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Rawlins County, Kansas

Date Established: March 20, 1873
Date Organized:
Location: Kansas map showing location of Rawlins County
County Seat: Atwood
Origin of Name: For John A. Rawlins (1831-1869), Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's chief of staff and closest friend during the Civil War; he died a few months after accepting the position of Secretary of War in Grant's first presidential administration.
Cities & Townships
PlacePopulation (2010 census)
Achilles Township  46 
Atwood Township  1,230 
Center Township  268 
Driftwood Township  74 
Herl Township  310 
Jefferson Township  37 
Ludell Township  81 
Mirage Township  50 
Rocewood Township  384 
Union Township  39 
Total population: 2,519 

Township map of Rawlins County, 2000
Population:
1880 (1,623)
1890 (6,756)
1900 (5,241)
1910 (6,380)
1920 (6,799)
1930 (7,362)
1940 (6,618)
1950 (5,728)
1960 (5,279)
1970 (4,393)
1980 (4,105)
1990 (3,404)
2000 (2,966)
2010 (2,519)
Other Resources: Post offices in Rawlins County
Cemeteries in Rawlins County, As of 1906
Newspapers Available on Microfilm
Townships and Independent Cities in Rawlins County
Bibliography
Kansas Memory
Links to Other Sites: Rawlins County page [Blue Skyways]
Rawlins County GenWeb
Early Kansas Maps [KanColl]
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