List of Counties in Kansas - Alphabetical List

Alphabetical List

County
FIPS code
County seat
Established
Origin
Etymology
County Code
Population
Area
Map
Allen County 001 Iola 1855 One of the original 36 counties William Allen, U.S. Senator from Ohio and prominent supporter of westward expansion AL 700414385000000000014,385 7002503000000000000503 sq mi
(70031303000000000001,303 km2)
Anderson County 003 Garnett 1855 One of the original 36 counties Joseph C. Anderson, Kansas territorial legislator and Border Ruffian during "Bleeding Kansas" AN 70038110000000000008,110 7002583000000000000583 sq mi
(70031510000000000001,510 km2)
Atchison County 005 Atchison 1855 One of the original 36 counties David Rice Atchison, U.S. Senator from Missouri and Border Ruffian during "Bleeding Kansas" AT 700416774000000000016,774 7002432000000000000432 sq mi
(70031119000000000001,119 km2)
Barber County 007 Medicine Lodge 1867 From unorganized area Thomas W. Barber, prominent Free-Stater killed in the Wakarusa War BA 70035307000000000005,307 70031134000000000001,134 sq mi
(70032937000000000002,937 km2)
Barton County 009 Great Bend 1867 From unorganized area Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross BT 700428205000000000028,205 7002894000000000000894 sq mi
(70032315000000000002,315 km2)
Bourbon County 011 Fort Scott 1855 One of the original 36 counties Bourbon County, Kentucky, from which many original settlers hailed BB 700415379000000000015,379 7002637000000000000637 sq mi
(70031650000000000001,650 km2)
Brown County 013 Hiawatha 1855 One of the original 36 counties (Formerly Browne County) Albert Gallatin Brown, U.S. Senator from Mississippi and Kansas statehood advocate BR 700410724000000000010,724 7002571000000000000571 sq mi
(70031479000000000001,479 km2)
Butler County 015 El Dorado 1855 One of the original 36 counties Andrew Pickens Butler, U.S. Senator from South Carolina and Kansas statehood advocate BU 700459482000000000059,482 70031428000000000001,428 sq mi
(70033699000000000003,699 km2)
Chase County 017 Cottonwood Falls 1859 Formed from Butler and Wise counties Salmon Portland Chase, U.S. Senator from Ohio and Kansas statehood advocate CS 70033030000000000003,030 7002776000000000000776 sq mi
(70032010000000000002,010 km2)
Chautauqua County 019 Sedan 1875 Formed from Howard County Chautauqua County, New York, from which many early settlers hailed CQ 70034359000000000004,359 7002642000000000000642 sq mi
(70031663000000000001,663 km2)
Cherokee County 021 Columbus 1855 One of the original 36 counties (Formerly McGee County) Cherokee Native Americans, whose lands borders the county in nearby Indian Territory CK 700422605000000000022,605 7002587000000000000587 sq mi
(70031520000000000001,520 km2)
Cheyenne County 023 Saint Francis 1873 From unorganized area Cheyenne Native Americans, who inhabited the area CN 70033165000000000003,165 70031020000000000001,020 sq mi
(70032642000000000002,642 km2)
Clark County 025 Ashland 1885 Formed from Ford County Charles F. Clarke, Captain in 6th Regiment Kansas Volunteer Cavalry during American Civil War CA 70032390000000000002,390 7002975000000000000975 sq mi
(70032525000000000002,525 km2)
Clay County 027 Clay Center 1857 From unorganized area Henry Clay, influential U.S. Senator from Kentucky CY 70038822000000000008,822 7002644000000000000644 sq mi
(70031668000000000001,668 km2)
Cloud County 029 Concordia 1866 Formed from Washington (Formerly Shirley County) William F. Cloud, Union general in the American Civil War who chiefly fought in Kansas and Missouri CD 700410268000000000010,268 7002716000000000000716 sq mi
(70031854000000000001,854 km2)
Coffey County 031 Burlington 1855 One of the original 36 counties A.M. Coffey, territorial legislator and Free-Stater during Bleeding Kansas CF 70038865000000000008,865 7002630000000000000630 sq mi
(70031632000000000001,632 km2)
