County 003 Garnett 1855 One of the original 36 counties Joseph C. Anderson, Kansas territorial legislator and Border Ruffian during "Bleeding Kansas" AN &100000000000081100000008,110 &10000000000000583000000583 sq mi
(&100000000000015100000001,510 km2)
State map highlighting Anderson County
Atchison County 005 Atchison 1855 One of the original 36 counties David Rice Atchison, U.S. Senator from Missouri and Border Ruffian during "Bleeding Kansas" AT &1000000000001677400000016,774 &10000000000000432000000432 sq mi
(&100000000000011190000001,119 km2)
State map highlighting Atchison County
Barber County 007 Medicine Lodge 1867 From unorganized area Thomas W. Barber, prominent Free-Stater killed in the Wakarusa War BA &100000000000053070000005,307 &100000000000011340000001,134 sq mi
(&100000000000029370000002,937 km2)
State map highlighting Barber County
Barton County 009 Great Bend 1867 From unorganized area Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross BT &1000000000002820500000028,205 &10000000000000894000000894 sq mi
(&100000000000023150000002,315 km2)
State map highlighting Barton County
Bourbon County 011 Fort Scott 1855 One of the original 36 counties Bourbon County, Kentucky, from which many original settlers hailed BB &1000000000001537900000015,379 &10000000000000637000000637 sq mi
(&100000000000016500000001,650 km2)
State map highlighting Bourbon County
Brown County 013 Hiawatha 1855 One of the original 36 counties (Formerly Browne County) Albert Gallatin Brown, U.S. Senator from Mississippi and Kansas statehood advocate BR &1000000000001072400000010,724 &10000000000000571000000571 sq mi
(&100000000000014790000001,479 km2)
State map highlighting Brown County
Butler County 015 El Dorado 1855 One of the original 36 counties Andrew Pickens Butler, U.S. Senator from South Carolina and Kansas statehood advocate BU &1000000000005948200000059,482 &100000000000014280000001,428 sq mi
(&100000000000036990000003,699 km2)
State map highlighting Butler County
Chase County 017 Cottonwood Falls 1859 Formed from Butler and Wise counties Salmon Portland Chase, U.S. Senator from Ohio and Kansas statehood advocate CS &100000000000030300000003,030 &10000000000000776000000776 sq mi
(&100000000000020100000002,010 km2)
State map highlighting Chase County
Chautauqua County 019 Sedan 1875 Formed from Howard County Chautauqua County, New York, from which many early settlers hailed CQ &100000000000043590000004,359 &10000000000000642000000642 sq mi
(&100000000000016630000001,663 km2)
State map highlighting Chautauqua County
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 &1000000000002260500000022,605 &10000000000000587000000587 sq mi
(&100000000000015200000001,520 km2)
State map highlighting Cherokee County
Cheyenne County 023 Saint Francis 1873 From unorganized area Cheyenne Native Americans, who inhabited the area CN &100000000000031650000003,165 &100000000000010200000001,020 sq mi
(&100000000000026420000002,642 km2)
State map highlighting Cheyenne County
Clark County 025 Ashland 1885 Formed from Ford County Charles F. Clarke, Captain in 6th Regiment Kansas Volunteer Cavalry during American Civil War[4] CA &100000000000023900000002,390 &10000000000000975000000975 sq mi
(&100000000000025250000002,525 km2)
State map highlighting Clark County
Clay County 027 Clay Center 1857 From unorganized area Henry Clay, influential U.S. Senator from Kentucky CY &100000000000088220000008,822 &10000000000000644000000644 sq mi
(&100000000000016680000001,668 km2)
State map highlighting Clay County
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 &1000000000001026800000010,268 &10000000000000716000000716 sq mi
(&100000000000018540000001,854 km2)
State map highlighting Cloud County
Coffey County 031 Burlington 1855 One of the original 36 counties A.M. Coffey, territorial legislator and Free-Stater during Bleeding Kansas CF &100000000000088650000008,865 &10000000000000630000000630 sq mi
(&100000000000016320000001,632 km2)
State map highlighting Coffey County
