Graham County Courthouse
County Seat: Hill City
· 2,946 (2000)
· 3,543 (1990)
· 5,173 (1900)
Area: 898 Square Miles
Standard Abbreviation: GH
The beautiful valley of the Solomon river runs across Graham County
from west to east; highway US24 takes advantage
of the natural highway and follows the river across the county. US283
crosses both at Hill City.
- Antelope Lake near Morland was built in the 1930's as a
WPA project and now offers fine fishing.
- Morland is justly proud of the relief on the front of the
Citizens State Bank on Main Street.
- An historical marker at Nicodemus describes this old black "exoduster" settlement which is nearly gone;
good signs help understand what's left.
Organized in 1880.
County seat Hill City.
In honor of Captain John L. Graham, of the Eighth
Regiment, Kansas Infantry--killed in action at
Chickamauga, Tenn., September 19, 1863, before
he was mustered.
Map and text from History of Kansas,
Noble Prentis, (Winfield: E.P. Greer. 1899)
John L. Graham, Captain, 8th Kansas, for whom the county was named,
was killed at the Civil War battle of Chickamauga.
William G. Cutler's History of Kansas
, first published in 1883, tells about early Graham County
The Special Collections of the Ablah Library at WSU contain historical images of
The little town of Gradan has vanished, but some
is available online.
The Union Pacific once followed the Solomon across the county.
The Kansas State Historical Society also has
for Graham County online including a rich bibliography and lists of
cemeteries, post offices, and newspapers.
Cities & Towns of Graham County
Town Population ZIP Year Elevation
================= ========== ========= ==== =========
Bogue 179 67625 1888 2050
Hill City 1,604 67642 1880 2190
Morland 164 67650 1886 2310
Nicodemus 1877 2015
Penokee 67659 2228
St. Peter 2495
Census Bureau Profile & Map
Special Places in Graham County
Graham County is one of six counties in the Solomon Valley Highway 24 Heritage Alliance.
The alliance is recording the history of the valley, showing visitors how to find interesting places between Hoxie in the west and Glasco in the east.
There is a intriguing relief in the brickwork on the front of the Citizens State Bank in Morland. A section of that relief is shown in the picture on the right.
- Hill City hosts the Graham County Fair and Rodeo the last weekend in July. For more information
about the county fair and other Graham county events, please check out the Community Calendar.
- Graham County Hospital (785) 421-2121
304 W Prout St. / Hill City, KS 67642
- Hill City Times (785) 421-5700
110 N. Pomeroy / P. O. Box 308 / Hill City, KS 67642-0308
More Data About Graham County
- Kansas County Profile Reports
Statistical data from The Institute for Public Policy and Social Research, the University of Kansas
Graham County Offices
- County Clerk (785) 421-3453
410 Pomeroy St. / Hill City, KS 67642
Emergency - 911
- Extension Service (785) 421-3411
410 N Pomeroy, Courthouse / Hill City, KS 67642-1645
Hill City Chamber of Commerce
801 W. Main Street / P.O. Box 155 / Hill City, KS 67642
Last updated on
November 9, 2011
A service of the Kansas State Library
Graphics by John Howell,
photos by Susan Howell,
used by permission.