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Edwards County, Kansas

Date Established: March 18, 1874
Date Organized:
Location: Kansas map showing location of Edwards County
County Seat: Kinsley
Origin of Name: Possibly in honor of state senator John H. Edwards; more likely, named for W. C. Edwards, a Reno Co. businessman who owned much land in the area and built the first brick building in Kinsley; according to an article in the Kinsley newspaper in 1879, he agreed to build that building and give it to the new county on condition the county bear his name.
Cities & Townships
PlacePopulation (2010 census)
Belpre Township  178 
Brown Township  (Defunct)  
Franklin Township  80 
Jackson Township  57 
Kinsley (city)  1,457 
Kinsley Township  139 
Lincoln Township  119 
Logan Township  33 
North Brown Township  64 
South Brown Township  78 
Trenton Township  274 
Wayne Township  558 
Total population: 3,037 

Township map of Edwards County, 2000
Population:
1880 (2,409)
1890 (3,600)
1900 (3,682)
1910 (7,033)
1920 (7,057)
1930 (7,295)
1940 (6,377)
1950 (5,936)
1960 (5,118)
1970 (4,581)
1980 (4,271)
1990 (3,787)
2000 (3,449)
2010 (3,037)
Other Resources: Post offices in Edwards County
Cemeteries in Edwards County, As of 1906
Newspapers Available on Microfilm
Townships and Independent Cities in Edwards County
Bibliography
Kansas Memory
Links to Other Sites: Edwards County page [Blue Skyways]
Edwards County GenWeb
Early Kansas Maps [KanColl]
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