Comanche County 033 Coldwater 1867 From unorganized area Comanche Native Americans, who lived in the area CM &100000000000019670000001,967 &10000000000000788000000788 sq mi
(&100000000000020410000002,041 km2)
State map highlighting Comanche County
Cowley County 035 Winfield 1867 Formed from Butler County Matthew R. Cowley, Union lieutenant and distinguished Civil War hero CL &1000000000003629100000036,291 &100000000000011260000001,126 sq mi
(&100000000000029160000002,916 km2)
State map highlighting Cowley County
Crawford County 037 Girard 1867 Bourbon and Cherokee Counties Samuel J. Crawford, third Governor of Kansas CR &1000000000003824200000038,242 &10000000000000593000000593 sq mi
(&100000000000015360000001,536 km2)
State map highlighting Crawford County
Decatur County 039 Oberlin 1873 From unorganized area Stephen Decatur, naval commodore and War of 1812 hero DC &100000000000034720000003,472 &10000000000000894000000894 sq mi
(&100000000000023150000002,315 km2)
State map highlighting Decatur County
Dickinson County 041 Abilene 1857 From unorganized area Daniel Stevens Dickinson, U.S. Senator from New York and Kansas statehood advocate DK &1000000000001934400000019,344 &10000000000000848000000848 sq mi
(&100000000000021960000002,196 km2)
State map highlighting Dickinson County
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 &100000000000082490000008,249 &10000000000000392000000392 sq mi
(&100000000000010150000001,015 km2)
State map highlighting Doniphan County
Douglas County 045 Lawrence 1855 One of the original 36 counties Stephen Arnold Douglas, U.S. Senator from Illinois and advocate for the moderate popular sovereignty choice in the Kansas slavery debate DG &1000000000009996200000099,962 &10000000000000457000000457 sq mi
(&100000000000011840000001,184 km2)
State map highlighting Douglas County
Edwards County 047 Kinsley 1874 Formed from Kiowa County John H. Edwards, state senator who pushed for creation of the county ED &100000000000034490000003,449 &10000000000000622000000622 sq mi
(&100000000000016110000001,611 km2)
State map highlighting Edwards County
Elk County 049 Howard 1875 Formed from Howard County Elk River, which originates in the county EK &100000000000032610000003,261 &10000000000000648000000648 sq mi
(&100000000000016780000001,678 km2)
State map highlighting Elk County
Ellis County 051 Hays 1867 From unorganized area George Ellis, Union lieutenant and distinguished Civil War hero EL &1000000000002750700000027,507 &10000000000000900000000900 sq mi
(&100000000000023310000002,331 km2)
State map highlighting Ellis County
Ellsworth County 053 Ellsworth 1867 From unorganized area Fort Ellsworth, a Union Civil War outpost in the area EW &100000000000065250000006,525 &10000000000000716000000716 sq mi
(&100000000000018540000001,854 km2)
State map highlighting Ellsworth County
Finney County 055 Garden City 1883 Formed from Arapahoe, Grant, Kearney and Sequoyah Counties David W. Finney, tenth lieutenant governor of Kansas FI &1000000000004052300000040,523 &100000000000013000000001,300 sq mi
(&100000000000033670000003,367 km2)
State map highlighting Finney County
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 &1000000000003245800000032,458 &100000000000010990000001,099 sq mi
(&100000000000028460000002,846 km2)
State map highlighting Ford County
Franklin County 059 Ottawa 1855 One of the original 36 counties Benjamin Franklin, orator, writer, scholar, and founding father of the U.S. FR &1000000000002478400000024,784 &10000000000000574000000574 sq mi
(&100000000000014870000001,487 km2)
State map highlighting Franklin County
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 &1000000000002794700000027,947 &10000000000000384000000384 sq mi
(&10000000000000995000000995 km2)
State map highlighting Geary County
Gove County 063 Gove City 1868 From unorganized area Grenville L. Gove, Captain in the 11th Regiment Kansas Volunteer Cavalry during the Civil War[5] GO &100000000000030680000003,068 &100000000000010720000001,072 sq mi
(&100000000000027760000002,776 km2)
State map highlighting Gove County
