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Cutler's History states that, "Anderson County is situated in the second tier of counties west from Missouri, fifty miles south from the Kansas River, and seventy miles north from the Indian Territory. It is in extent twenty-four miles square, and is bounded on the north by Franklin County, on the east by Linn, on the south by Allen, and on the west by Coffey."


County Seat: Garnett

Date organized: January 7, 1856

County History:

  1. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas' Anderson County History entry
  2. The history of Anderson County, Kansas, from its first settlement to the Fourth of July, 1876. (

Historic Landmarks, State, National:

  1. Anderson County Courthouse
  2. The Kirk House
  3. Spencer's Crossing Bridge

County Historical Society:

Anderson County Historical Society

Websites about the county:

  1. Anderson County Government website
  2. City of Garnett Kansas website 
  3. Garnett's Facebook Page