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Wallace County Courthouse in Sharon Springs, Kansas

 

 

Wallace County

Location
 
 
County Seat: Sharon Springs
Founded: 1888
Population:
  · 1,749 (2000)
  · 1,821 (1990)
  · 1,178 (1900)
Area: 914 Square Miles
Standard Abbreviation: WA 

 

History

A fort, a town, and a county were named for General William H. L. Wallace who was fatally wounded April 10, 1862 at the battle of Shiloh.
 
The Special Collections of the Ablah Library at WSU contain historical images of Sharon Springs, Wallace, and Weskan.
 
The Kansas State Historical Society also has more historical data for Wallace County online including a rich bibliography and lists of cemeteries, post offices, and newspapers.
  Wallace County Kansas in 1899
Wallace County in 1899

Cities, Towns, & Villages of Wallace County

                           2000
    Town                Population  ZIP         Year  Elevation
    =================   ==========  =========   ====  =========
    Sharon Springs             835  67758               3471
    Sunland                                             3589
    Wallace                     67  67761       1869    3311
    Weskan                          67762       1887    3846
 
Census Bureau Profile & Map

Special Places in Wallace County

  • Weskan has a nice little park a couple of blocks south of highway US40.
  • Vega once was a town with a post office south of Sharon Springs; it's gone now.
  • Only a cemetery remains of the old settlement of Stockholm in the south part of the county.
  • Mt Sunflower, elevation 4039, is the highest point in Kansas.
  • The post cemetery is all that's left of old Fort Wallace.
  • Rhino Hill in the northeast part of the county has been the source of many fossilized shark's teeth and vertebrate skeletons.

Special Events in Wallace County

  • The Wallace county free fair is held every July.
  • The Rattlesnake Roundup and Festival is held every May in Sharon Springs. Contact (785) 852-4473 for more information.

Wallace County School Systems

Libraries

  • Sharon Springs Public Library   (785) 852-4685
    113 W. Second / Sharon Springs, KS 67758

Museums

Newspapers

  • Western Times   (785) 852-4900
    110 N. Main, Box 279 / Sharon Springs, KS 67758-0166

More Data About Wallace County

Economic Development Health Data

Genealogy

References

  • Wallace County History (Sharon Springs: Wallace County Historians. 1979)

Wallace County Offices

  • Wallace County   (785) 852-4282
    313 Main St. / Sharon Springs, KS 67758
  • Sheriff   (785) 852-4288 / 313 Main St.
  • Extension Service   (785) 852-4285
    313 Main St. / P.O. Box 189 / Sharon Springs, KS 67758-0189

For more about Wallace County contact:

  • Wallace County Chamber Of Commerce   (785) 852-4935
    P. O. Box 508 / Sharon Springs, KS 67758
  • Wallace County Pride   (785) 852-4473
    Sharon Springs, KS 67758
 
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