Counties of Kansas
LocationState of Kansas
Number105
Populations1,304 (Greeley) – 613,219 (Johnson)
Areas151 square miles (390 km2) (Wyandotte) – 1,428 square miles (3,700 km2) (Butler)
Government
Subdivisions

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. Every license plate issued by the state contains the same two-letter abbreviation for the county in which its vehicle is registered.

Overview

Kansas has 105 counties, the fifth-highest total of any state. The first counties were established while Kansas was a Territory from May 30, 1854, until January 29, 1861, when Kansas became a 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.

Wyandotte County and the city of Kansas City,[1] and Greeley County and the city of Tribune, operate as unified governments.[2]

The FIPS state code for Kansas is 20.

Alphabetical list

County
FIPS code[3] County seat[4] Est.[4] Origin Etymology[5] County Code
Population (2021 Estimate)[6] Area[4] 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 12,464 503 sq mi
(1,303 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 7,778 583 sq mi
(1,510 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 16,239 432 sq mi
(1,119 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 4,110 1,134 sq mi
(2,937 km2)
State map highlighting Barber County
Barton County 009 Great Bend 1867 From unorganized area Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross BT 25,216 894 sq mi
(2,315 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 14,323 637 sq mi
(1,650 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 9,455 571 sq mi
(1,479 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 67,889 1,428 sq mi
(3,699 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 2,598 776 sq mi
(2,010 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 3,395 642 sq mi
(1,663 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 19,130 587 sq mi
(1,520 km2)
State map highlighting Cherokee County
Cheyenne County 023 Saint Francis 1873 From unorganized area Cheyenne Native Americans, who inhabited the area CN 2,633 1,020 sq mi
(2,642 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[7] CA 1,977 975 sq mi
(2,525 km2)
State map highlighting Clark County
Clay County 027 Clay Center 1857 From unorganized area Henry Clay, influential U.S. Senator from Kentucky CY 8,077 644 sq mi
(1,668 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 8,928 716 sq mi
(1,854 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 8,338 630 sq mi
(1,632 km2)
State map highlighting Coffey County
Comanche County 033 Coldwater 1867 From unorganized area Comanche Native Americans, who lived in the area CM 1,670 788 sq mi
(2,041 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 34,496 1,126 sq mi
(2,916 km2)
State map highlighting Cowley County
Crawford County 037 Girard 1867 Bourbon and Cherokee Counties Samuel J. Crawford, third Governor of Kansas CR 39,110 593 sq mi
(1,536 km2)
State map highlighting Crawford County
Decatur County 039 Oberlin 1873 From unorganized area Stephen Decatur, naval commodore and War of 1812 hero DC 2,751 894 sq mi
(2,315 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 18,459 848 sq mi
(2,196 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 7,471 392 sq mi
(1,015 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 119,363 457 sq mi
(1,184 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 2,832 622 sq mi
(1,611 km2)
State map highlighting Edwards County
Elk County 049 Howard 1875 Formed from Howard County Elk River, which originates in the county EK 2,441 648 sq mi
(1,678 km2)
State map highlighting Elk County
Ellis County 051 Hays 1867 From unorganized area George Ellis, Union lieutenant and distinguished Civil War hero EL 28,790 900 sq mi
(2,331 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 6,336 716 sq mi
(1,854 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 38,107 1,300 sq mi
(3,367 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 34,159 1,099 sq mi
(2,846 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 25,986 574 sq mi
(1,487 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 35,934 384 sq mi
(995 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[8] GO 2,755 1,072 sq mi
(2,776 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 2,400 898 sq mi
(2,326 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 7,324 575 sq mi
(1,489 km2)
State map highlighting Grant County
Gray County 069 Cimarron 1887 Formed from Finney and Ford Counties Alfred Gray, Kansas Secretary of Agriculture GY 5,644 869 sq mi
(2,251 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 1,304 778 sq mi
(2,015 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 5,939 1,140 sq mi
(2,953 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 2,484 996 sq mi
(2,580 km2)
State map highlighting Hamilton County
Harper County 077 Anthony 1867 From unorganized area Marion Harper, Union sergeant and Civil War hero HP 5,331 802 sq mi
(2,077 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 33,817 539 sq mi
(1,396 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 3,668 577 sq mi
(1,494 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 1,710 860 sq mi
(2,227 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 13,261 657 sq mi
(1,702 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 18,411 536 sq mi
(1,388 km2)
State map highlighting Jefferson County
Jewell County 089 Mankato 1867 From unorganized area Lewis R. Jewell, Union colonel and Civil War hero JW 2,937 909 sq mi
(2,354 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 613,219 477 sq mi
(1,235 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 3,891 870 sq mi
(2,253 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 7,392 864 sq mi
(2,238 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 2,392 722 sq mi
(1,870 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 19,912 649 sq mi
(1,681 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 1,565 717 sq mi
(1,857 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 82,184 463 sq mi
(1,199 km2)
State map highlighting Leavenworth County
Lincoln County 105 Lincoln 1867 From unorganized area Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth U.S. President LC 2,903 719 sq mi
(1,862 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 9,747 599 sq mi
(1,551 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 2,722 1,073 sq mi
(2,779 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 31,998 851 sq mi