Comanche County 033 Coldwater 1867 From unorganized area Comanche Native Americans, who lived in the area CM 70031967000000000001,967 7002788000000000000788 sq mi
(70032041000000000002,041 km2)
Cowley County 035 Winfield 1867 Formed from Butler County Matthew R. Cowley, Union lieutenant and distinguished Civil War hero CL 700436291000000000036,291 70031126000000000001,126 sq mi
(70032916000000000002,916 km2)
Crawford County 037 Girard 1867 Bourbon and Cherokee Counties Samuel J. Crawford, third Governor of Kansas CR 700438242000000000038,242 7002593000000000000593 sq mi
(70031536000000000001,536 km2)
Decatur County 039 Oberlin 1873 From unorganized area Stephen Decatur, naval commodore and War of 1812 hero DC 70033472000000000003,472 7002894000000000000894 sq mi
(70032315000000000002,315 km2)
Dickinson County 041 Abilene 1857 From unorganized area Daniel Stevens Dickinson, U.S. Senator from New York and Kansas statehood advocate DK 700419344000000000019,344 7002848000000000000848 sq mi
(70032196000000000002,196 km2)
Doniphan County 043 Troy 1855 One of the original 36 counties Alexander William Doniphan, Mexican-American War hero and pro-slavery sympathizer in "Bleeding Kansas" DP 70038249000000000008,249 7002392000000000000392 sq mi
(70031015000000000001,015 km2)
Douglas County 045 Lawrence 1855 One of the original 36 counties Stephen Arnold Douglas, U.S. Senator from Illinois and advocate for the moderate popular sovereignty choice in the Kansas slavery debate DG 700499962000000000099,962 7002457000000000000457 sq mi
(70031184000000000001,184 km2)
Edwards County 047 Kinsley 1874 Formed from Kiowa County John H. Edwards, state senator who pushed for creation of the county ED 70033449000000000003,449 7002622000000000000622 sq mi
(70031611000000000001,611 km2)
Elk County 049 Howard 1875 Formed from Howard County Elk River, which originates in the county EK 70033261000000000003,261 7002648000000000000648 sq mi
(70031678000000000001,678 km2)
Ellis County 051 Hays 1867 From unorganized area George Ellis, Union lieutenant and distinguished Civil War hero EL 700427507000000000027,507 7002900000000000000900 sq mi
(70032331000000000002,331 km2)
Ellsworth County 053 Ellsworth 1867 From unorganized area Fort Ellsworth, a Union Civil War outpost in the area EW 70036525000000000006,525 7002716000000000000716 sq mi
(70031854000000000001,854 km2)
Finney County 055 Garden City 1883 Formed from Arapahoe, Grant, Kearney and Sequoyah Counties David W. Finney, tenth lieutenant governor of Kansas FI 700440523000000000040,523 70031300000000000001,300 sq mi
(70033367000000000003,367 km2)
Ford County 057 Dodge City 1867 From unorganized area James H. Ford, Union general in the Civil War who mainly fought in Kansas and Missouri FO 700432458000000000032,458 70031099000000000001,099 sq mi
(70032846000000000002,846 km2)
Franklin County 059 Ottawa 1855 One of the original 36 counties Benjamin Franklin, orator, writer, scholar, and founding father of the U.S. FR 700424784000000000024,784 7002574000000000000574 sq mi
(70031487000000000001,487 km2)
Geary County 061 Junction City 1855 One of the original 36 counties (Formerly Davis County) John White Geary, Union general in the Civil War who mainly fought in Kansas and Missouri, and who later became Kansas territorial governor GE 700427947000000000027,947 7002384000000000000384 sq mi
(7002995000000000000995 km2)
Gove County 063 Gove City 1868 From unorganized area Grenville L. Gove, Captain in the 11th Regiment Kansas Volunteer Cavalry during the Civil War GO 70033068000000000003,068 70031072000000000001,072 sq mi
(70032776000000000002,776 km2)
Graham County 065 Hill City 1867 From unorganized area John L. Graham, Union captain and Civil War hero GH 70032946000000000002,946 7002898000000000000898 sq mi
(70032326000000000002,326 km2)
