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Pratt County, in the south central part of the state, is the second county from the southern line of the state and the seventh from the west line. It is bounded on the north by Stafford county; on the east by Reno and Kingman; on the south by Barber, and on the west by Kiowa and Edwards. It was created in 1867 and named for Caleb Pratt, of the First Kansas infantry. The boundaries fixed at that time were as follows: "Commencing where the east line of range 11 west intersects the 5th standard parallel; thence south to the 6th standard parallel; thence west to the east line of range 16 west; thence north to the 5th standard parallel; thence east to the place of beginning."


County Seat: Pratt, Kansas

Date organized: July 25, 1879

County History:

  1. Blackmar's Kansas Cyclopedia, Pratt County
  2. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas, Pratt County
  3. Pratt County on Wikipedia

Historic Landmarks, State, National:

  1. Norden Bomb-sight Storage Vaults
  2. Pratt Archaeological Site
  3. J.R. Rice Barn and Granary
  4. Thornton Adobe Barn
  5. J.R. Rice Farmstead
  6. S.P. Gebhart House
  7. Earl H. Ellis VFW Post No. 1362
  8. Pratt County Lake
  9. Lemon Park in Pratt, Kansas is the home of the Kansas Sampler Festival

County Historical Society:

Pratt County Historical Museum

Websites about the county:

  1. Pratt County Government
  2. City of Pratt, Kansas