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Chase County, named after Salmon P. Chase, who was United States Senator from, and Governor of, Ohio, and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, was organized in 1859. It was south and west of the center of population of Kansas in 1875, and in 1880 this center had moved some distance west of it. The northern boundary of the county is 102 miles south of the Nebraska line; its eastern line, 96 miles from the State of Missouri; its southern boundary, 75 miles from the Indian Territory; and its western boundary, 285 miles from the State of Colorado. Source: Cutler's History of the State of Kansas 



County Seat: Cottonwood Falls

Date organizedFebruary 11, 1859

County History:

Cutler's History of the State of Kansas, Chase County 

Historic Landmarks, State, National:

  1. Spring Hill or Z-Bar Ranch near Strong City, Kansas
  2. Tallgrass National Preserve (National Park Service Website)
  3. Cedar Point Mill
  4. Lower Fox Creek School
  5. Spring Hill Farm and Stock Ranch House, built in 1881.
  6. Clements Stone Arch Bridge in Clements,Kansas.
  7. Chase County Courthouse in Cottonwood Falls, Kansas.

County Historical Society:

Chase County Historical Society & Museum

Websites about the county:

  1. Chase County Camber of Commerce
  2. Cottonwood Falls, Kansas (Wikipedia)