Graham County 065 Hill City 1867 From unorganized area John L. Graham, Union captain and Civil War hero GH &100000000000029460000002,946 &10000000000000898000000898 sq mi
(&100000000000023260000002,326 km2)
State map highlighting Graham County
Grant County 067 Ulysses 1888 Formed from Finney and Hamilton Counties Ulysses Simpson Grant, commander of Union forces during the Civil War and U.S. President GT &100000000000079090000007,909 &10000000000000575000000575 sq mi
(&100000000000014890000001,489 km2)
State map highlighting Grant County
Gray County 069 Cimarron 1887 Formed from Finney and Ford Counties Alfred Gray, Kansas Secretary of Agriculture GY &100000000000059040000005,904 &10000000000000869000000869 sq mi
(&100000000000022510000002,251 km2)
State map highlighting Gray County
Greeley County 071 Tribune 1873 From unorganized area Horace Greeley, publisher of the New York Tribune and anti-slavery advocate GL &100000000000015340000001,534 &10000000000000778000000778 sq mi
(&100000000000020150000002,015 km2)
State map highlighting Greeley County
Greenwood County 073 Eureka 1855 One of the original 36 counties Alfred B. Greenwood, U.S. Representative from Arkansas and Kansas statehood advocate GW &100000000000076730000007,673 &100000000000011400000001,140 sq mi
(&100000000000029530000002,953 km2)
State map highlighting Greenwood County
Hamilton County 075 Syracuse 1873 From unorganized area Alexander Hamilton, first U.S. Treasury Secretary and founding father HM &100000000000026700000002,670 &10000000000000996000000996 sq mi
(&100000000000025800000002,580 km2)
State map highlighting Hamilton County
Harper County 077 Anthony 1867 From unorganized area Marion Harper, Union sergeant and Civil War hero HP &100000000000065360000006,536 &10000000000000802000000802 sq mi
(&100000000000020770000002,077 km2)
State map highlighting Harper County
Harvey County 079 Newton 1872 Formed from McPherson, Sedgwick and Reno Counties James M. Harvey, fifth governor of Kansas HV &1000000000003286900000032,869 &10000000000000539000000539 sq mi
(&100000000000013960000001,396 km2)
State map highlighting Harvey County
Haskell County 081 Sublette 1887 Formed from Finney and Ford Counties Dudley Chase Haskell, U.S. Representative from Kansas HS &100000000000043070000004,307 &10000000000000577000000577 sq mi
(&100000000000014940000001,494 km2)
State map highlighting Haskell County
Hodgeman County 083 Jetmore 1867 From unorganized area (Formerly Hageman County) Amos Hodgman, Union captain and Civil War hero HG &100000000000020850000002,085 &10000000000000860000000860 sq mi
(&100000000000022270000002,227 km2)
State map highlighting Hodgeman County
Jackson County 085 Holton 1855 One of the original 36 counties (Formerly Calhoun County) Andrew Jackson, seventh U.S. President JA &1000000000001265700000012,657 &10000000000000657000000657 sq mi
(&100000000000017020000001,702 km2)
State map highlighting Jackson County
Jefferson County 087 Oskaloosa 1855 One of the original 36 counties Thomas Jefferson, third U.S. President and founding father JF &1000000000001842600000018,426 &10000000000000536000000536 sq mi
(&100000000000013880000001,388 km2)
State map highlighting Jefferson County
Jewell County 089 Mankato 1867 From unorganized area Lewis R. Jewell, Union colonel and Civil War hero JW &100000000000037910000003,791 &10000000000000909000000909 sq mi
(&100000000000023540000002,354 km2)
State map highlighting Jewell County
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 &10000000000506562000000506,562 &10000000000000477000000477 sq mi
(&100000000000012350000001,235 km2)
State map highlighting Johnson County
Kearny County 093 Lakin 1887 Formed from Finney and Hamilton Counties Philip Kearny, American general in the Mexican-American and Civil Wars KE &100000000000045310000004,531 &10000000000000870000000870 sq mi
(&100000000000022530000002,253 km2)
State map highlighting Kearny County
Kingman County 095 Kingman 1872 Harper and Reno Counties Samuel A. Kingman, Chief Justice of the Kansas Supreme Court KM &100000000000086730000008,673 &10000000000000864000000864 sq mi
(&100000000000022380000002,238 km2)
