Kearny County, Kansas
Kearny County courthouse in Lakin
Location within the U.S. state of Kansas
Kansas's location within the U.S.
|Founded||March 20, 1873|
|Named for||Philip Kearny|
|• Total||871 sq mi (2,260 km2)|
|• Land||871 sq mi (2,260 km2)|
|• Water||0.4 sq mi (1 km2) 0.05%%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||4.6/sq mi (1.8/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Kearny County (county code KE) is a county in the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 3,977 people lived there. Its county seat is Lakin. Lakin is also the biggest city in Kearny County. The county is named after General Philip Kearny.
History[change | change source]
The original Kearney County was created on March 6, 1873. It was ended in 1883. The land area was divided between Hamilton and Finney counties. It was recreated with its original borders in 1887. It was organized on March 27, 1888. The county is named after Philip Kearny. He was a U.S. Army officer in the Mexican–American War and a Union army general in the American Civil War. In 1889, the name was corrected to Kearny County.
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The west half of Kearny County observed Mountain Standard Time until October 28, 1990. This was when the Kansas Department of Transportation moved the entire county into the Central Time Zone, which 100 of the state's other 104 counties are in. Only four counties (Hamilton, Greeley, Wallace, and Sherman), all of which border Colorado, observe Mountain Time.
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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 26, 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. 172.
- Hicks, Virginia Pierce (February 1938). "Sketches of Early Days in Kearny County". Kansas Historical Quarterly. VII (1): 54–80. Retrieved 2007-01-04.
- "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 26, 2014.
- "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
- "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
- "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2014.
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kearny County, Kansas.|
- Kearny County Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT
- Kansas Highway Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT
- Kansas Railroad Maps: Current, 1996, 1915, KDOT and Kansas Historical Society