Maps and text transcribed from: Transactions of the Kansas State Historical Society, 1903-1904; edited by Geo. W. Martin, Secretary. Vol. VIII. Topeka: Geo. A. Clark, state printer, 1904.
Reproduced with permission of the Kansas State Historical Society.

MAP VI, 1867.

In 1867 Crawford, Ellis, Ellsworth and Labette counties were organized. Thirty-five new counties were established, and several changes were made in the boundaries of old ones.

The western boundary of Dickinson was changed to include the eastern half of section 13, township 13, range 1 west (Laws of 1867, p. 49).

Labette county was created out of that part of the state south of the sixth standard parallel and between the Osage reserve and the Cherokee neutral lands (id. pp. 48, 49). This made the western boundary of Labette fall about two and one-half miles west of the west line of Neosho, as formerly established. A little later, Montgomery county was created out of that part of Wilson county south of the sixth standard parallel (id. p. 51). With the establishment of this county, the west line of Labette went back to the old line between Wilson and Neosho, i. e., the line between the second and third tiers of Sections of range 17 east.

The south boundary of Bourbon was pushed six miles north to the section line two miles north of the south line of township 24, and the north line of Cherokee was pushed eighteen miles south to the middle of township 31. Out of the territory thus detached from Bourbon and Cherokee the new county of Crawford was formed (id. p. 50).

Another act provided for the division into counties of all the unorganized part of the state east of range line 26 west; the counties to be organized when they should have the requisite population. The counties created by this act were: Montgomery, Howard, Cowley, McPherson, Sedgwick, Sumner, Jewell, Mitchell, Lincoln, Ellsworth, Rice, Reno, Harper, Smith, Osborne, Russell, Barton, Stafford, Pratt, Barbour, Phillips, Rooks, Ellis, Rush, Pawnee, Kiowa, Comanche, Norton, Graham, Trego, Ness, Hageman, Ford, and Clark. By the same act Seward disappeared, and the boundaries of Greenwood, Butler and Marion were changed. Butler took its final form. The south line of Greenwood was pushed nine miles south, to the north line of township 30. Marion was confined to one tier of townships on the south, taken from Butler (id. pp. 51-57).

The name of Shirley was changed to Cloud (id. p. 68).

Link to full size MAP VI, 1867.


Map I, 1855
includes origin of county names
for those counties not existing in 1904.

Map II, 1857-'59

Map III, 1860

Map IV, 1861-1864

Map V, 1865-1866

Map VI, 1867

Map VII, 1868

Map VIII, 1869-1872

Map IX, 1873

Map X, 1874

Map XI, 1875-1880

Map XII, 1881, '82

Map XIII, 1883,'84

Map XIV, 1885

Map XV, 1886-1892
 
Map XVI, 1893-1904
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Maps and text transcribed from: Transactions of the Kansas State Historical Society, 1903-1904; edited by Geo. W. Martin, Secretary. Vol. VIII. Topeka: Geo. A. Clark, state printer, 1904.
Reproduced with permission of the Kansas State Historical Society.

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