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Bourbon County, Kansas

Date Established: August 25, 1855
Date Organized: September 12, 1855
Location: Kansas map showing location of Bourbon County
County Seat: Fort Scott
Origin of Name: Named for Bourbon County, Kentucky, the birthplace of Col. Samuel A. Williams, a member of the Kansas House of Representatives from Fort Scott in 1855, who requested that the county be so named. The Kentucky county, created in 1785, was itself named for the Bourbon dynasty of France, in commemoration of French aid to the American cause during the Revolutionary War.
Cities & Townships
PlacePopulation (2010 census)
Drywood Township  409 
Fort Scott (city)  8,087 
Franklin Township  354 
Freedom Township  590 
Marion Township  1,109 
Marmaton Township  769 
Mill Creek Township  523 
Osage Township  354 
Pawnee Township  307 
Scott Township  2,327 
Timberhill Township  217 
Walnut Township  127 
Total population: 15,173 

Township map of Bourbon County, 2000
Population:
1860 (6,101)
1870 (15,076)
1880 (19,591)
1890 (28,575)
1900 (24,712)
1910 (24,007)
1920 (23,198)
1930 (22,386)
1940 (20,944)
1950 (19,153)
1960 (16,090)
1970 (15,215)
1980 (15,969)
1990 (14,966)
2000 (15,379)
2010 (15,173)
Other Resources: Post offices in Bourbon County
Cemeteries in Bourbon County, As of 1906
Newspapers Available on Microfilm
Townships and Independent Cities in Bourbon County
Bibliography
Kansas Memory
Links to Other Sites: Bourbon County page [Blue Skyways]
Bourbon County GenWeb
Early Kansas Maps [KanColl]
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