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Elk County, Kansas

Date Established: March 25, 1875
Date Organized:
Location: Kansas map showing location of Elk County
County Seat: Howard
Origin of Name: Named for the Elk River, which traverses the county.
Cities & Townships
PlacePopulation (2010 census)
Elk Falls Township  187 
Greenfield Township  302 
Howard Township  873 
Liberty Township  113 
Longton Township  439 
Oak Valley Township  143 
Painterhood Township  59 
Paw Paw Township  124 
Union Center Township  103 
Wildcat Township  539 
Total population: 2,882 

Township map of Elk County, 2000
Population:
1880 (10,623)
1890 (12,216)
1900 (11,443)
1910 (10,128)
1920 (9,034)
1930 (9,210)
1940 (8,180)
1950 (6,679)
1960 (5,048)
1970 (3,858)
1980 (3,918)
1990 (3,327)
2000 (3,261)
2010 (2,882)
Other Resources: Post offices in Elk County
Cemeteries in Elk County, As of 1906
Newspapers Available on Microfilm
Townships and Independent Cities in Elk County
Bibliography
Kansas Memory
Links to Other Sites: Elk County page [Blue Skyways]
Elk County GenWeb
Early Kansas Maps [KanColl]
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