Grant County 067 Ulysses 1888 Formed from Finney and Hamilton Counties Ulysses Simpson Grant, commander of Union forces during the Civil War and U.S. President GT 70037909000000000007,909 7002575000000000000575 sq mi
(70031489000000000001,489 km2)
Gray County 069 Cimarron 1887 Formed from Finney and Ford Counties Alfred Gray, Kansas Secretary of Agriculture GY 70035904000000000005,904 7002869000000000000869 sq mi
(70032251000000000002,251 km2)
Greeley County 071 Tribune 1873 From unorganized area Horace Greeley, publisher of the New York Tribune and anti-slavery advocate GL 70031534000000000001,534 7002778000000000000778 sq mi
(70032015000000000002,015 km2)
Greenwood County 073 Eureka 1855 One of the original 36 counties Alfred B. Greenwood, U.S. Representative from Arkansas and Kansas statehood advocate GW 70037673000000000007,673 70031140000000000001,140 sq mi
(70032953000000000002,953 km2)
Hamilton County 075 Syracuse 1873 From unorganized area Alexander Hamilton, first U.S. Treasury Secretary and founding father HM 70032670000000000002,670 7002996000000000000996 sq mi
(70032580000000000002,580 km2)
Harper County 077 Anthony 1867 From unorganized area Marion Harper, Union sergeant and Civil War hero HP 70036536000000000006,536 7002802000000000000802 sq mi
(70032077000000000002,077 km2)
Harvey County 079 Newton 1872 Formed from McPherson, Sedgwick and Reno Counties James M. Harvey, fifth governor of Kansas HV 700432869000000000032,869 7002539000000000000539 sq mi
(70031396000000000001,396 km2)
Haskell County 081 Sublette 1887 Formed from Finney and Ford Counties Dudley Chase Haskell, U.S. Representative from Kansas HS 70034307000000000004,307 7002577000000000000577 sq mi
(70031494000000000001,494 km2)
Hodgeman County 083 Jetmore 1867 From unorganized area (Formerly Hageman County) Amos Hodgman, Union captain and Civil War hero HG 70032085000000000002,085 7002860000000000000860 sq mi
(70032227000000000002,227 km2)
Jackson County 085 Holton 1855 One of the original 36 counties (Formerly Calhoun County) Andrew Jackson, seventh U.S. President JA 700412657000000000012,657 7002657000000000000657 sq mi
(70031702000000000001,702 km2)
Jefferson County 087 Oskaloosa 1855 One of the original 36 counties Thomas Jefferson, third U.S. President and founding father JF 700418426000000000018,426 7002536000000000000536 sq mi
(70031388000000000001,388 km2)
Jewell County 089 Mankato 1867 From unorganized area Lewis R. Jewell, Union colonel and Civil War hero JW 70033791000000000003,791 7002909000000000000909 sq mi
(70032354000000000002,354 km2)
Johnson County 091 Olathe 1855 One of the original 36 counties Thomas Johnson, Methodist missionary who was one of the state's first settlers JO 7005506562000000000506,562 7002477000000000000477 sq mi
(70031235000000000001,235 km2)
Kearny County 093 Lakin 1887 Formed from Finney and Hamilton Counties Philip Kearny, American general in the Mexican-American and Civil Wars KE 70034531000000000004,531 7002870000000000000870 sq mi
(70032253000000000002,253 km2)
Kingman County 095 Kingman 1872 Harper and Reno Counties Samuel A. Kingman, Chief Justice of the Kansas Supreme Court KM 70038673000000000008,673 7002864000000000000864 sq mi
(70032238000000000002,238 km2)
Kiowa County 097 Greensburg 1886 Formed from Comanche and Edwards Counties Kiowa Native Americans, who inhabited the area KW 70033278000000000003,278 7002722000000000000722 sq mi
(70031870000000000001,870 km2)
Labette County 099 Oswego 1867 Formed from Neosho County Pierre La Bette, French fur trapper who formed a peaceful relationship with area natives LB 700422835000000000022,835 7002649000000000000649 sq mi
(70031681000000000001,681 km2)
Lane County 101 Dighton 1873 From unorganized area James H. Lane, U.S. Senator from Kansas and Free-Stater during "Bleeding Kansas" LE 70032155000000000002,155 7002717000000000000717 sq mi
(70031857000000000001,857 km2)
