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Ellis County, Kansas

Date Established: February 26, 1867
Date Organized:
Location: Kansas map showing location of Ellis County
County Seat: Hays
Origin of Name: In honor of 1st Lt. George Ellis of Company I, Twelfth Kansas Infantry, killed in action 30 April 1864 at Jenkins Ferry, Arkansas.
Cities & Townships
PlacePopulation (2010 census)
Big Creek Township  1,883 
Buckeye Township  414 
Catherine Township  312 
East Hamilton Township  (Defunct)  
Ellis (city)  2,062 
Ellis Township  418 
Freedom Township  118 
Hamilton Township  (Defunct)  
Hays (city)  20,510 
Herzog Township  894 
Lookout Township  579 
Pleasant Hill Township  (Defunct)  
Riverview Township  (Defunct)  
Saline Township  (Defunct)  
Smoky Hill Township  (Defunct)  
Victoria Township  876 
Walker Township  (Defunct)  
West Hamilton Township  (Defunct)  
Wheatland Township  386 
Total population: 28,452 

Township map of Ellis County, 2000
Population:
1870 (1,336)
1880 (6,179)
1890 (7,942)
1900 (8,626)
1910 (12,170)
1920 (14,138)
1930 (15,907)
1940 (17,508)
1950 (19,043)
1960 (21,270)
1970 (24,730)
1980 (26,098)
1990 (26,004)
2000 (27,507)
2010 (28,452)
Other Resources: Post offices in Ellis County
Cemeteries in Ellis County, As of 1906
Newspapers Available on Microfilm
Townships and Independent Cities in Ellis County
Bibliography
Kansas Memory
Links to Other Sites: Ellis County page [Blue Skyways]
Ellis County GenWeb
Early Kansas Maps [KanColl]
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