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Ness County was created and named by an act of the Legislature of 1867. Its area then was 900 square miles. In 1873 the boundaries of the county were enlarged so as to include an area of 1,080 square miles. The county was named after Noah V. Ness, Corporal of Company G, Kansas Cavalry, who died of wounds received in battle at Abbeyville, Miss., August 11, 1864.


County Seat: Ness City,Kansas

Date organized: Originally organized on October 23, 1873. The county was reorganized on April 14, 1880.

County History:

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

Historic Landmarks, State, National:

  1. George Washington Carver Monument
  2. Thornburg Barn
  3. Henry Tilley House
  4. Indian Village on Pawnee Fork 
  5. National and State Registers in Ness County

County Historical Society:

Ness County Historical Society and Museum 123 Pennsylvania Ave Ness City, KS 67560 (785)798-3298 

Websites about the county:

  1. Ness County Government  | Facebook
  2. Ness County Chamber of Commerce 
  3. Ness City Public Library 
  4. Ness City, Kansas on Facebook 
  5. Ness County on the Kansapedia