State map highlighting Kingman County
Kiowa County 097 Greensburg 1886 Formed from Comanche and Edwards Counties Kiowa Native Americans, who inhabited the area KW &100000000000032780000003,278 &10000000000000722000000722 sq mi
(&100000000000018700000001,870 km2)
State map highlighting Kiowa County
Labette County 099 Oswego 1867 Formed from Neosho County Pierre La Bette, French fur trapper who formed a peaceful relationship with area natives LB &1000000000002283500000022,835 &10000000000000649000000649 sq mi
(&100000000000016810000001,681 km2)
State map highlighting Labette County
Lane County 101 Dighton 1873 From unorganized area James H. Lane, U.S. Senator from Kansas and Free-Stater during "Bleeding Kansas" LE &100000000000021550000002,155 &10000000000000717000000717 sq mi
(&100000000000018570000001,857 km2)
State map highlighting Lane County
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 &1000000000006869100000068,691 &10000000000000463000000463 sq mi
(&100000000000011990000001,199 km2)
State map highlighting Leavenworth County
Lincoln County 105 Lincoln 1867 From unorganized area Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth U.S. President LC &100000000000035780000003,578 &10000000000000719000000719 sq mi
(&100000000000018620000001,862 km2)
State map highlighting Lincoln County
Linn County 107 Mound City 1855 One of the original 36 counties Lewis Fields Linn, U.S. Senator from Kentucky whose family was later involved in the settlement of Kansas LN &100000000000095700000009,570 &10000000000000599000000599 sq mi
(&100000000000015510000001,551 km2)
State map highlighting Linn County
Logan County 109 Oakley 1888 Formed from Wallace County (formerly named St. John County) John Alexander Logan, prominent Union Civil War general and U.S. Senator from Illinois LG &100000000000030460000003,046 &100000000000010730000001,073 sq mi
(&100000000000027790000002,779 km2)
State map highlighting Logan County
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 &1000000000003593500000035,935 &10000000000000851000000851 sq mi
(&100000000000022040000002,204 km2)
State map highlighting Lyon County
Marion County 115 Marion 1860 From unorganized area Francis Marion, American Revolutionary War hero MN &1000000000001336100000013,361 &10000000000000943000000943 sq mi
(&100000000000024420000002,442 km2)
State map highlighting Marion County
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 &1000000000001096500000010,965 &10000000000000903000000903 sq mi
(&100000000000023390000002,339 km2)
State map highlighting Marshall County
McPherson County 113 McPherson 1867 From unorganized area James Birdseye McPherson, prominent Union Civil War general MP &1000000000002955400000029,554 &10000000000000900000000900 sq mi
(&100000000000023310000002,331 km2)
State map highlighting McPherson County
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 &100000000000046310000004,631 &10000000000000978000000978 sq mi
(&100000000000025330000002,533 km2)
State map highlighting Meade County
Miami County 121 Paola 1855 One of the original 36 counties (Formerly Lykins) Miami Native Americans, who lived in the area MI &1000000000002835100000028,351 &10000000000000577000000577 sq mi
(&100000000000014940000001,494 km2)
State map highlighting Miami County
Mitchell County 123 Beloit 1867 From unorganized area William D. Mitchell, Union captain and Civil War hero MC &100000000000069320000006,932 &10000000000000700000000700 sq mi
(&100000000000018130000001,813 km2)
State map highlighting Mitchell County
Montgomery County 125 Independence 1867 Formed from Wilson County Richard Montgomery, Revolutionary War hero MG &1000000000003625200000036,252 &10000000000000645000000645 sq mi
(&100000000000016710000001,671 km2)
State map highlighting Montgomery County
Morris County 127 Council Grove 1855 One of the original 36 counties (Formerly Wise County) Thomas Morris, U.S. Senator from Ohio and anti-slavery advocate MR &100000000000061040000006,104 &10000000000000697000000697 sq mi
(&100000000000018050000001,805 km2)
State map highlighting Morris County
