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Name of County Date Formed Parent County Progeny County
Allen 30 Aug 1855 Kansas Territory none
Anderson 30 Aug 1855 Kansas Territory none
Arapahoe 30 Aug 1855 Kansas Territory absorbed into Finney 1883
Atchison 30 Aug 1855 Kansas Territory none
Barber 26 Feb 1867 Harper Kansas 1873
Barton 26 Feb 1867 Ellsworth none
Billings 03 Mar 1873 renamed from Norton none
Bourbon 30 Aug 1855 Kansas Territory Crawford 1867
Breckenridge 1857 Madison renamed Lyon 1862
Broderick 11 Feb 1859 Kansas Territory dissolved
Brown 30 Aug 1855 Kansas Territory none
Buffalo 06 Mar 1873 Kansas Territory absorbed into Lane 1881
Butler 30 Aug 1855 Kansas Territory, Irving (1864), Otoe (1864) Chase 1859, Sedgwick 1867
Calhoun 30 Aug 1855 Kansas Territory Pottawatomie 1857, renamed Jackson 1859
Chase 11 Feb 1859 Butler Marion 1855
Chautauqua 03 Mar 1875 Howard none
Cherokee 18 Feb 1860 renamed from McGee none
Cheyenne 06 Mar 1873 Kirwin Land District none
Clark 07 Mar 1885 Ford none
Clay 20 Feb 1857 Kansas Territory none
Cloud 26 Feb 1867 renamed from Shirley Republic 1860
Coffey 30 Aug 1855 Kansas Territory none
Comanche 26 Feb 1867 Kiowa Kiowa 1886
Cowley 26 Feb 1867 renamed from Hunter Sumner 1867
Crawford 13 Feb 1867 Bourbon none
Davis 30 Aug 1855 Kansas Territory renamed Geary 1889
Decatur 06 Mar 1873 Norton none
Dickinson 30 Aug 1855 Kansas Territory none
Doniphan 30 Aug 1855 Kansas Territory none
Dorn 30 Aug 1855 Kansas Territory renamed Neosho 1861
Douglas 30 Aug 1855 Kansas Territory none
Edwards 07 Mar 1874 Kansas Territory Kiowa 1886
El Paso 11 Feb 1859 Kansas Territory dissolved
Elk 03 Mar 1875 Howard none
Ellis 26 Feb 1867 Kansas Territory none
Ellsworth 26 Feb 1867 Saline Barton 1867, Lincoln 1867, Russell 1867
Finney 21 Feb 1883 Arapahoe, Foote, Sequoyah Foote 1887, Grant 1873, Gray 1887, haskell 1887, Kearny 1873, Lane 1873, Scott 1873
Foote 21 Feb 1883 Finney, Ford renamed Gray 1887
Ford 06 Mar 1863 Kansas Territory Clark 1885, Foote 1887, Gray 1887
Franklin 30 Aug 1855 Kansas Territory none
Fremont 11 Feb 1859 Kansas Territory dissolved
Garfield 05 Mar 1887 Kansas Territory dissolved
Geary 28 Feb 1889 renamed from Davis none
Godfrey 30 Aug 1855 Kansas Territory renamed Seward 1861
Gove 02 Mar 1868 Kansas Territory none
Graham 26 Feb 1867 Rooks none
Grant 06 Mar 1873 Finney, Kearny none
Gray 05 Mar 1887 renamed from Foote none
Greeley 06 Mar 1873 Hamilton none
Greenwood 30 Aug 1855 Kansas Territory none
Hageman 26 Feb 1867 Kansas Territory dissolved
Hamilton 06 Mar 1873 Kansas Territory Greeley 1873
Harper 26 Feb 1867 Kingman Barber 1867
Harvey 29 Feb 1872 McPherson, Sedgwick, Marion none
Haskell 05 Mar 1887 Finney none
Hodgeman 06 Mar 1873 Indian lands Ness 1867
Howard 30 Aug 1855 Kansas Territory divided to Chautauqua 1875, Elk 1875
Hunter 30 Aug 1855 Kansas Territory renamed 1867
Irving 27 Feb 1860 Hunter annexed to Butler 1864
Jackson 11 Feb 1859 renamed from Calhoun none
Jefferson 30 Aug 1855 Kansas Territory none
Jewell 26 Feb 1867 Mitchell none
Kansas 06 Mar 1873 Barber annexed to Seward 1883
Kearny 06 Mar 1873 Finney Grant 1873
Kingman 10 Feb 1872 Reno none
Kiowa 10 Feb 1886 Comanche, Edwards none
Labette 07 Feb 1867 Neosho Montgomery 1867
