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Seward County, Kansas [defunct]

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Location: Kansas map showing location of Seward County
Origin of Name: Most likely named for William H. Seward (1801-1872), senator from New York and a leader of the anti-slavery wing of the Whig Party. Joining the Republican Party in 1855, he served as Secretary of State under Lincoln and Johnson, and arranged to purchase Alaska ("Seward's Folly") from Russia.
History: Created out of Godfrey County in about 1861, and became defunct with the establishment of Howard County in 1867.
Population: No Data Available.
Other Resources: Post offices in Seward County
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