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Greenwood County was named in honor of Greenwood, United States Land Commissioner, under pierce and Buchanan. It was first laid off by the bogus Legislature of 1855-56, but was for a number of years thereafter unorganized territory. As at first laid out, the county was a very nearly square tract of uniform size with its neighbors, but when in 1867 Madison County was abolished, and its north part given to Breckinridge (now Lyon) County, the lower portion, to a point three miles above Madison, was added to Greenwood. Source: Cutler's History of the State of Kansas


County Seat: Eureka, Kansas

Date organized:1862

County History:

  1. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas, Greenwood County
  2. Blackmar's Kansas Cyclopedia

Historic Landmarks, State, National:

Fall River State Park

County Historical Society:

Greenwood County Historical Society

Websites about the county:

  1. Greenwood County Government
  2. City of Eureka, Kansas
  3. Eureka Project
  4. City of Hamilton, Kansas on Facebook
  5. Madison, Kansas Chamber of Commerce
  6. Teterville, Kansas This article By Virginia Allain tells us the history of this lost town of Kansas.