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Stevens County courthouse in Hugoton, Kansas.  Photo by Susan Howell.
 Stevens County Courthouse

Stevens  County  

Stevens County
County Seat: Hugoton
Founded: 1886
    · 5,463 (2000)
    · 4,736 (1990)
    ·    620 (1900)
Area: 727 Square Miles
Standard Abbreviation: SV 


Map of Stevens County, KS in 1899
Organized August 3, 1886.  County seat Hugoton.  Was named after the late distinguished statesman Thaddeus Stevens.
Map and text from History of Kansas, Noble Prentis, (Winfield: E.P. Greer. 1899)
Thaddeus Stevens (1792-1868), Congressman from Pennsylvania, was famous for his fierce abolitionist beliefs.
The Kansas State Historical Society also has more historical data for Stevens County online including a rich bibliography and lists of cemeteries, post offices, and newspapers.
The Special Collections of the Ablah Library at WSU contain historical images of Hugoton and Moscow.

Cities, Towns, & Villages of Stevens County

    Town            Population  ZIP         Year  Elevation
    =============   ==========  =========   ====  =========
    Cave                                            2993
    Hugoton              3,708  67951       1885    3111
    Moscow                 247  67952       1913    3045
    Woods                                           2962
Census Bureau Profile & Map

Special Places in Stevens County

Hunt Stevens County
  • The Santa Fe trail follows the Cimarron River across the Northwest corner of Stevens County.



Stevens County Schools



More Data About Stevens County

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



  • Fitzgerald, Daniel Ghost Towns of Kansas -- A Traveler's Guide (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas. 1988)
  • Fitzgerald, Daniel Faded Dreams : More Ghost Towns of Kansas (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas. 1994)
  • WPA The WPA Guide to 1930s Kansas (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas. 1984)

Stevens County Offices

For more about Stevens County contact:

  • Hugoton Chamber of Commerce   (620) 544-4305
    630 S. Main, Hugoton, KS 67951
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