User Rating: 1 / 5

Star ActiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

Kiowa County, in the southwestern part of the state, is the second county north from Oklahoma and the sixth east from Colorado. It is bounded on the north by Edwards county; on the east by Pratt and Barber; on the south by Comanche, and on the west by Ford and Clark. It was named for the Kiowa tribe of Indians and was first created by the act of 1867, which erected 26 western counties.

In 1875 the county was extinguished and the territory divided between Edwards and Comanche. In 1886 Kiowa was restored and the boundaries defined as follows: "Commencing at the intersection of the west line of range 20 west with the north line of town 27; thence south along range line to its intersection with the north line of township 31; thence east along township line to where it intersects with the west line of range 15 west; thence north along range line to where it intersects with the north line of township 27; thence west to the place of beginning."

County Seat: Greensburg, Kansas

Date organized:1886

County History:

  1. History of Kiowa County on Kansapedia
  2. Kiowa County on Wikipedia
  3. Blackmar's Kansas Cyclopedia, Kiowa County

Historic Landmarks, State, National:

  1. The Big Well
  2. Fromme-Birney "Round" Barn in Mullinville, Kansas
  3. Brenham (meteorite) found near Haviland, Kansas

County Historical Society:

  1. Kiowa County Historical Museum & Soda Fountain 320 S. Main, Greensburg, KS 67054 (620) 723-1125 | Facebook (deleted on May 22, 2015)
  2. The Kansas Meteorite Museum

Websites about the county:

  1. Kiowas County Government
  2. City of Greensburg, Kansas
  3. City of Haviland,Kansas
  4. City of Mullinville, Kansas on Blue Skyways
  5. Kiowa Township The only Township in the County