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Barber County, Kansas

Date Established: February 26, 1867
Date Organized: July 07, 1873
Location: Kansas map showing location of Barber County
Boundaries: The county is nearly in the form of a rectangle, with Kingman County cutting out a six-mile-square block in the northwest corner. The county is thirty-three miles north to south and thirty-six from east to west, with a total area of 1,134 square miles.
County Seat: Medicine Lodge
Origin of Name: Named for Thomas W. Barber, a Free State settler in Douglas County, who was killed by pro-slavery forces near Lawrence on 6 December 1855.
History: Name spelled 'Barbour' until it was changed by the Legislature in 1883.
Cities & Townships
PlacePopulation (2010 census)
Aetna Township 
Cedar Township  (Defunct)  
Deerhead Township  14 
Eagle Township  25 
Elm Mills Township  135 
Elwood Township  241 
Hazelton Township  153 
Kiowa Township  1,136 
Lake City Township  62 
McAdoo Township  27 
Medicine Lodge Township  2,334 
Mingona Township  78 
Moore Township  17 
Nippawalla Township  35 
Ridge Township  (Defunct)  
Sharon Township  356 
Sun City Township  68 
Turkey Creek Township  26 
Valley Township  147 
Total population: 4,861 

Township map of Barber County, 2000
Population:
1880 (2,661)
1890 (7,973)
1900 (6,594)
1910 (9,916)
1920 (9,739)
1930 (10,178)
1940 (9,073)
1950 (8,521)
1960 (8,713)
1970 (7,016)
1980 (6,548)
1990 (5,874)
2000 (5,307)
2010 (4,861)
Other Resources: Post offices in Barber County
Cemeteries in Barber County, As of 1906
Newspapers Available on Microfilm
Townships and Independent Cities in Barber County
Bibliography
Kansas Memory
Links to Other Sites: Barber County page [Blue Skyways]
Barber County GenWeb
Early Kansas Maps [KanColl]
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