Stevens County Courthouse
County Seat: Hugoton
· 5,463 (2000)
· 4,736 (1990)
· 620 (1900)
Area: 727 Square Miles
Standard Abbreviation: SV
Organized August 3, 1886.
County seat Hugoton.
Was named after the late distinguished statesman
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
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
Cities, Towns, & Villages of Stevens County
Town Population ZIP Year Elevation
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Hugoton 3,708 67951 1885 3111
Moscow 247 67952 1913 3045
Census Bureau Profile & Map
Special Places in 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
- Kansas County Profile Reports
Statistical data from The Institute for Policy and Social Research, the University of Kansas
- 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
Last updated on
November 29, 2009
A service of the Kansas State Library
Graphics by John Howell,
photos by Susan Howell,
used by permission.