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Cowley County, Kansas

Date Established: February 26, 1867
Date Organized: February 28, 1870
Location: Kansas map showing location of Cowley County
County Seat: Winfield
Origin of Name: In memory of 1st Lt. Matthew Cowley of Co. I, Ninth Kansas Cavalry, who died on active duty in Little Rock, Arkansas, on 7 Oct 1864.
Cities & Townships
PlacePopulation (2010 census)
Arkansas City (city)  12,415 
Beaver Township  205 
Bolton Township  1,705 
Cedar Township  37 
Creswell Township  1,970 
Dexter Township  433 
Fairview Township  248 
Grant Township  67 
Harvey Township  94 
Liberty Township  163 
Maple Township  716 
Ninnescah Township  1,050 
Omnia Township  312 
Otter Township  40 
Pleasant Valley Township  885 
Richland Township  196 
Rock Creek Township  243 
Salem Township  306 
Sheridan Township  152 
Silver Creek Township  715 
Silverdale Township  354 
Spring Creek Township  75 
Tisdale Township  325 
Vernon Township  484 
Walnut Township  644 
Windsor Township  176 
Winfield (city)  12,301 
Total population: 36,311 

Township map of Cowley County, 2000
Population:
1870 (1,175)
1880 (21,538)
1890 (34,478)
1900 (30,156)
1910 (31,790)
1920 (35,155)
1930 (40,903)
1940 (38,139)
1950 (36,905)
1960 (37,861)
1970 (35,012)
1980 (36,824)
1990 (36,915)
2000 (36,291)
2010 (36,311)
Other Resources: Post offices in Cowley County
Cemeteries in Cowley County, As of 1906
Newspapers Available on Microfilm
Townships and Independent Cities in Cowley County
Bibliography
Kansas Memory
Links to Other Sites: Cowley County page [Blue Skyways]
Cowley County GenWeb
Early Kansas Maps [KanColl]
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