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Location in Kansas of Kearny County
 
 
 
 
County Seat: Lakin
Founded: 1888
Population:
  · 4,531   (2000)
  · 4,027   (1990)
  · 1,107   (1900)
Area: 868 Square Miles
Standard Abbreviation: KE 

 

 

 

Kearny County

Kearny County courthouse in Lakin, Kansas.  Photo by Susan Howell.
Kearny County Courthouse 

History

Map of Kearny County, KS in 1899
Organized Narch 27, 1888.  County seat Lakin.  Named after General Kearny, who commanded United States troops in the West during the Indian troubles
 
Map and text from History of Kansas, Noble Prentis, (Winfield: E.P. Greer. 1899)
 
The Special Collections of the Ablah Library at WSU contain historical images of Deerfield, and Lakin.
 
The Kansas State Historical Society also has more historical data for Kearny County online including a rich bibliography and lists of cemeteries, post offices, and newspapers.

Cities, Towns, & Villages of Kearny County

                      2000
     Town          Population   ZIP        Year Elevation
     ------------  ----------  -----       ---- ---------
     Chantilly              0              1887
     Deerfield            884  67838              2947
     Hartland               0              1885   3060
     Lakin               2316  67860              3001
     Sutton                                       3110
 
Census Bureau Profile & Map

Kearny County School Systems

Hospitals

Libraries

Museums

Newspapers

  • Lakin Independent   (620) 355-6162
    118 N. Main / Lakin, KS 67860

More Data About Kearny County

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

Genealogy

References

  • History of Kearny County, Kansas (Lakin: Kearny County Historical Society. 1970)

Kearny County Offices

 
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