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Location of Wichita Co.
 
County Seat: Leoti
Founded: 1886
Population:
  · 2,234 (2010)
  · 2,531 (2000)
  · 3,041 (1990)
  · 1,197 (1900)
Area: 717 Square Miles
Standard Abbreviation: WH
 

 

Wichita County

Wichita County Courthouse in Leoti, Kansas

History

Map of Wichita County, KS in 1899
Organized December 24, 1886. County seat Leoti. Boundaries defined in 1873. Wichita was the name of a confederacy of Caddoan Indians.
 
Map and text from History of Kansas, Noble Prentis, (Winfield: E.P. Greer. 1899)
The Kansas State Historical Society also has more historical data for Wichita County online including a rich bibliography and lists of cemeteries, post offices, and newspapers.

Cities, Towns, & Villages of Wichita County

                      2010
     Town          Population  ZIP         Year Elevation
     ============  ==========  ==========  ==== =========
     Coronado                              1885   3270
     Leoti              1,534  67861       1885   3305
     Lydia                                        3256
     Marienthal                67863              3210
     Selkirk                                      3443
 
Census Bureau Profile & Map

Wichita County Schools

Hospitals

Libraries

  • Wichita County Library   (620) 375-4322
    Fourth & M Street / Leoti, KS 67861

Museums

  • Museum of the Great Plains   (620) 375-2316
    401 N. Fourth St. / P. O. Box C / Leoti, KS 67861
    2:00 - 5:00 Except Mondays & Major Holidays

Newspapers

  • Leoti Standard   (620) 375-2631
    114 S. Fourth / Leoti, KS 67861

More Data About Wichita County

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

Genealogy

Government

 
________________________

Wichita County Economic Development
Simone Cahoj, Director
(620) 375-2182
206 S. 4th / Leoti, KS 67861

 
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