Morton County 129 Elkhart 1886 Formed from Seward County Oliver P. Morton, Governor of Indiana and prominent anti-slavery advocate MT &100000000000034960000003,496 &10000000000000730000000730 sq mi
(&100000000000018910000001,891 km2)
State map highlighting Morton County
Nemaha County 131 Seneca 1855 One of the original 36 counties (Formerly Dorn County) Nemaha River, which passes through the county NM &1000000000001071700000010,717 &10000000000000719000000719 sq mi
(&100000000000018620000001,862 km2)
State map highlighting Nemaha County
Neosho County 133 Erie 1855 One of the original 36 counties (Formerly Dorn County) Neosho River, which passes through the county NO &1000000000001699700000016,997 &10000000000000572000000572 sq mi
(&100000000000014810000001,481 km2)
State map highlighting Neosho County
Ness County 135 Ness City 1867 From unorganized area Noah V. Ness, Corporal in 7th Regiment Kansas Volunteer Cavalry during Civil War[6] NS &100000000000034540000003,454 &100000000000010750000001,075 sq mi
(&100000000000027840000002,784 km2)
State map highlighting Ness County
Norton County 137 Norton 1867 From unorganized area (Formerly Billings (1873-9) Orloff Norton, Union captain and Civil War hero NT &100000000000059530000005,953 &10000000000000878000000878 sq mi
(&100000000000022740000002,274 km2)
State map highlighting Norton County
Osage County 139 Lyndon 1855 One of the original 36 counties (Formerly Weller County) Osage River, which flows through the county OS &1000000000001671200000016,712 &10000000000000704000000704 sq mi
(&100000000000018230000001,823 km2)
State map highlighting Osage County
Osborne County 141 Osborne 1867 From unorganized area Vincent B. Osborne, Union soldier and Civil War hero OB &100000000000044520000004,452 &10000000000000893000000893 sq mi
(&100000000000023130000002,313 km2)
State map highlighting Osborne County
Ottawa County 143 Minneapolis 1860 From unorganized area Ottawa Native Americans, who lived in the area OT &100000000000061630000006,163 &10000000000000721000000721 sq mi
(&100000000000018670000001,867 km2)
State map highlighting Ottawa County
Pawnee County 145 Larned 1867 From unorganized area Pawnee Native Americans, who lived in the area PN &100000000000072330000007,233 &10000000000000754000000754 sq mi
(&100000000000019530000001,953 km2)
State map highlighting Pawnee County
Phillips County 147 Phillipsburg 1867 From unorganized area William Phillips, state legislator who pushed for creation of the county, and later U.S. Representative PL &100000000000060010000006,001 &10000000000000886000000886 sq mi
(&100000000000022950000002,295 km2)
State map highlighting Phillips County
Pottawatomie County 149 Westmoreland 1857 Formed from Calhoun and Riley Pottawatomie Native Americans, who lived in the area PT &1000000000001820900000018,209 &10000000000000844000000844 sq mi
(&100000000000021860000002,186 km2)
State map highlighting Pottawatomie County
Pratt County 151 Pratt 1867 From unorganized area Caleb Pratt, Union lieutenant and Civil War hero PR &100000000000096470000009,647 &10000000000000735000000735 sq mi
(&100000000000019040000001,904 km2)
State map highlighting Pratt County
Rawlins County 153 Atwood 1873 From unorganized area John Aaron Rawlins, prominent Union Civil War general RA &100000000000029660000002,966 &100000000000010700000001,070 sq mi
(&100000000000027710000002,771 km2)
State map highlighting Rawlins County
Reno County 155 Hutchinson 1867 From unorganized area Jesse L. Reno, prominent Union Civil War general RN &1000000000006479000000064,790 &100000000000012540000001,254 sq mi
(&100000000000032480000003,248 km2)
State map highlighting Reno County
Republic County 157 Belleville 1868 Formed from Washington County Republican River, which flows through the county RP &100000000000058350000005,835 &10000000000000716000000716 sq mi
(&100000000000018540000001,854 km2)
State map highlighting Republic County
Rice County 159 Lyons 1867 From unorganized area Samuel A. Rice, prominent Union Civil War general RC &1000000000001076100000010,761 &10000000000000727000000727 sq mi