Leavenworth County 103 Leavenworth 1855 One of the original 36 counties Henry Leavenworth, general in the Indian Wars who established a fort in the area LV 700468691000000000068,691 7002463000000000000463 sq mi
(70031199000000000001,199 km2)
Lincoln County 105 Lincoln 1867 From unorganized area Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth U.S. President LC 70033578000000000003,578 7002719000000000000719 sq mi
(70031862000000000001,862 km2)
Linn County 107 Mound City 1855 One of the original 36 counties Lewis Fields Linn, U.S. Senator from Kentucky whose family was later involved in the settlement of Kansas LN 70039570000000000009,570 7002599000000000000599 sq mi
(70031551000000000001,551 km2)
Logan County 109 Oakley 1888 Formed from Wallace County (formerly named St. John County) John Alexander Logan, prominent Union Civil War general and U.S. Senator from Illinois LG 70033046000000000003,046 70031073000000000001,073 sq mi
(70032779000000000002,779 km2)
Lyon County 111 Emporia 1855 One of the original 36 counties (Formerly Breckenridge County) Nathaniel Lyon, first Union general to be killed in the Civil War LY 700435935000000000035,935 7002851000000000000851 sq mi
(70032204000000000002,204 km2)
Marion County 115 Marion 1860 From unorganized area Francis Marion, American Revolutionary War hero MN 700413361000000000013,361 7002943000000000000943 sq mi
(70032442000000000002,442 km2)
Marshall County 117 Marysville 1855 One of the original 36 counties Frank J. Marshall, state representative who became locally known for operating the first ferry over the Big Blue River MS 700410965000000000010,965 7002903000000000000903 sq mi
(70032339000000000002,339 km2)
McPherson County 113 McPherson 1867 From unorganized area James Birdseye McPherson, prominent Union Civil War general MP 700429554000000000029,554 7002900000000000000900 sq mi
(70032331000000000002,331 km2)
Meade County 119 Meade 1885 Formed from Finney, Ford and Seward Counties George Gordon Meade, Union Civil War general best known for his victory at the Battle of Gettysburg ME 70034631000000000004,631 7002978000000000000978 sq mi
(70032533000000000002,533 km2)
Miami County 121 Paola 1855 One of the original 36 counties (Formerly Lykins) Miami Native Americans, who lived in the area MI 700428351000000000028,351 7002577000000000000577 sq mi
(70031494000000000001,494 km2)
Mitchell County 123 Beloit 1867 From unorganized area William D. Mitchell, Union captain and Civil War hero MC 70036932000000000006,932 7002700000000000000700 sq mi
(70031813000000000001,813 km2)
Montgomery County 125 Independence 1867 Formed from Wilson County Richard Montgomery, Revolutionary War hero MG 700436252000000000036,252 7002645000000000000645 sq mi
(70031671000000000001,671 km2)
Morris County 127 Council Grove 1855 One of the original 36 counties (Formerly Wise County) Thomas Morris, U.S. Senator from Ohio and anti-slavery advocate MR 70036104000000000006,104 7002697000000000000697 sq mi
(70031805000000000001,805 km2)
Morton County 129 Elkhart 1886 Formed from Seward County Oliver P. Morton, Governor of Indiana and prominent anti-slavery advocate MT 70033496000000000003,496 7002730000000000000730 sq mi
(70031891000000000001,891 km2)
Nemaha County 131 Seneca 1855 One of the original 36 counties (Formerly Dorn County) Nemaha River, which passes through the county NM 700410717000000000010,717 7002719000000000000719 sq mi
(70031862000000000001,862 km2)
Neosho County 133 Erie 1855 One of the original 36 counties (Formerly Dorn County) Neosho River, which passes through the county NO 700416997000000000016,997 7002572000000000000572 sq mi
(70031481000000000001,481 km2)
Ness County 135 Ness City 1867 From unorganized area Noah V. Ness, Corporal in 7th Regiment Kansas Volunteer Cavalry during Civil War NS 70033454000000000003,454 70031075000000000001,075 sq mi
(70032784000000000002,784 km2)
