Gray County, Kansas
Location within the U.S. state of Kansas
Kansas's location within the U.S.
|Founded||March 13, 1881|
|Named for||Alfred Gray|
|• Total||869 sq mi (2,250 km2)|
|• Land||869 sq mi (2,250 km2)|
|• Water||0.4 sq mi (1 km2) 0.05%%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||6.9/sq mi (2.7/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
History[change | change source]
Gray County was created in 1881. It was named after Alfred Gray. Between 1887 and 1893, a county seat war happened in Gray County that involved several notable Old West figures, such as Bat Masterson, Bill Tilghman, and Ben Daniels. Because of this, Cimarron became the permanent county seat of Gray County.
Geography[change | change source]
Since 2001, NextEra Energy Resources has operated the biggest wind farm in Kansas. They have 170 turbines. They can generate up to 110 megawatts. It is on a 12,000-acre (49 km2) site near Montezuma.
People[change | change source]
|U.S. Decennial Census|
Religion[change | change source]
Gray County has the highest percentage of followers of the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite in the US. There were 1,032 members of the Church in Gray County in 2010, which is 17.18% of the total number of people in Gray County. It is the biggest Church in the county.
Government[change | change source]
Presidential elections[change | change source]
Gray county is often won by republican candidates. The last time a democratic candidate won this county was in 1976 by Jimmy Carter.
Laws[change | change source]
Education[change | change source]
Unified school districts[change | change source]
Communities[change | change source]
Cities and Towns[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 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.
- Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 142.
- "Feudin' and Fightin' Friday: County Seat Wars – Diggin' History". Retrieved 2014-04-06.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "Gray County Wind Farm". Aquila, Inc. Retrieved 2007-06-02.
- "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.
- Association of Religious Data Archives: Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Counties (2010) Retrieved May 2, 2015
- "Map of Wet and Dry Counties". Alcoholic Beverage Control, Kansas Department of Revenue. November 2004. Archived from the original on 2007-10-08. Retrieved 2007-01-21.
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Gray County, Kansas.|
- Gray County Wind Farm, largest wind farm in Kansas
- Gray County Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT
- Kansas Highway Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT
- Kansas Railroad Maps: Current, 1996, 1915, KDOT and Kansas Historical Society