(&100000000000018830000001,883 km2)
State map highlighting Rice County
Riley County 161 Manhattan 1855 One of the original 36 counties Bennett C. Riley, Mexican-American War hero RL &1000000000006284300000062,843 &10000000000000610000000610 sq mi
(&100000000000015800000001,580 km2)
State map highlighting Riley County
Rooks County 163 Stockton 1867 From unorganized area John C. Rooks, Private in 11th Regiment Kansas Volunteer Cavalry during Civil War[7] RO &100000000000056850000005,685 &10000000000000888000000888 sq mi
(&100000000000023000000002,300 km2)
State map highlighting Rooks County
Rush County 165 La Crosse 1867 From unorganized area Alexander Rush, Union captain and Civil War hero RH &100000000000035510000003,551 &10000000000000718000000718 sq mi
(&100000000000018600000001,860 km2)
State map highlighting Rush County
Russell County 167 Russell 1867 From unorganized area Alva P. Russell, Union captain and Civil War hero RS &100000000000073700000007,370 &10000000000000885000000885 sq mi
(&100000000000022920000002,292 km2)
State map highlighting Russell County
Saline County 169 Salina 1860 From unorganized area Saline River, which flows through the county SA &1000000000005359700000053,597 &10000000000000720000000720 sq mi
(&100000000000018650000001,865 km2)
State map highlighting Saline County
Scott County 171 Scott City 1873 From unorganized area Winfield Scott, Mexican-American War hero and unsuccessful presidential candidate SC &100000000000051200000005,120 &10000000000000718000000718 sq mi
(&100000000000018600000001,860 km2)
State map highlighting Scott County
Sedgwick County 173 Wichita 1867 Formed from Butler County John Sedgwick, highest ranking Union general killed in the Civil War SG &10000000000452869000000452,869 &100000000000010000000001,000 sq mi
(&100000000000025900000002,590 km2)
State map highlighting Sedgwick County
Seward County 175 Liberal 1873 From unorganized area William Henry Seward, U.S. Secretary of State SW &1000000000002251000000022,510 &10000000000000640000000640 sq mi
(&100000000000016580000001,658 km2)
State map highlighting Seward County
Shawnee County 177 Topeka 1855 One of the original 36 counties Shawnee Native Americans, who lived in the area SN &10000000000169871000000169,871 &10000000000000550000000550 sq mi
(&100000000000014240000001,424 km2)
State map highlighting Shawnee County
Sheridan County 179 Hoxie 1873 From unorganized area Philip Henry Sheridan, prominent Union Civil War general SD &100000000000028130000002,813 &10000000000000896000000896 sq mi
(&100000000000023210000002,321 km2)
State map highlighting Sheridan County
Sherman County 181 Goodland 1873 From unorganized area William Tecumseh Sherman, prominent Civil War general known for his scorched earth tactics SH &100000000000067600000006,760 &100000000000010560000001,056 sq mi
(&100000000000027350000002,735 km2)
State map highlighting Sherman County
Smith County 183 Smith Center 1867 From unorganized area J. Nelson Smith, Union major and Civil War hero SM &100000000000045360000004,536 &10000000000000896000000896 sq mi
(&100000000000023210000002,321 km2)
State map highlighting Smith County
Stafford County 185 Saint John 1867 From unorganized area Lewis Stafford, Union captain and Civil War hero SF &100000000000047890000004,789 &10000000000000792000000792 sq mi
(&100000000000020510000002,051 km2)
State map highlighting Stafford County
Stanton County 187 Johnson City 1887 Formed from Hamilton County Edwin McMasters Stanton, U.S. Secretary of War during the Civil War ST &100000000000024060000002,406 &10000000000000680000000680 sq mi
(&100000000000017610000001,761 km2)
State map highlighting Stanton County
Stevens County 189 Hugoton 1886 Formed from Seward County Thaddeus Stevens, U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania who was a leader of Reconstruction politics SV &100000000000054630000005,463 &10000000000000728000000728 sq mi
(&100000000000018860000001,886 km2)
State map highlighting Stevens County