Norton County 137 Norton 1867 From unorganized area (Formerly Billings (1873-9) Orloff Norton, Union captain and Civil War hero NT 70035953000000000005,953 7002878000000000000878 sq mi
(70032274000000000002,274 km2)
Osage County 139 Lyndon 1855 One of the original 36 counties (Formerly Weller County) Osage River, which flows through the county OS 700416712000000000016,712 7002704000000000000704 sq mi
(70031823000000000001,823 km2)
Osborne County 141 Osborne 1867 From unorganized area Vincent B. Osborne, Union soldier and Civil War hero OB 70034452000000000004,452 7002893000000000000893 sq mi
(70032313000000000002,313 km2)
Ottawa County 143 Minneapolis 1860 From unorganized area Ottawa Native Americans, who lived in the area OT 70036163000000000006,163 7002721000000000000721 sq mi
(70031867000000000001,867 km2)
Pawnee County 145 Larned 1867 From unorganized area Pawnee Native Americans, who lived in the area PN 70037233000000000007,233 7002754000000000000754 sq mi
(70031953000000000001,953 km2)
Phillips County 147 Phillipsburg 1867 From unorganized area William Phillips, state legislator who pushed for creation of the county, and later U.S. Representative PL 70036001000000000006,001 7002886000000000000886 sq mi
(70032295000000000002,295 km2)
Pottawatomie County 149 Westmoreland 1857 Formed from Calhoun and Riley Pottawatomie Native Americans, who lived in the area PT 700418209000000000018,209 7002844000000000000844 sq mi
(70032186000000000002,186 km2)
Pratt County 151 Pratt 1867 From unorganized area Caleb Pratt, Union lieutenant and Civil War hero PR 70039647000000000009,647 7002735000000000000735 sq mi
(70031904000000000001,904 km2)
Rawlins County 153 Atwood 1873 From unorganized area John Aaron Rawlins, prominent Union Civil War general RA 70032966000000000002,966 70031070000000000001,070 sq mi
(70032771000000000002,771 km2)
Reno County 155 Hutchinson 1867 From unorganized area Jesse L. Reno, prominent Union Civil War general RN 700464790000000000064,790 70031254000000000001,254 sq mi
(70033248000000000003,248 km2)
Republic County 157 Belleville 1868 Formed from Washington County Republican River, which flows through the county RP 70035835000000000005,835 7002716000000000000716 sq mi
(70031854000000000001,854 km2)
Rice County 159 Lyons 1867 From unorganized area Samuel A. Rice, prominent Union Civil War general RC 700410761000000000010,761 7002727000000000000727 sq mi
(70031883000000000001,883 km2)
Riley County 161 Manhattan 1855 One of the original 36 counties Bennett C. Riley, Mexican-American War hero RL 700462843000000000062,843 7002610000000000000610 sq mi
(70031580000000000001,580 km2)
Rooks County 163 Stockton 1867 From unorganized area John C. Rooks, Private in 11th Regiment Kansas Volunteer Cavalry during Civil War RO 70035685000000000005,685 7002888000000000000888 sq mi
(70032300000000000002,300 km2)
Rush County 165 La Crosse 1867 From unorganized area Alexander Rush, Union captain and Civil War hero RH 70033551000000000003,551 7002718000000000000718 sq mi
(70031860000000000001,860 km2)
Russell County 167 Russell 1867 From unorganized area Alva P. Russell, Union captain and Civil War hero RS 70037370000000000007,370 7002885000000000000885 sq mi
(70032292000000000002,292 km2)
Saline County 169 Salina 1860 From unorganized area Saline River, which flows through the county SA 700453597000000000053,597 7002720000000000000720 sq mi
(70031865000000000001,865 km2)
Scott County 171 Scott City 1873 From unorganized area Winfield Scott, Mexican-American War hero and unsuccessful presidential candidate SC 70035120000000000005,120 7002718000000000000718 sq mi
(70031860000000000001,860 km2)
Sedgwick County 173 Wichita 1867 Formed from Butler County John Sedgwick, highest ranking Union general killed in the Civil War SG 7005452869000000000452,869 70031000000000000001,000 sq mi
(70032590000000000002,590 km2)
