Graham County, Kansas
Location within the U.S. state of Kansas
Kansas's location within the U.S.
|Founded||February 26, 1887|
|Named for||John L. Graham|
|Largest city||Hill City|
|• Total||899 sq mi (2,330 km2)|
|• Land||899 sq mi (2,330 km2)|
|• Water||0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 0.03%%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||2.9/sq mi (1.1/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Graham County (county code GH) is a county in the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 2,597 people lived there. Its county seat is Hill City. Hill City is also the biggest city in Graham County. Nicodemus is in Graham County. Nicodemus was created in 1877, which is the only remaining western town created by African Americans during the Reconstruction Period after the American Civil War.
History[change | change source]
19th century[change | change source]
Graham County was organized in 1880. In 1887, Graham County was created. It was named after Captain John L. Graham, a Union soldier killed at the Battle of Chickamauga in Tennessee on September 19, 1863.
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|U.S. Decennial Census|
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Culture[change | change source]
Noted regional artist Birger Sandzén often painted landscapes in Graham County. This was where his wife's parents moved to in 1906. Examples include Still Water, which is in the collection at Kansas State University's Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art. It shows Wild Horse Creek in the county.
References[change | change source]
- "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on August 6, 2011. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc. Standard Publishing Company. p. 771.
- Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 140.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- Ripley, George; Dana, Charles A., eds. (1879). The American Cyclopædia. .
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
- "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
- "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
- "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
- "Meeting Minutes". Kansas State Board of Education. December 12, 2001. Retrieved 2007-05-29.[permanent dead link]
- North, 24-27
More reading[change | change source]
- North, Bill (2003). ...to build up a rich collection...:Selected Works From the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art. Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art. ISBN 1-890751-11-1.; 156 pages; 2003.
- Standard Atlas of Graham County, Kansas; Geo. A. Ogle & Co; 61 pages; 1906.
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Graham County, Kansas.|
- Graham County Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT
- Kansas Highway Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT
- Kansas Railroad Maps: Current, 1996, 1915, KDOT and Kansas Historical Society