Jewell County, Kansas

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Jewell County
Jewell County courthouse in Mankato
Jewell County courthouse in Mankato
Map of Kansas highlighting Jewell County
Location within the U.S. state of Kansas
Map of the United States highlighting Kansas
Kansas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 39°36′45″N 97°59′48″W / 39.6125°N 97.9967°W / 39.6125; -97.9967
Country United States
State Kansas
FoundedFebruary 26, 1887
Named forLewis R. Jewell
SeatMankato
Largest cityMankato
Area
 • Total914 sq mi (2,370 km2)
 • Land910 sq mi (2,400 km2)
 • Water4.6 sq mi (12 km2)  0.5%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
2,901
 • Density3.4/sq mi (1.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st
June 24, 1947 flood of the Republican River on the border of Jewell County, Kansas and Republic County, Kansas near Hardy, Nebraska and Webber, Kansas, just south of Nebraska NE-8 on Kansas 1 Rd/CR-1 bridge over the Republican River. The normal flood stage for the river is at the tree line in the foreground.

Jewell County (county code JW) is a county in the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 3,077 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Mankato. Mankato is also the biggest city in Jewell County.[2]

History[change | change source]

In 1887, Jewell County was created. It was named after Lieutenant Colonel Lewis R. Jewell of the 6th Regiment Kansas Volunteer Cavalry.[3]

In 1887, Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway built a railroad from Neva (3 miles west of Strong City) to Superior, Nebraska. This railroad connected Strong City, Neva, Rockland, Diamond Springs, Burdick, Lost Springs, Jacobs, Hope, Navarre, Enterprise, Abilene, Talmage, Manchester, Longford, Oak Hill, Miltonvale, Aurora, Huscher, Concordia, Kackley, Courtland, Webber, Superior.

Geography[change | change source]

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 914 square miles (2,370 km2). Of that, 910 square miles (2,400 km2) is land and 4.6 square miles (12 km2) (0.5%) is water.[4]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870207
188017,4758,342.0%
189019,34910.7%
190019,4200.4%
191018,148−6.5%
192016,240−10.5%
193014,462−10.9%
194011,970−17.2%
19509,698−19.0%
19607,217−25.6%
19706,099−15.5%
19805,241−14.1%
19904,251−18.9%
20003,791−10.8%
20103,077−18.8%
Est. 20162,901[5]−5.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2016[1]

Government[change | change source]

Presidential elections[change | change source]

Presidential Elections Results
Presidential Elections Results[10]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 81.9% 1,223 12.1% 180 6.1% 91
2012 82.5% 1,235 15.3% 229 2.2% 33
2008 77.7% 1,231 19.8% 313 2.5% 40
2004 78.1% 1,495 20.1% 385 1.8% 35
2000 74.6% 1,400 20.3% 380 5.2% 97
1996 69.0% 1,374 20.9% 417 10.0% 200
1992 45.7% 1,050 23.7% 546 30.6% 704
1988 68.0% 1,546 30.1% 684 1.9% 44
1984 76.5% 1,992 22.4% 583 1.1% 29
1980 72.8% 2,074 20.3% 578 6.9% 197
1976 57.5% 1,592 40.1% 1,111 2.4% 67
1972 74.0% 2,242 23.7% 716 2.3% 70
1968 66.2% 2,172 25.7% 842 8.2% 268
1964 53.6% 1,895 45.3% 1,601 1.1% 39
1960 72.3% 2,914 27.2% 1,095 0.6% 24
1956 75.5% 3,395 23.0% 1,034 1.5% 67
1952 80.9% 4,162 17.2% 885 1.9% 100
1948 63.2% 3,143 31.6% 1,574 5.2% 258
1944 74.2% 3,754 24.0% 1,216 1.8% 89
1940 71.6% 4,591 26.8% 1,719 1.6% 105
1936 57.8% 3,849 41.7% 2,780 0.5% 35
1932 48.2% 3,324 48.8% 3,367 3.0% 205
1928 76.9% 4,583 21.6% 1,289 1.5% 88
1924 64.8% 4,342 27.8% 1,861 7.4% 495
1920 66.0% 3,925 31.9% 1,899 2.1% 126
1916 39.8% 3,022 55.1% 4,180 5.1% 383
1912 20.5% 906 42.4% 1,871 37.1% 1,640
1908 53.5% 2,410 42.9% 1,932 3.6% 164
1904 68.1% 2,720 23.2% 927 8.7% 348
1900 52.0% 2,448 46.5% 2,192 1.5% 71
1896 44.4% 1,902 54.7% 2,342 0.9% 39
1892 45.6% 1,963 54.4% 2,343
1888 54.8% 2,285 24.0% 999 21.2% 885

Education[change | change source]

Unified school districts[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

2005 KDOT Map of Jewell County (map legend)

Cities[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on August 6, 2011. Retrieved July 26, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 169.
  4. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  6. "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved July 26, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  7. "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  8. "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  9. "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  10. http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

More reading[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]

County
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Coordinates: 39°48′N 98°14′W / 39.800°N 98.233°W / 39.800; -98.233