Ottawa County Courthouse
County Seat: Minneapolis
· 6,163 (2000)
· 5,634 (1990)
· 11,182 (1900)
Area: 721 Square Miles
Standard Abbreviation: OT
Created in 1860 and organized in 1866.
County seat Minneapolis.
Named for the tribe of Ottawas|
Map and text from History of Kansas,
Noble Prentis, (Winfield: E.P. Greer. 1899)
Minneapolis was the boyhood home of the famous scientist George
Washington Carver from 1880 to 1885.
William G. Cutler's History of Kansas
, first published in 1883, tells about early Ottawa County
There is a section on Ottawa County in the book
Kansas: a Cyclopedia Of State History
by Frank Blackmar (1912).
The Special Collections of the Ablah Library at WSU contain historical images of
The Kansas State Historical Society also has
for Ottawa County online including a rich bibliography and lists of
cemeteries, post offices, and newspapers.
Cities, Towns, & Villages of Ottawa County
Year Elev Population Name ZIP
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1301 Ada 67414
1221 623 Bennington 67422
1260 164 Culver 67484
1300 469 Delphos 67436
1253 2,046 Minneapolis 67467
1294 339 Tescott 67484
1300 Vine Creek
1372 Wells 67488
U.S. Census Bureau's QuickFacts about Ottawa County, Kansas
Ottawa County School Systems
Ottawa County Museums
Delphos Museum 785-523-4658
101 N. Washington (corner of Washington and First), Delphos, KS 67436
- Ottawa County Historical Museum (785) 392-3621
110 S. Concord · Minneapolis, KS 67467
Ottawa County Newspapers
Special Places in Ottawa County
- Rock City Park is a national natural landmark filled with large and
unusual rock formations located about 2.5 miles SW of Minneapolis
- The Red Post Tours offer guides for touring Ottawa County by car.
Contact the Chamber of Commerce at (785) 392-3068 for more information.
- The city library and museum offers an exibit and plaque about
George Washington Carver.
More Data About Ottawa County
- The Kansas Geological Society has a
of Ottawa County online.
Ottawa County Offices
- Ottawa County (785) 392-2279
307 N. Concord St. · Minneapolis, KS 67467
- Extension Service (785) 392-2147
307 N Concord, Suite 190 / Minneapolis, KS 67467-2140
Minneapolis Area Chamber of Commerce
213 W. Second / Minneapolis, KS 67467
Last updated on
January 10, 2013
A service of the Kansas State Library
Graphics by John Howell,
photos by Susan Howell,
used by permission.