(2,204 km2)
State map highlighting Lyon County
Marion County 115 Marion 1860 From unorganized area Francis Marion, American Revolutionary War hero MN 11,712 943 sq mi
(2,442 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 9,979 903 sq mi
(2,339 km2)
State map highlighting Marshall County
McPherson County 113 McPherson 1867 From unorganized area James Birdseye McPherson, prominent Union Civil War general MP 30,146 900 sq mi
(2,331 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 4,022 978 sq mi
(2,533 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 34,593 577 sq mi
(1,494 km2)
State map highlighting Miami County
Mitchell County 123 Beloit 1867 From unorganized area William D. Mitchell, Union captain and Civil War hero MC 5,748 700 sq mi
(1,813 km2)
State map highlighting Mitchell County
Montgomery County 125 Independence 1867 Formed from Wilson County Richard Montgomery, Revolutionary War hero MG 31,156 645 sq mi
(1,671 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 5,356 697 sq mi
(1,805 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 2,692 730 sq mi
(1,891 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 10,216 719 sq mi
(1,862 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 15,784 572 sq mi
(1,481 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[9] NS 2,672 1,075 sq mi
(2,784 km2)
State map highlighting Ness County
Norton County 137 Norton 1867 From unorganized area (Formerly Billings (1873–79) Orloff Norton, Union captain and Civil War hero NT 5,342 878 sq mi
(2,274 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 15,768 704 sq mi
(1,823 km2)
State map highlighting Osage County
Osborne County 141 Osborne 1867 From unorganized area Vincent B. Osborne, Union soldier and Civil War hero OB 3,498 893 sq mi
(2,313 km2)
State map highlighting Osborne County
Ottawa County 143 Minneapolis 1860 From unorganized area Ottawa Native Americans, who lived in the area OT 5,838 721 sq mi
(1,867 km2)
State map highlighting Ottawa County
Pawnee County 145 Larned 1867 From unorganized area Pawnee Native Americans, who lived in the area PN 6,225 754 sq mi
(1,953 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 4,815 886 sq mi
(2,295 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 25,790 844 sq mi
(2,186 km2)
State map highlighting Pottawatomie County
Pratt County 151 Pratt 1867 From unorganized area Caleb Pratt, Union lieutenant and Civil War hero PR 9,181 735 sq mi
(1,904 km2)
State map highlighting Pratt County
Rawlins County 153 Atwood 1873 From unorganized area John Aaron Rawlins, prominent Union Civil War general RA 2,549 1,070 sq mi
(2,771 km2)
State map highlighting Rawlins County
Reno County 155 Hutchinson 1867 From unorganized area Jesse L. Reno, prominent Union Civil War general RN 61,414 1,254 sq mi
(3,248 km2)
State map highlighting Reno County
Republic County 157 Belleville 1868 Formed from Washington County Republican River, which flows through the county RP 4,662 716 sq mi
(1,854 km2)
State map highlighting Republic County
Rice County 159 Lyons 1867 From unorganized area Samuel A. Rice, prominent Union Civil War general RC 9,390 727 sq mi
(1,883 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 72,208 610 sq mi
(1,580 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 4,831 888 sq mi
(2,300 km2)
State map highlighting Rooks County
Rush County 165 La Crosse 1867 From unorganized area Alexander Rush, Union captain and Civil War hero RH 2,953 718 sq mi
(1,860 km2)
State map highlighting Rush County
Russell County 167 Russell 1867 From unorganized area Avra P. Russell, Union captain and Civil War hero RS 6,703 885 sq mi
(2,292 km2)
State map highlighting Russell County
Saline County 169 Salina 1860 From unorganized area Saline River, which flows through the county SA 53,888 720 sq mi
(1,865 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 5,131 718 sq mi
(1,860 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 523,828 1,000 sq mi
(2,590 km2)
State map highlighting Sedgwick County
Seward County 175 Liberal 1873 From unorganized area William Henry Seward, U.S. Secretary of State SW 21,747 640 sq mi
(1,658 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 178,264 550 sq mi
(1,424 km2)
State map highlighting Shawnee County
Sheridan County 179 Hoxie 1873 From unorganized area Philip Henry Sheridan, prominent Union Civil War general SD 2,478 896 sq mi
(2,321 km2)
State map highlighting Sheridan County
Sherman County 181 Goodland 1873 From unorganized area William Tecumseh Sherman, prominent Civil War general SH 5,895 1,056 sq mi
(2,735 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 3,576 896 sq mi
(2,321 km2)
State map highlighting Smith County
Stafford County 185 Saint John 1867 From unorganized area Lewis Stafford, Union captain and Civil War hero SF 4,034 792 sq mi
(2,051 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 2,044 680 sq mi
(1,761 km2)
State map highlighting Stanton County
Stevens County 189 Hugoton 1886 Formed from Seward County Thaddeus Stevens, U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania who was a leader of Reconstruction politics SV 5,293 728 sq mi
(1,886 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 22,385 1,182 sq mi
(3,061 km2)
State map highlighting Sumner County
Thomas County 193 Colby 1873 From unorganized area George Henry Thomas, prominent Union Civil War general TH 7,877 1,075 sq mi
(2,784 km2)
State map highlighting Thomas County
Trego County 195 WaKeeney 1867 From unorganized area Edgar P. Trego, Union captain and Civil War hero TR 2,793 888 sq mi
(2,300 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 6,966 798 sq mi
(2,067 km2)
State map highlighting Wabaunsee County
Wallace County 199 Sharon Springs 1868 From unorganized area W.H.L. Wallace, prominent Union Civil War general WA 1,508 914 sq mi
(2,367 km2)
State map highlighting Wallace County
Washington County 201 Washington 1857 From unorganized area George Washington, first U.S. President and founding father WS 5,511 898 sq mi
(2,326 km2)
State map highlighting Washington County
Wichita County 203 Leoti 1873 From unorganized area Wichita Native Americans, who lived in the area WH 2,082 719 sq mi
(1,862 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 8,526 574 sq mi
(1,487 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 3,102 501 sq mi
(1,298 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 167,046 151 sq mi
(391 km2)
State map highlighting Wyandotte County