Sumner County 191 Wellington 1867 Formed from Butler County Charles Sumner, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts who was a leader of Reconstruction politics SU &1000000000002594600000025,946 &100000000000011820000001,182 sq mi
(&100000000000030610000003,061 km2)
State map highlighting Sumner County
Thomas County 193 Colby 1873 From unorganized area George Henry Thomas, prominent Union Civil War general TH &100000000000081800000008,180 &100000000000010750000001,075 sq mi
(&100000000000027840000002,784 km2)
State map highlighting Thomas County
Trego County 195 WaKeeney 1867 From unorganized area Edgar P. Trego, Union captain and Civil War hero TR &100000000000033190000003,319 &10000000000000888000000888 sq mi
(&100000000000023000000002,300 km2)
State map highlighting Trego County
Wabaunsee County 197 Alma 1855 One of the original 36 counties (Formerly Richardson County) Chief Wabaunsee, Potawatomi leader WB &100000000000068850000006,885 &10000000000000798000000798 sq mi
(&100000000000020670000002,067 km2)
State map highlighting Wabaunsee County
Wallace County 199 Sharon Springs 1868 From unorganized area W.H.L. Wallace, prominent Union Civil War genearl WA &100000000000017490000001,749 &10000000000000914000000914 sq mi
(&100000000000023670000002,367 km2)
State map highlighting Wallace County
Washington County 201 Washington 1857 From unorganized area George Washington, first U.S. President and founding father WS &100000000000064830000006,483 &10000000000000898000000898 sq mi
(&100000000000023260000002,326 km2)
State map highlighting Washington County
Wichita County 203 Leoti 1873 From unorganized area Wichita Native Americans, who lived in the area WH &100000000000025310000002,531 &10000000000000719000000719 sq mi
(&100000000000018620000001,862 km2)
State map highlighting Wichita County
Wilson County 205 Fredonia 1855 One of the original 36 counties Hiero T. Wilson, Union colonel and Civil War hero WL &1000000000001033200000010,332 &10000000000000574000000574 sq mi
(&100000000000014870000001,487 km2)
State map highlighting Wilson County
Woodson County 207 Yates Center 1855 One of the original 36 counties Daniel Woodson, five time acting governor of Kansas Territory WO &100000000000037880000003,788 &10000000000000501000000501 sq mi
(&100000000000012980000001,298 km2)
State map highlighting Woodson County
Wyandotte County 209 Kansas City 1859 Formed from Leavenworth and Johnson Counties Wyandotte Native Americans, who lived in the area WY &10000000000157882000000157,882 &10000000000000151000000151 sq mi
(&10000000000000391000000391 km2)
State map highlighting Wyandotte County

Former counties of Kansas

Sortable table
County Dates Notes Source
Washington 1855–1857 One of 36 Original Counties. [8]
Seward 1855-67 One of the Original 36 Counties. Formerly part of Godfroy. Dissolved into Greenwood and Howard Counties. [9]
Hunter 1855-64 One of the Original 36 Counties. Dissolved into Butler County. [10]
Irving 1860-4 Formed from Hunter County. Dissolved into Butler County. [11]
Otoe 1860-4 Formed from Unorganized Area and dissolved into Butler County. [12]
Shirley 1860-5 Formed from Unorganized Area and dissolved into Washington County. [13]
Peketon 1860-5 Formed from Unorganized Area and dissolved back into Unorganized Area. [14]
Madison 1855-61 One of the Original 36 Counties. Dissolved into Breckenridge and Greenwood. [15]
Howard 1867-75 Formed from Seward and Butler Counties. Dissolved into Chautauqua and Elk Counties. [16]
Arapahoe 1873-83 Formed from Unorganized Area. Dissolved into Finney County. [17]
Buffalo 1873-81 Formed from Unorganized Area. Dissolved into Gray County. [18]
Kansas 1873-83 Formed from Unorganized Area. Dissolved into Seward County. [19]
Sequoyah 1873-83 Formed from Unorganized Area. Dissolved into Finney County. [20]
Garfield 1887-93 Formed from Finney and Hodgeman Counties and merged into Finney County. [21]
Billings 1873–1874 Created from Norton County and returned to Norton County. [22]

See also

References

  1. ^ "EPA County FIPS Code Listing". EPA.gov. http://www.epa.gov/enviro/html/codes/ks.html. Retrieved 2008-04-30. 
