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County Seat:  Tribune
Founded: 1888
    · 1,534 (2000)
    · 1,774 (1990)
    ·    493 (1900)
Area: 778 Square Miles
Standard Abbreviation: GL

Greeley County

Greeley County Courthouse
 in Tribune.  Photo by Susan Howell
Greeley County Courthouse 


Map of Greeley County, KS in 1899
Organized July 9, 1887.  County seat, Tribune.  Named in honor of the founder of the New York Tribune.
Map and text from History of Kansas, Noble Prentis, (Winfield: E.P. Greer. 1899)
Horace Greeley (1811-1872) was publisher of the New York Tribune and fought for Kansas entry into the Union as a free state. He was also famous for his boosterism of the West: "Go west young man."
The Special Collections of the Ablah Library at WSU contain historical images of Horace.
The Kansas State Historical Society also has more historical data for Greeley County online including a rich bibliography and lists of cemeteries, post offices, and newspapers.

Cities, Towns & Villages of Greeley County

     Town          Population   ZIP        Year Elevation
     =========     ==========  =====       ==== =========  
     Horace               143                     3643
     Kanco                                        3860
     Tribune              835  67879              3616
Census Bureau Profile & Map

Greeley County School Systems

Greely County H. S. Jackrabbit USD 200 Greeley County Schools (620) 376-4211
Tribune, KS 67879




More Data About Greeley County

Economic Development
  • Greeley County Community Development   (620) 376-2548
    510 Broadway, Tribune, KS 67879
  • Kansas' County Profile Reports
    Statistical data from The Institute for Policy and Social Research, ther University of Kansas
Health Data


Greeley County Offices


Greeley County Chamber of Commerce
(620) 376-2548
Tribune, KS 67879

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