Former counties of Kansas

1881 map of Kansas, showing Arrapahoe, Buffalo, Kansas, Kearney, Sequoyah, St. John counties
1881 map of Kansas, showing Arrapahoe, Buffalo, Kansas, Kearney, Sequoyah, St. John counties
1893 map of Kansas, showing Garfield and Kearney Counties
1893 map of Kansas, showing Garfield and Kearney Counties
Sortable table
County Dates Notes Source
Washington 1855–57 One of 36 Original Counties. [10]
Seward 1861-67 Formerly part of Godfrey. Dissolved into Greenwood and Howard Counties. [11]
Godfrey 1855-61 One of the Original 36 Counties. Name changed to Seward around 1861. [12]
Hunter 1855-64 One of the Original 36 Counties. Dissolved into Butler County. [13]
Irving 1860-64 Formed from Hunter County. Dissolved into Butler County. [14]
Otoe 1860-64 Formed from Unorganized Area and dissolved into Butler County. [15]
Shirley 1860-67 Formed from Unorganized Area and renamed Cloud County. [16]
Peketon 1860-65 Formed from Unorganized Area and dissolved back into Unorganized Area. [17]
Madison 1855-61 One of the Original 36 Counties. Dissolved into Breckenridge and Greenwood. [18]
Howard 1867-75 Formed from Seward and Butler Counties. Dissolved into Chautauqua and Elk Counties. [19]
Arapahoe 1873-83 Formed from Unorganized Area. Dissolved into Finney County. [20]
Buffalo 1873-81 Formed from Unorganized Area. Dissolved into Gray County. [21]
Foote 1873-81 Dissolved into Ford and Finney Counties. [22]
Kansas 1873-83 Formed from Unorganized Area. Dissolved into Seward County. [23]
Sequoyah 1873-83 Formed from Unorganized Area. Dissolved into Finney County. [24]
Garfield 1887-93 Formed from Finney and Hodgeman Counties and merged into Finney County. [25]
Billings 1873–74 Created from Norton County and returned to Norton County. [26]
Davis 1855-89 One of 36 Original Counties, now part of Geary County.
Breckinridge 1855-62 Now Lyon County. [27]