Seward County 175 Liberal 1873 From unorganized area William Henry Seward, U.S. Secretary of State SW 700422510000000000022,510 7002640000000000000640 sq mi
(70031658000000000001,658 km2)
Shawnee County 177 Topeka 1855 One of the original 36 counties Shawnee Native Americans, who lived in the area SN 7005169871000000000169,871 7002550000000000000550 sq mi
(70031424000000000001,424 km2)
Sheridan County 179 Hoxie 1873 From unorganized area Philip Henry Sheridan, prominent Union Civil War general SD 70032813000000000002,813 7002896000000000000896 sq mi
(70032321000000000002,321 km2)
Sherman County 181 Goodland 1873 From unorganized area William Tecumseh Sherman, prominent Civil War general known for his scorched earth tactics SH 70036760000000000006,760 70031056000000000001,056 sq mi
(70032735000000000002,735 km2)
Smith County 183 Smith Center 1867 From unorganized area J. Nelson Smith, Union major and Civil War hero SM 70034536000000000004,536 7002896000000000000896 sq mi
(70032321000000000002,321 km2)
Stafford County 185 Saint John 1867 From unorganized area Lewis Stafford, Union captain and Civil War hero SF 70034789000000000004,789 7002792000000000000792 sq mi
(70032051000000000002,051 km2)
Stanton County 187 Johnson City 1887 Formed from Hamilton County Edwin McMasters Stanton, U.S. Secretary of War during the Civil War ST 70032406000000000002,406 7002680000000000000680 sq mi
(70031761000000000001,761 km2)
Stevens County 189 Hugoton 1886 Formed from Seward County Thaddeus Stevens, U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania who was a leader of Reconstruction politics SV 70035463000000000005,463 7002728000000000000728 sq mi
(70031886000000000001,886 km2)
Sumner County 191 Wellington 1867 Formed from Butler County Charles Sumner, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts who was a leader of Reconstruction politics SU 700425946000000000025,946 70031182000000000001,182 sq mi
(70033061000000000003,061 km2)
Thomas County 193 Colby 1873 From unorganized area George Henry Thomas, prominent Union Civil War general TH 70038180000000000008,180 70031075000000000001,075 sq mi
(70032784000000000002,784 km2)
Trego County 195 WaKeeney 1867 From unorganized area Edgar P. Trego, Union captain and Civil War hero TR 70033319000000000003,319 7002888000000000000888 sq mi
(70032300000000000002,300 km2)
Wabaunsee County 197 Alma 1855 One of the original 36 counties (Formerly Richardson County) Chief Wabaunsee, Potawatomi leader WB 70036885000000000006,885 7002798000000000000798 sq mi
(70032067000000000002,067 km2)
Wallace County 199 Sharon Springs 1868 From unorganized area W.H.L. Wallace, prominent Union Civil War general WA 70031749000000000001,749 7002914000000000000914 sq mi
(70032367000000000002,367 km2)
Washington County 201 Washington 1857 From unorganized area George Washington, first U.S. President and founding father WS 70036483000000000006,483 7002898000000000000898 sq mi
(70032326000000000002,326 km2)
Wichita County 203 Leoti 1873 From unorganized area Wichita Native Americans, who lived in the area WH 70032531000000000002,531 7002719000000000000719 sq mi
(70031862000000000001,862 km2)
Wilson County 205 Fredonia 1855 One of the original 36 counties Hiero T. Wilson, Union colonel and Civil War hero WL 700410332000000000010,332 7002574000000000000574 sq mi
(70031487000000000001,487 km2)
Woodson County 207 Yates Center 1855 One of the original 36 counties Daniel Woodson, five time acting governor of Kansas Territory WO 70033788000000000003,788 7002501000000000000501 sq mi
(70031298000000000001,298 km2)
Wyandotte County 209 Kansas City 1859 Formed from Leavenworth and Johnson Counties Wyandotte Native Americans, who lived in the area WY 7005157882000000000157,882 7002151000000000000151 sq mi
(7002391000000000000391 km2)

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