Wallace County, Kansas
Wallace County courthouse in Sharon Springs
Location within the U.S. state of Kansas
Kansas's location within the U.S.
|Named for||W. H. L. Wallace|
|Largest city||Sharon Springs|
|• Total||914 sq mi (2,370 km2)|
|• Land||914 sq mi (2,370 km2)|
|• Water||0.05 sq mi (0.1 km2) 0.01%%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||1.6/sq mi (0.6/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−7 (Mountain)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−6 (MDT)|
Wallace County (standard abbreviation: WA) is a county in the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010 census, 1,485 people lived there. This would make it the county in Kansas with the second-least number of people living in it. Its county seat is Sharon Springs. The county was created in 1868. It was named after Brigadier general W.H.L. Wallace, who was a veteran of the Mexican–American War and a casualty of the Battle of Shiloh.
History[change | change source]
19th century[change | change source]
In 1868, Wallace County was created.
Geography[change | change source]
Mount Sunflower is in Wallace County. It is the highest place in Kansas. It is 4,039 feet (1,231 meters). Mount Sunflower is about 15 miles (24 km) north-northwest of Weskan, less than one mile (1.6 km) from the Colorado state line.
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People[change | change source]
|U.S. Decennial Census|
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Wallace has been one of the most Republican counties in Kansas. Only two Democratic Presidential nominees have ever won Wallace County – Woodrow Wilson in 1916 and Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932. Since 1944 only three Democratic Presidential candidates have won 31 percent of Wallace County's vote – Harry S. Truman in 1948, Lyndon Johnson in 1964 and Jimmy Carter in 1976. In the 2016 election Hillary Clinton won less than six percent of the county's vote. The last five Republican nominees have all won at least 84 percent.
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References[change | change source]
- "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 22, 2011. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "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 29, 2014.
- "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
- "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
- "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
More reading[change | change source]
- Standard Atlas of Wallace County, Kansas; Geo. A. Ogle & Co; 42 pages; 1908.
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Wallace County, Kansas.|
- Wallace County Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT
- Kansas Highway Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT
- Kansas Railroad Maps: Current, 1996, 1915, KDOT and Kansas Historical Society