St. John County was established in 1871, and formed from the area to the east of range 38 in what was then part of Wallace County. In 1885, the name was changed to Logan County.[28]

Kearney County was established on March 6, 1873, and was dissolved in 1883, with the land area being split between Hamilton and Finney counties. It was reestablished with its original borders in 1887, and organized on March 27, 1888. In 1889, the name was corrected to Kearny County (without an extra "e") to match the last name of Philip Kearny.[29]

See also

References

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  2. ^ "Unified Greely county". Unified Government of Greeley County. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
  3. ^ "EPA County FIPS Code Listing". EPA.gov. Retrieved April 30, 2008.
  4. ^ a b c National Association of Counties. "NACo - Find a county". Archived from the original on October 25, 2007. Retrieved April 30, 2008.
  5. ^ Kansas State Historical Society (December 17, 2009). "Kansas Counties". Kansas County Factsheets. Kansas State Historical Society. Retrieved March 21, 2010. Individual county pages are sources used.((cite web)): CS1 maint: postscript (link)
  6. ^ U.S. Census Bureau. "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Kansas". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 31, 2022.
  7. ^ a b Kansas Place-Names, John Rydjord, University of Oklahoma Press, 1972, p. 400 ISBN 0-8061-0994-7
  8. ^ Kansas Place-Names, John Rydjord, University of Oklahoma Press, 1972, p. 403 ISBN 0-8061-0994-7
  9. ^ Kansas Place-Names, John Rydjord, University of Oklahoma Press, 1972, p. 407 ISBN 0-8061-0994-7
  10. ^ Kansas State Historical Society. "Washington County, Kansas (old) (defunct)". Kansas County Factsheets. Kansas State Historical Society. Retrieved November 27, 2010.
  11. ^ Kansas State Historical Society. "Seward County, Kansas (defunct)". Kansas County Factsheets. Kansas State Historical Society. Retrieved November 27, 2010.
  12. ^ Kansas State Historical Society. "Godfrey County, Kansas (defunct)". Kansas County Factsheets. Kansas State Historical Society. Retrieved April 3, 2015.
  13. ^ Kansas State Historical Society. "Hunter County, Kansas (defunct)". Kansas County Factsheets. Kansas State Historical Society. Retrieved November 27, 2010.
  14. ^ Kansas State Historical Society. "Irving County, Kansas (defunct)". Kansas County Factsheets. Kansas State Historical Society. Retrieved November 27, 2010.
  15. ^ Kansas State Historical Society. "Otoe County, Kansas (defunct)". Kansas County Factsheets. Kansas State Historical Society. Retrieved November 27, 2010.
  16. ^ Kansas State Historical Society. "Shirley County, Kansas (defunct)". Kansas County Factsheets. Kansas State Historical Society. Retrieved July 17, 2020.
  17. ^ Kansas State Historical Society. "Peketon County, Kansas (defunct)". Kansas County Factsheets. Kansas State Historical Society. Retrieved November 27, 2010.
  18. ^ Kansas State Historical Society. "Madison County, Kansas (defunct)". Kansas County Factsheets. Kansas State Historical Society. Retrieved November 27, 2010.
  19. ^ Kansas State Historical Society. "Howard County, Kansas (defunct)". Kansas County Factsheets. Kansas State Historical Society. Retrieved November 27, 2010.
  20. ^ Kansas State Historical Society. "Arapahoe County, Kansas (2nd) (defunct)". Kansas County Factsheets. Kansas State Historical Society. Retrieved November 27, 2010.
  21. ^ Kansas State Historical Society. "Buffalo County, Kansas (defunct)". Kansas County Factsheets. Kansas State Historical Society. Retrieved November 27, 2010.
  22. ^ Kansas State Historical Society. "Foote County, Kansas (defunct)". Kansas County Factsheets. Kansas State Historical Society. Retrieved February 21, 2022.
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