Barton County, Kansas
|Barton County, Kansas|
Barton County Courthouse in Great Bend
Location within Kansas
Kansas's location within the U.S.
|Founded||February 26, 1867|
|Named for||Clara Barton|
|Largest city||Great Bend|
|• Total||901 sq mi (2,334 km2)|
|• Land||895 sq mi (2,318 km2)|
|• Water||5.2 sq mi (13 km2), 0.6%|
|• Density||31/sq mi (12/km2)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC−6/−5|
Barton County (standard abbreviation: BT) is a county in the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 27,674 people lived there. Its county seat is Great Bend. Great Bend is also the biggest city in Barton County. The county is named after Clara Barton. She was responsible for the creating the American Red Cross.
History[change | change source]
Geography[change | change source]
Barton County was drawn in the shape of a 30-by-30-mile (48 by 48 km) square. The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 901 square miles (2,330 km2). Of that, 895 square miles (2,320 km2) is land and 5.2 square miles (13 km2) (0.6%) is water. The geographic center of Kansas is in Barton County.
Major highways[change | change source]
People[change | change source]
|U.S. Decennial Census|
The Great Bend Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Barton County.
Government[change | change source]
Presidential elections[change | change source]
Prior to 1940, Barton County was a Democratic-leaning swing county in presidential elections, being a national bellwether from 1912 to 1936. From 1940 on, it has become a Republican Party stronghold, with the solitary Democratic Party presidential candidate to carry it since then being Lyndon B. Johnson in his national landslide of 1964.
Education[change | change source]
Unified school districts[change | change source]
The five school districts are part of the special education area of Barton County called Barton County Special Services.
- Central Plains USD 112
- Ellinwood USD 355
- Great Bend USD 428
- Hoisington USD 431
- Otis-Bison USD 403 (Rush County)
Community colleges[change | change source]
Communities[change | change source]
Cities[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 21, 2014.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on March 2, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
- Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc. Standard Publishing Company. p. 153.
- Brackman, Barbara (1997). Kansas Trivia. Thomas Nelson Inc. p. 26.
- History of the State of Kansas: Containing a Full Account of Its Growth from an Uninhabited Territory to a Wealthy and Important State. A. T. Andreas. 1883. p. 762.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
- National Atlas Archived December 5, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
- "U.S. Census Bureau TIGER shape files". Archived from the original on May 23, 2017. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on March 2, 2013. Retrieved July 21, 2014.
- "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 21, 2014.
- "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 21, 2014.
- "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 21, 2014.
More reading[change | change source]
- Atlas and Plat Book of Barton County, Kansas; Kenyon Co; 55 pages; 1916.
- Plat Book of Barton County, Kansas; North West Publishing Co; 47 pages; 1902.
- The Story of the Marking of the Santa Fe Trail by the Daughters of the American Revolution in Kansas and the State of Kansas; Almira Cordry; Crane Co; 164 pages; 1915.
- The National Old Trails Road To Southern California, Part 1 (LA to KC); Automobile Club Of Southern California; 64 pages; 1916.
Other websites[change | change source]
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