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Kearny County has an area of 864 square miles; it is twenty-four miles from east to west; thirty-six miles from north to south. The Arkansas, as it enters the county, some twelve miles from its southern boundary, runs in a southeasterly direction, and before it crosses its center line from east to west, its course is northwesterly. Kearny County held its first election as a township at Lakin, July 7, 1879, polling 38 votes.


County Seat: Lakin, Kansas

Date organized:1888

County History:

Cutler's History of the State of Kansas, Unorganized territory

Historic Landmarks, State, National:

County Historical Society:

Kearny County Historical Society

Websites about the county:

  1. Kearny County Government
  2. City of Lakin, Kansas | Facebook