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Location of Wyandotte County

 

 

County Seat: Kansas City
Founded: 1859
Population:
    · 157,882 (2000)
    · 162,026 (1990)
    ·   73,227 (1900)
Area: 151 Square Miles
Standard Abbreviation: WY

 

Wyandotte County

Wyandotte County courthouse in Kansas City, Kansas.  Photo by Susan Howell.
Wyandotte Co. Courthouse  

History

Map of Wyandotte County, KS in 1899
Organized in 1855. County Seat, Kansas City (formerly Wyandotte). Named after the Indian tribe of that name.
 
Map and text from History of Kansas, Noble Prentis, (Winfield: E.P. Greer. 1899)

 
William G. Cutler's History of Kansas, first published in 1883, tells about early Wyandotte County.
 
The Special Collections of the Ablah Library at WSU contain historical images of Bonner Springs and Kansas City.
 
The Kansas State Historical Society also has more historical data for Wyandotte County online including a rich bibliography and lists of cemeteries, post offices, and newspapers.

Cities, Towns, & Villages of Wyandotte County

                      2000
     Town          Population  ZIP         Year Elevation
     ------------- ----------  -------     ---- ---------
     Argentine                                     810
     Bethel                                       1000
     Beverly Hills                                 900
     Bonner Springs     6,768  66012               850
     Edwardsville       4,146                      850
     Grays Park                                    900
     Grinter Heights                               869
     Grove Center                                  830
     Kansas City      146,866  66100-66119 1869    740
       (Strawberry Hill - a KCK neighborhood)
     Lake of the Forest        66012               890
     Loma Vista                                    850
     Loring                                        787
     Maywood                                       990
     Morris                                        767
     Muncie                    66111               836
     Nearman                                       750
     Piper                                         963
     Pomeroy                                       700
     Stony Point                                   900
     Sunflower                                     800
     Turner                                        840
     Vinewood                                      940
     Wallula                                       992
     Welborn                                       960
     Wolcott                                       760
Census Bureau Profile & Map

Wyandotte County School Systems

Colleges & Universities

Hospitals

Other Health Service Web Sites

Libraries

Museums

Newspapers

Other Wyandotte Sites

More Data About Wyandotte County

Economic Development Health Data

Genealogy

Wyandotte County Offices

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