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Dorn County, Kansas [defunct]

Date Established: August 25, 1855
Date Organized:
Date Defunct: June 03, 1861
Location: Kansas map showing location of Dorn County
Origin of Name: In honor of either (1) Earl Van Dorn (1820-1863), an army officer during the Mexican War and Indian campaigns, or, more likely, (2) Andrew Jackson Dorn (1815-1889), also a Mexican War veteran and Indian agent for the Osages, Quapaws, and Senecas and Shawnees at the Neosho Agency from 1853 to 1861. Both men joined the Confederate Army in 1861, and the county was renamed Neosho.
History: The county was never organized.
Population: No Data Available.
Other Resources: Post offices in Dorn County
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