Lane 06 Mar 1873 Finney, Buffalo (1881) none
Leavenworth 30 Aug 1855 Kansas Territory none
Lincoln 26 Feb 1867 Ellsworth none
Linn 30 Aug 1855 Kansas Territory none
Logan 24 Feb 1887 reamed from St. John none
Lykins 30 Aug 1855 Kansas Territory renamed Miami 1861
Lyon 05 Feb 1862 renamed from Breckenridge none
Madison 30 Aug 1855 Kansas Territory Breckenridge 1857, Morris 1855
Marion 30 Aug 1855 Chase Harvey 1872, Otoe 1860
Marshall 30 Aug 1855 Kansas Territory none
Mc Gee 30 Aug 1855 Kansas Territory renamed Cherokee 1860
McPherson 26 Feb 1867 Kansas Territory Harvey 1872, Reno 1867
Meade 07 mar 1885 Kansas Territory none
Miami 03 Jun 1861 renamed from Lykins none
Mitchell 26 Feb 1867 Kirwin Land District Jewell 1867, Osborne 1867
Montana 11 Feb 1859 Kansas Territory dissolved
Montgomery 26 Feb 1867 Labette none
Morris 11 Feb 1859 renamed from Wise none
Morton 17 Nov 1886 Kansas none
Nemaha 30 Aug 1855 Kansas Territory none
Neosho 03 Jun 1861 renamed from Dorn none
Ness 26 Feb 1867 Hodgeman none
Norton 26 Feb 1867 Kansas Territory renamed Billings 1873, renamed 1874
Oro 11 Feb 1859 Kansas Territory dissolved
Osage 11 feb 1859 renamed from Weller none
Osborne 26 Feb 1867 Mitchell none
Otoe 27 Feb 1860 Kansas Territory annexed to Butler 1864
Ottawa 27 Feb 1860 Saline none
Pawnee 26 Feb 1867 Rush, Stafford none
Peketon 27 Feb 1860 Kansas Territory dissolved
Phillips 26 Feb 1867 Kirwin Land District none
Pottawatomie 20 Feb 1857 Riley, Calhoun none
Pratt 26 Feb 1867 Stafford none
Rawlins 06 Mar 1873 Kirwin Land District none
Reno 26 Feb 1867 sedwick, McPherson Rice 1867
Republic 27 feb 1860 Washington, Cloud none
Rice 26 Feb 1867 Reno none
Richardson 30 Aug 1855 Kansas Territory renamed Wabaunsee 1859
Riley 30 Aug 1855 Kansas Territory Davis 1871, Pottawatomie 1857, Richardson 1855
Rooks 26 Feb 1867 Kirwin Land District none
Rush 26 Feb 1867 Kansas Territory dissolved 1883
Russell 26 Feb 1867 Ellsworth none
St. John 04 Mar 1881 Wallace renamed 1887
Saline 15 Feb 1860 Kansas Territory Ellsworth 1867, Ottawa 1860
Scott 06 Mar 1873 Finney none
Sedgwick 26 Feb 1867 Butler Harvey 1872, Reno 1867
Sequoyah 30 Aug 1855 Kansas Territory renamed Finney 1883
Seward 03 Jun 1861 renamed from Godfrey, Kansas (1883) none
Shawnee 30 Aug 1855 Kansas Territory none
Shelby 1865 Kansas Territory absorbed by Washington
Sheridan 06 Mar 1873 Kansas Territory none
Sherman 06 Mar 1873 Kirwin Land District none
Shirley 27 Feb 1860 Kansas Territory renamed Cloud 1867
Smith 26 Feb 1867 Kansas Territory none
Stafford 26 feb 1867 Kansas territory Pawnee 1867, Pratt 1867
Stanton 06 Mar 1873 Indian lands none
Stevens 06 mar 1873 Indian lands none
Sumner 26 Feb 1867 Cowley none
Thomas 06 Mar 1873 Kirwin Land District none
Trego 26 Feb 1867 Ellis none
Wabaunsee 11 Feb 1859 renamed from Richardson none
Wallace 02 Mar 1868 Indian lands St. John 1881
Washington 30 Aug 1855 Kansas Territory, Shelby Republic 1860
Weller 30 Aug 1855 Kansas Territory renamed Osage 1859
Wichita 06 Mar 1873 Indian lands none
Wilson 30 Aug 1855 Kansas Territory none
Wise 30 Aug 1855 Kansas Territory renamed Morris 1859
Woodson 30 Aug 1855 Kansas Territory major boundary changes 1868
Wyandotte 11 Feb 1859 Kansas Territory none

 

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