Osage County, Kansas
Osage County Courthouse in Lyndon
Location within the U.S. state of Kansas
Kansas's location within the U.S.
|Named for||Osage Nation|
|Largest city||Osage City|
|• Total||720 sq mi (1,900 km2)|
|• Land||706 sq mi (1,830 km2)|
|• Water||14 sq mi (40 km2) 2.0%%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||23/sq mi (9/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Osage County (county code OS) is a county in the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 16,295 people lived there. Its county seat is Lyndon. Its most populous city is Osage City. The county was originally organized in 1855 as Weller County, and was renamed in 1859 after the Osage River that runs through it, which is itself named for the Osage Native American Tribe.
History[change | change source]
In 1859, Osage County was created.
Geography[change | change source]
People[change | change source]
|U.S. Decennial Census|
Government[change | change source]
Presidential elections[change | change source]
Osage County is strongly Republican. In only six presidential elections from 1888 to the present day has the county failed to back the Republican Party candidate, most recently in Lyndon B. Johnson's national landslide. of 1964.
Education[change | change source]
Unified school districts[change | change source]
- Osage City USD 420
- Lyndon USD 421
- Santa Fe Trail USD 434
- Burlingame USD 454
- Marais des Cygnes Valley USD 456
Media[change | change source]
Osage County is served by a weekly newspaper, The Osage County Herald-Chronicle is a weekly newspaper for Osage County. The newspaper publishes about 4,500 papers, making it the 3rd biggest paid weekly newspaper in the state of Kansas.
The Herald-Chronicle was created by the merger of The Osage County Herald and The Osage County Chronicle in February 2007.
Communities[change | change source]
Cities[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 2, 2011. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2009-05-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "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. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
- "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
- "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
- "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
More reading[change | change source]
- Standard Atlas of Osage County, Kansas; Geo. A. Ogle & Co; 80 pages; 1918.
- Descriptive Atlas of Osage County, Kansas; Geo. A. Ogle & Co; 67 pages; 1899.
- An Illustrated Historical Atlas of Osage County, Kansas; Geo. A. Ogle & Co; 46 pages; 1879.
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Osage County, Kansas.|
- Osage County Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT
- Kansas Highway Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT
- Kansas Railroad Maps: Current, 1996, 1915, KDOT and Kansas Historical Society