Grant County, Kansas
Grant County courthouse in Ulysses
Location within the U.S. state of Kansas
Kansas's location within the U.S.
|Founded||March 20, 1873|
|Named for||Ulysses S. Grant|
|• Total||575 sq mi (1,490 km2)|
|• Land||575 sq mi (1,490 km2)|
|• Water||0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 0.06%%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||14/sq mi (5/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
History[change | change source]
In 1873, the part of Kansas that is west of Range 25 was divided into 25 new counties. The new counties were Decatur, Rawlins, Cheyenne, Sheridan, Thomas, Sherman, Lane, Buffalo, Foote, Meade, Scott, Sequoyah, Arapahoe, Seward, Wichita, Kearny, Greeley, Hamilton, Stanton, Kansas, Stevens, and Grant.
Grant County, Kansas was named after Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President of the United States (1869–1877). He was incumbent president at the time of the county's creation. The initial survey creating the county borders was in the summer of 1874.
In 1883, Kearny, Sequoyah, Arapahoe, Kansas, Stevens, Meade, Clark and Grant counties disappeared. Hamilton, Ford, Seward, and Hodgeman counties became bigger, and Finney County was created. Grant County was split with the western part becoming a part of Hamilton County and the eastern part becoming a part of the newly-created Finney County.
On June 9, 1888, Grant County was created again as a Kansas county, with original county borders. The first officers of the new Grant County were sworn in on June 18, 1888.
In October 1888, the county seat election for Grant County resulted in victory for Ulysses, Kansas. The election results were:.
|Town Name||Vote count|
Early Settlements[change | change source]
- "Old" Ulysses, then moved to New Ulysses in 1909
- Shockey (Shockeyville)
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People[change | change source]
|U.S. Decennial Census|
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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.
- Ulysses 1885-1909 From Boom to Bust; compiled by The Historic Adobe Museum Staff of Ulysses, Kansas; 2009.
- Bessire, Fern (1982). Grant County, Kansas. Grant County History Commission.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "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.
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Grant County, Kansas.|
- Grant County Map, GrantCoKs.org
- Grant County Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT
- Kansas Highway Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT
- Kansas Railroad Maps: Current, 1996, 1915, KDOT and Kansas Historical Society