  2. ^ a b c d National Association of Counties. "NACo - Find a county". http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/state.cfm&state.cfm&statecode=KS. Retrieved 2008-04-30. 
  3. ^ Kansas State Historical Society (2009-12-17). "Kansas Counties". Kansas County Factsheets. Kansas State Historical Society. http://www.kshs.org/genealogists/places/counties.htm. Retrieved 21 March 2010. Individual county pages are sources used. 
  4. ^ Kansas Place-Names,John Rydjord, University of Oklahoma Press, 1972, p. 400 ISBN 0-8061-0994-7
  5. ^ Kansas Place-Names,John Rydjord, University of Oklahoma Press, 1972, p. 403 ISBN 0-8061-0994-7
  6. ^ Kansas Place-Names,John Rydjord, University of Oklahoma Press, 1972, p. 407 ISBN 0-8061-0994-7
  7. ^ Kansas Place-Names,John Rydjord, University of Oklahoma Press, 1972, p. 400 ISBN 0-8061-0994-7
  8. ^ Kansas State Historical Society. "Washington County, Kansas (old) (defunct)". Kansas County Factsheets. Kansas State Historical Society. http://www.kshs.org/geog/geog_counties/view/county:WG. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  9. ^ Kansas State Historical Society. "Seward County, Kansas (defunct)". Kansas County Factsheets. Kansas State Historical Society. http://www.kshs.org/geog/geog_counties/view/county:SE. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  10. ^ Kansas State Historical Society. "Hunter County, Kansas (defunct)". Kansas County Factsheets. Kansas State Historical Society. http://www.kshs.org/geog/geog_counties/view/county:HU. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  11. ^ Kansas State Historical Society. "Irving County, Kansas (defunct)". Kansas County Factsheets. Kansas State Historical Society. http://www.kshs.org/geog/geog_counties/view/county:IR. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  12. ^ Kansas State Historical Society. "Otoe County, Kansas (defunct)". Kansas County Factsheets. Kansas State Historical Society. http://www.kshs.org/geog/geog_counties/view/county:OE. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  13. ^ Kansas State Historical Society. "Shirley County, Kansas (defunct)". Kansas County Factsheets. Kansas State Historical Society. http://www.kshs.org/geog/geog_counties/view/county:SL. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  14. ^ Kansas State Historical Society. "Peketon County, Kansas (defunct)". Kansas County Factsheets. Kansas State Historical Society. http://www.kshs.org/geog/geog_counties/view/county:PK. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  15. ^ Kansas State Historical Society. "Madison County, Kansas (defunct)". Kansas County Factsheets. Kansas State Historical Society. http://www.kshs.org/geog/geog_counties/view/county:MD. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  16. ^ Kansas State Historical Society. "Howard County, Kansas (defunct)". Kansas County Factsheets. Kansas State Historical Society. http://www.kshs.org/geog/geog_counties/view/county:HO. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  17. ^ Kansas State Historical Society. "Arapahoe County, Kansas (2nd) (defunct)". Kansas County Factsheets. Kansas State Historical Society. http://www.kshs.org/geog/geog_counties/view/county:AA. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  18. ^ Kansas State Historical Society. "Buffalo County, Kansas (defunct)". Kansas County Factsheets. Kansas State Historical Society. http://www.kshs.org/geog/geog_counties/view/county:BF. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  19. ^ Kansas State Historical Society. "Kansas County, Kansas (defunct)". Kansas County Factsheets. Kansas State Historical Society. http://www.kshs.org/geog/geog_counties/view/county:KS. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  20. ^ Kansas State Historical Society. "Sequoyah County, Kansas (defunct)". Kansas County Factsheets. Kansas State Historical Society. http://www.kshs.org/geog/geog_counties/view/county:SQ. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  21. ^ Kansas State Historical Society. "Garfield County, Kansas (defunct)". Kansas County Factsheets. Kansas State Historical Society. http://www.kshs.org/geog/geog_counties/view/county:GF. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  22. ^ Kansas State Historical Society. "Billings County, Kansas (defunct)". Kansas County Factsheets. Kansas State Historical Society. http://www.kshs.org/geog/geog_counties/view/county:BI. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 

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