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Ness County, Kansas

Date Established: February 26, 1867
Date Organized:
Location: Kansas map showing location of Ness County
County Seat: Ness City
Origin of Name: In memory of Corp. Noah Van Buren Ness (or Kness), of Co. G, 7th Kansas Cavalry, who died 22 Aug 1864 at Abbeyville, Miss., of wounds received in action three days earlier. His military records spelled his surname Ness, and that spelling was used in the statute creating the county; however, recent research indicates he signed his name Kness on various legal documents. (See 'City, county realize their own name is misspelled', Topeka Capital-Journal, 6 Sept 2004.)
Cities & Townships
PlacePopulation (2010 census)
Bazine Township  454 
Center Township  1,468 
Eden Township  71 
Forrester Township  103 
Franklin Township  112 
Highpoint Township  64 
Johnson Township  68 
Nevada Township  415 
Ohio Township  252 
Waring Township  100 
Total population: 3,107 

Township map of Ness County, 2000
Population:
1870 (2)
1880 (3,722)
1890 (4,944)
1900 (4,535)
1910 (5,883)
1920 (7,490)
1930 (8,358)
1940 (6,864)
1950 (6,322)
1960 (5,470)
1970 (4,791)
1980 (4,498)
1990 (4,033)
2000 (3,454)
2010 (3,107)
Other Resources: Post offices in Ness County
Cemeteries in Ness County, As of 1906
Newspapers Available on Microfilm
Townships and Independent Cities in Ness County
Bibliography
Kansas Memory
Links to Other Sites: Ness County page [Blue Skyways]
Ness County GenWeb
Early Kansas Maps [KanColl]
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