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Barton County, Kansas

Date Established: February 26, 1867
Date Organized: May 16, 1872
Location: Kansas map showing location of Barton County
Boundaries: On 15 May 1875, the southern boundary was moved south to encompass the northern half of Stafford County; on 25 April 1879, Stafford County was reestablished.
County Seat: Great Bend
Origin of Name: Named for Clara Harlowe Barton (1821-1912), Civil War nurse and founder of the American Red Cross.
Cities & Townships
PlacePopulation (2010 census)
Albion Township  63 
Beaver Township  99 
Buffalo Township  417 
Cheyenne Township  207 
Clarence Township  117 
Cleveland Township  42 
Comanche Township  462 
Ellinwood (city)  2,131 
Eureka Township  82 
Fairview Township  89 
Grant Township  55 
Great Bend (city)  15,995 
Great Bend Township  1,752 
Hoisington (city)  2,706 
Independent Township  758 
Lakin Township  262 
Liberty Township  262 
Logan Township  138 
North Homestead Township  111 
Pawnee Rock Township  373 
South Bend Township  674 
South Homestead Township  322 
Union Township  101 
Walnut Township  403 
Wheatland Township  53 
Total population: 27,674 

Township map of Barton County, 2000
Population:
1870 (2)
1880 (10,318)
1890 (13,172)
1900 (13,784)
1910 (17,876)
1920 (18,422)
1930 (19,776)
1940 (25,010)
1950 (29,909)
1960 (32,368)
1970 (30,663)
1980 (31,343)
1990 (29,382)
2000 (28,205)
2010 (27,674)
Other Resources: Post offices in Barton County
Cemeteries in Barton County, As of 1906
Newspapers Available on Microfilm
Townships and Independent Cities in Barton County
Bibliography
Kansas Memory
Links to Other Sites: Barton County page [Blue Skyways]
Barton County GenWeb
Early Kansas Maps [KanColl]
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