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Allen
1855
Original county
Iola
Anderson
1855
Original county
Garnett
Atchison
1855
Original county
Atchison
Barber
1867
Harper
Medicine Lodge
Barton
1867
Ellsworth
Great Bend
Bourbon
1855
Original county
Fort Scott
Brown
1855
Original county
Hiawatha
Butler
1855
Original county
El Dorado
Chase
1859
Butler
Cottonwood Falls
Chautauqua
1875
Howard
Sedan
Cherokee
1855
Unorg. Terr.
Columbus
Cheyenne
1875
Kirwin Land District
Saint Francis
Clark
1885
Ford
Ashland
Clay
1857
Original county
Clay Center
Cloud
1860
Formerly Shirley county
Concordia
Coffey
1855
Original county
Burlington
Comanche
1867
Kiowa
Coldwater
Cowley
1867
Formerly Hunter county
Winfield
Crawford
1867
Bourbon
Girard
Decatur
1875
Norton
Oberlin
Dickinson
1855
Original county
Abilene
Doniphan
1855
Original county
Troy
Douglas
1855
Original county
Lawrence
Edwards
1874
Kiowa
Kinsley
Elk
1875
Howard
Howard
Ellis
1867
Unorg. Terr.
Hays
Ellsworth
1867
Saline
Ellsworth
Finney
1883
Arapahoe, Foote, Sequoyah
Garden City
Ford
1873
Unorig. Terr.
Dodge City
Franklin
1855
Original county
Ottawa
Geary
1855
Davis county 1875-1888, Riley
Junction City
Gove
1868
Unorg. Terr.
Gove
Graham
1867
Rooks
Hill City
Grant
1873
Finney, Kearney
Ulysses
Gray
1887
Finney, Ford
Cimarron
Greeley
1873
Hamilton
Tribune
Greenwood
1855
Original county
Eureka
Hamilton
1873
Unorg. Terr.
Syracuse
Harper
1867
Kingman
Anthony
Harvey
1872
McPherson, Sedgwick, Marion
Newton
Haskell
1887
Finney
Sublette
Hodgeman
1879
Indian Lands (est. 1868)
Jetmore
Jackson
1855
See Calhoun
Holton
Jefferson
1855
Original county
Oskaloosa
Jewell
1867
Mitchell
Mankato
Johnson
1855
Original county
Olathe
Kearny
1873
Finney
Lakin
Kingman
1886
Unorig. Terr.
Kingman
Kiowa
1886
Comanche, Edwards
Greensburg
Labette
1867
Neosho
Oswego
Lane
1877
Finney
Dighton
Leavenworth
1855
Original county
Leavenworth
Lincoln
1867
Ellsworth
Lincoln
Linn
1855
Original county
Mound City
Logan
1881
Wallace (chg. from St. John 1887)
Oakley
Lyon
1857
Madison (see Breckenridge)
Emporia
Marion
1855
Chase
Marion
Marshall
1855
Original county
Marysville
McPherson
1867
Unorg. Terr.
McPherson
Meade
1885
Unorg. Terr.
Meade
Miami
1855
Formerly Lykins county
Paola
Mitchell
1867
Kirwin Land Dist.
Beloit
Montgomery
1867
Labette
Independence
Morris
1855
Madison (formerly Wise)
Council Grove
Morton
1881
Stanton
Elkhart
Nemaha
1855
Original county
Seneca
Neosho
1855
Original county
Erie
Ness
1867
Hodgeman
Ness City
Norton
1867
Unorg. Terr. (chg. to Billings 1873, back to Norton 1874)
Norton
Osage
1855
Formerly Weller county
Lyndon
Osborne
1867
Mitchell
Osborne
Ottawa
1860
Saline
Minneapolis
Pawnee
1867
Rush, Stafford
Larned
Phillips
1867
Kirwin Land Dist.
Phillipsburg
Pottawatomie
1857
Riley, Calhoun
Westmoreland
Pratt
1867
Stafford
Pratt
Rawlins
1873
Kirwin Land Dist.
Atwood
Reno
1867
Sedgwick, McPherson
Hutchinson
Republic
1860
Washington, Cloud
Belleville
Rice
1867
Reno
Lyons
Riley
1855
Unorg. Terr., Wabaunsee
Manhattan
Rooks
1867
Kirwin Land Dist.
Stockton
Rush
1867
Unorg. Terr.
LaCrosse
Russell
1867
Ellsworth
Russell
Saline
1860
Original county
Salina
Scott
1873
Finney
Scott City
Sedgwick
1867
Butler
Wichita
Seward
1855
Indian Lands
Liberal
Shawnee
1855
Original county
Topeka
Sheridan
1873
Unorg. Terr.
Hoxie
Sherman
1873
Kirwin Land Dist.
Goodland
Smith
1867
Unorg. Terr.
Smith Center
Stafford
1867
Unorg. Terr.
Saint John
Stanton
1873
Reorganized
Johnson
Stevens
1873
Indian Lands
Hugoton
Sumner
1867
Cowley
Wellington
Thomas
1873
Kirwin Land Dist.
Colby
Trego
1867
Ellis
Wakeeney
Wabaunsee
1855
Riley, Morris (Formerly Richardson)
Alma
Wallace
1868
Indian Lands (see Logan)
Sharon Springs
Washington
1855
Original county
Washington
Wichita
1873
Indian Lands
Leoti
Wilson
1855
Original county
Fredonia
Woodson
1855
Original county
Yates Center
Wyandotte
1859
Original county
Kansas City

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