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Cherokee County, Kansas

Date Established: February 18, 1860
Date Organized: August 03, 1866
Location: Kansas map showing location of Cherokee County
County Seat: Columbus
Origin of Name: Named for the Cherokee Indian tribe, who by a treaty signed in 1835 held the 'Cherokee Neutral Lands,' a strip 50 miles north to south and 25 miles across, comprising all of Cherokee, most of Crawford, and a slice of Bourbon County. In 1866, another treaty ceded the Neutral Lands to the United States.
Cities & Townships
PlacePopulation (2010 census)
Baxter Springs (city)  4,238 
Cherokee Township  331 
Columbus (city)  3,312 
Crawford Township  636 
Galena (city)  3,085 
Garden Township  3,045 
Lola Township  344 
Lowell Township  675 
Lyon Township  562 
Mineral Township  216 
Neosho Township  279 
Pleasant View Township  627 
Ross Township  782 
Salamanca Township  505 
Scammon (city)  482 
Shawnee Township  461 
Sheridan Township  231 
Spring Valley Township  1,106 
Weir (city)  686 
Total population: 21,603 

Township map of Cherokee County, 2000
Population:
1860 (1,501)
1870 (11,038)
1880 (21,905)
1890 (27,770)
1900 (42,694)
1910 (38,162)
1920 (33,609)
1930 (31,457)
1940 (29,817)
1950 (25,144)
1960 (22,279)
1970 (21,549)
1980 (22,304)
1990 (21,374)
2000 (22,605)
2010 (21,603)
Other Resources: Post offices in Cherokee County
Cemeteries in Cherokee County, As of 1906
Newspapers Available on Microfilm
Townships and Independent Cities in Cherokee County
Bibliography
Kansas Memory
Links to Other Sites: Cherokee County page [Blue Skyways]
Cherokee County GenWeb
Early Kansas Maps [KanColl]
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