Greeley County, Kansas
Greeley County Courthouse in Tribune
Location within the U.S. state of Kansas
Kansas's location within the U.S.
|Founded||March 20, 1873|
|Named for||Horace Greeley|
|• Total||778 sq mi (2,020 km2)|
|• Land||778 sq mi (2,020 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0 km2) 0.0%%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||1.6/sq mi (0.6/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−7 (Mountain)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−6 (MDT)|
Greeley County (county code GL) is a county in western Kansas. It is in the Central United States. In 2010, 1,247 people lived there. It is the county with the fewest number of people living in it in Kansas. Its county seat is Tribune. Tribune is also the biggest city in the county. The county is named after Horace Greeley of Chappaqua, New York, editor of the New York Tribune. Greeley helped western settlement with the motto "Go West, young man".
Geography[change | change source]
The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 778 square miles (2,020 km2). All of it is land. It is the largest of five United States counties and twelve (Virginia) independent cities that officially have no water area.[source?]
People[change | change source]
|U.S. Decennial Census|
Government[change | change source]
County[change | change source]
Presidential elections[change | change source]
This county is often chooses Republican candidates. The last time a Democratic candidate won the county was in 1976. A Democratic candidate has only won the county three times in its history: 1932 (Franklin D. Roosevelt), 1964 (Lyndon B. Johnson), and most recently in 1976 by Jimmy Carter.
Education[change | change source]
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Cities[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. 143.
- Josiah Busnell Grinnell (1891). Men and Events of Forty Years. Boston: D. Lothrop. p. 87. Retrieved 2009-02-13.
- "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.
- "Unified Greeley County, Kansas - Innovative Government - Greeley County, Kansas". greeleycounty.org. Retrieved March 3, 2019.
- "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved March 3, 2019.
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Greeley County, Kansas.|
- Greeley County Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT
- Kansas Highway Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT
- Kansas Railroad Maps: Current, 1996, 1915, KDOT and Kansas Historical Society