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Pottawatomie County, formerly embraced within the limits of Riley, was organized by the Territorial Legislature of 1857. Its northern and southern boundaries were the same as at present, while its western boundary was the guide meridian, about five miles east of Manhattan, and its eastern boundary about five miles east of its present one. It is now bounded on the north by Marshall and Nemaha counties, on the east by Jackson and Shawnee, on the south by the Kansas River, on the west by the Big Blue; having natural boundaries on the south and west. 


County Seat: Westmoreland, Kansas

Date organized:1856

County History:

  1. Blackmar's Kansas Cyclopedia, Pottawatomie County 
  2. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas, Pottawatomie, County 
  3. Pottawatomie County on Wikipedia 
  4. Pottawatomie County History 
  5. Brief History of St. Marys, Kansas

Historic Landmarks, State, National:

  1. Kansas State University 
  2. Dutch Mill
  3. Pottawatomie Indian Pay Station
  4. Heptig Barn 
  5. Summerville Cabin 
  6. Oregon Trail Park at Scott Springs 
  7. The Colombian Theater, Museum and Art Cente

County Historical Society:

  1. Pottawatomie County Historical Society
  2. The Oz Museum 
  3. Rock Creek Valley Historical Museum 

Websites about the county:

  1. Pottawatomie County Government
  2. City of Westmoreland, Kansas 
  3. City of Wamego,Kansas 
  4. City of St. Marys, Kansas 
  5. City of Onaga, Kansas
  6. City of St. George, Kansas 
  7. City of Manhattan, Kansas