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Location
 
County Seat: WaKeeney
Founded: June 21, 1879
Population:
  · 3,319 (2000)
  · 3,694 (1990)
  · 2,722 (1900)
Area: 900 Square Miles
Standard Abbreviation: TR 

Trego County

Trego County Courthouse in WaKeeney, Kansas.  Photo by Susan Howell.
Trego County Courthouse (2000). 

History

Map of Trego County, KS in 1899.
Organized in 1879. County Seat, WaKeeney. Named in memory of Edward P. Trego, Captain of Company H, Eighth Kansas Infantry, killed September 19, 1863 at Chickamauga, Tenn.
 
Map and text from History of Kansas, Noble Prentis, 1899

William G. Cutler's History of Kansas, first published in 1883, tells about early Trego County.
 
The Special Collections of the Ablah Library at WSU contain historical images of Trego County towns: Collyer & WaKeeney.
 
The Kansas State Historical Society also has more historical data for Trego County online including a rich bibliography and lists of cemeteries, post offices, and newspapers.
The Trego County courthouse in 1889

Cities, Towns, & Villages of Trego County

                      2000
     Town          Population  ZIP         Year Elevation
     ------------  ----------  -----       ---- ---------
     Banner                                1880
     Bosna                                 1880   
     Collyer              133  67631       1879   2550
     Cyrus                                 1880
     Fort Downer                                  2280
     Gibson                                1880
     Ogallah                   67656              2330
     Riga                                         2219
     Trego Center                                 2382
     Voda                                         2540
     WaKeeney           1,924  67672       1878   2465
     Wilcox                                1879   
U.S. Census Bureau's Quick Facts about Trego County

Libraries

  • WaKeeney City Library   (785) 743-2960
    610 Russell Avenue, WaKeeney, KS 67672

Museums

  • Trego County Museum   (785) 743-2964
    S. Thirteenth, WaKeeney, KS 67672

Trego County School Systems

Hospitals

Newspapers

  • Western Kansas World   (785) 743-2155
    205 N Main, WaKeeney, KS 67672
    Started in March, 1879 - the oldest business in WaKeeney and Trego County.

More Data About Trego County

Economic Development
  • Kansas County Profile Reports
    Statistical data from The Institute for Policy and Social Research, the University of Kansas
Health Data

Genealogy

Trego County Offices

  • Trego County   (785) 743-5773
    216 N. Main, WaKeeney, KS 67672
  • Register of Deeds   785-743-6622
    216 Main, WaKeeney, Ks 67672
    Fax: 785-743-2461
  • Extension Service   (785) 743-6361
    216 Main Street, WaKeeney, KS 67672-2189

For more about Trego County contact:

  • WaKeeney Chamber of Commerce   (785) 743-2077
    216 N. Main, WaKeeney, KS 67672
  • Trego County Economic Development   (785) 743-5785
    216 Main, PO Box 355, WaKeeney, KS 67672
 
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