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Kearny County, Kansas

Date Established: March 20, 1873
Date Organized: March 27, 1888
Location: Kansas map showing location of Kearny County
County Seat: Lakin
Origin of Name: Named for Gen. Phillip Kearny (1815-1862), a career soldier who served with distinction in the Mexican War. He received the French Legion of Honor for his actions at Solferino while serving in Napoleon III's Imperial Guard, but returned to the United States at the beginning of the Civil War and won acclaim during the Peninsula Campaign. He was killed instantly when he accidentally rode into the enemy lines during the Battle of Chantilly, 1 Sept 1862.
Cities & Townships
PlacePopulation (2010 census)
Deerfield Township  879 
East Hibbard Township  108 
Hartland Township  99 
Hibbard Township  (Defunct)  
Kearny Township  (Defunct)  
Kendall Township  103 
Lakin Township  2,451 
Southside Township  264 
West Hibbard Township  73 
Total population: 3,977 

Township map of Kearny County, 2000
Population:
1880 (159)
1890 (1,571)
1900 (1,107)
1910 (3,206)
1920 (2,617)
1930 (3,196)
1940 (2,525)
1950 (3,492)
1960 (3,108)
1970 (3,047)
1980 (3,435)
1990 (4,027)
2000 (4,531)
2010 (3,977)
Other Resources: Post offices in Kearny County
Cemeteries in Kearny County, As of 1906
Newspapers Available on Microfilm
Townships and Independent Cities in Kearny County
Bibliography
Kansas Memory
Links to Other Sites: Kearny County page [Blue Skyways]
Kearny County GenWeb
Early Kansas Maps [KanColl]
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