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Records from Harper County

Creator: Harper County (Kan.)

Date: 1973

Level of Description: Coll./Record Group

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Unavailable

Unit ID: 216860

Abstract: Collection consists of a 1973 interim report of comprehensive development plans for Harper County and its three largest cities: Anthony, Attica, and Harper. The report includes county and city histories, descriptions of the county's natural resources, goals statements, and analysis of population projections, economic characteristics, and housing.

Space Required/Quantity: .25 cubic feet (1 box).

Title (Main title): Records from Harper County

Administrative History

Administrative History: Harper County, founded on February 26, 1867, was named in memory of Sergeant Marion Harper of Co. E, Second Kansas Cavalry, who died at Waldron, Arkansas, on December 30, 1863 of wounds received the previous day. Harper County is located in south central Kansas along its border with Oklahoma.

In 2006, Harper County had an estimated population of 5,952. Its county seat, and most populous city, is Anthony. County economy is based upon agriculture, livestock, manufacturing, and construction.

[Harper County, Kansas, "Economic Development," http://www.harpercounty.com/existing-industry.html (Accessed June 19, 2009.)]

[Kansas Historical Society, "Harper County, Kansas," http://www.kshs.org/geog/geog_counties/view/county:HP (accessed 23 December 2010).]


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Index Terms


    Anthony (Kan.)
    Attica (Harper County, Kan.)
    Harper County (Kan.) -- History
    Harper (Kan.)
    County government -- Kansas -- Harper County

Creators and Contributors

Agency Classification:

    Local Government Agencies. Harper County.