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Reno County, in the central part of the state, is bounded on the north by Rice and McPherson counties; on the east by Harvey and Sedgwick; on the south by Sedgwick and Kingman, and on the west by Pratt and Stafford. Its boundary lines were fixed by the legislature of 1868, and it was named in honor of Gen. Reno, who was killed at the battle of Gettysburg. It was not settled until three years later. The first settlers were not at that time within the confines of Reno county, as the lines have been changed, but all those which shall be mentioned were settlers in Reno county as it now exists. The last change was made in 1872 when range 4 on the east and a tier of townships from Rice county on the north were added, while a large tract on the south was detached and given to the new county of Kingman.


County Seat: Hutchinson, Kansas

Date organized:1872

County History:

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

Historic Landmarks, State, National:

  1. National and State Register of Historic Places 
  2. Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center
  3. Kansas State Fair at Hutchinson,Kansas
  4. Salt Marshes
  5. Hutchinson Sugar Mill
  6. Kelly Mills
  7. Saint Theresa Catholic Church
  8. Soldiers and Sailors Memorial
  9. Graber House
  10. U.S. Post Office in Hutchinson,Kansas
  11. Kansas Underground Salt Mine Museum, at Hutchinson, Kansas

County Historical Society:

  1. Reno County Museum | Facebook 

Websites about the county:

  1. Reno County Government | Facebook 
  2. City of Hutchinson,Kansas  | Facebook