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Wallace county, which contains the cities of Sharon Springs and Wallace, was named for For Fort Wallace, which was named for General William H. L. Wallace of Civil War fame (Illinois general, not to be confused with L. E. W. Wallace of Indiana). 


County Seat: Sharon Springs, Kansas

Date organized:1888

County History:

  1. Wallace County on Wikipedia 
  2. Wallace County History on Kansapedia 
  3. History of Fort Wallace
  4. Fort Wallace History on the Santa Fe Trail Research website 
  5. Wallace County History Bibliography 

Historic Landmarks, State, National:

  1. National and State Register of Historic Places 
  2. Mount Sunflower, the highest point in Kansas
  3. Old Ft. Wallace Post Cemetery
  4. Pond Creek Stagecoach Station
  5. Sunderland-Poe Building
  6. Barbwire Buffalo
  7. Dick Rhea’s pump organ collection
  8. Goose Creek Tipi Ring Site

County Historical Society:

  1. Fort Wallace Museum  | Facebook 

Websites about the county:

  1. Wallace County government 
  2. City of Sharon Springs, Kansas 
  3. Fort Wallace on Wikipedia