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Trego County is in the western part of Kansas, and is included in what was once known as the Great American Desert. It is located in the fourth tier of counties from the west line of the State, and in the third tier from the north line, and is about 315 miles west from Kansas City, or the eastern boundary line of the State. The county being thirty miles square, contains 570,000 acres or 900 square miles. It is bounded on the north by Graham County, on the south by Ness, on the east by Ellis, and on the west by Gove County. Its location is about midway between Kansas City and Denver; the second standard parallel, south, forming its northern boundary line, and the third standard parallel its southern line.


County Seat: WaKeeney, Kansas

Date organized:1879

County History:

  1. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas, Trego County 
  2. Trego County on Wikipedia
  3. History of Wakeeney, Kansas 

Historic Landmarks, State, National:

  1. National and State Register of Historic Places 
  2. Cedar Bluff State Park & Reservoir 
  3. Threshing Machine Canyon

County Historical Society:

  1. Trego County Historical Society  | Facebook 
  2. Smokey Hill Trail Association 

Websites about the county:

  1. Trego County Government 
  2. City of Wakeeney, Kansas  | Facebook 
  3. Trego County Fair 
  4. Smokey Valley on Kansas Byways