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Kansas Counties

Smith County, Kansas

Date Established: February 26, 1867
Date Organized:
Location: Kansas map showing location of Smith County
County Seat: Smith Center
Origin of Name: In memory of Maj. J. Nelson Smith, 2nd Colorado Cavalry, killed in action at the Battle of the Little Blue, 21 Oct 1864.
Cities & Townships
PlacePopulation (2010 census)
Banner Township  53 
Beaver Township  48 
Blaine Township  48 
Cedar Township  566 
Center Township  1,827 
Cora Township  26 
Crystal Plains Township  27 
Dor Township  30 
Garfield Township  23 
German Township  30 
Harlan Township  83 
Harvey Township  90 
Houston Township  166 
Lane Township  117 
Lincoln Township  71 
Logan Township  37 
Martin Township  18 
Oak Township  285 
Pawnee Township  24 
Pleasant Township  37 
Swan Township  48 
Valley Township  56 
Washington Township  57 
Webster Township  43 
White Rock Township  43 
Total population: 3,853 

Township map of Smith County, 2000
Population:
1870 (66)
1880 (13,883)
1890 (15,613)
1900 (16,384)
1910 (15,365)
1920 (14,985)
1930 (13,545)
1940 (10,582)
1950 (8,846)
1960 (7,776)
1970 (6,757)
1980 (5,947)
1990 (5,078)
2000 (4,536)
2010 (3,853)
Other Resources: Post offices in Smith County
Cemeteries in Smith County, As of 1906
Newspapers Available on Microfilm
Townships and Independent Cities in Smith County
Bibliography
Kansas Memory
Links to Other Sites: Smith County page [Blue Skyways]
Smith County GenWeb
Early Kansas Maps [KanColl]
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