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Osborne County, Kansas

Date Established: February 26, 1867
Date Organized:
Location: Kansas map showing location of Osborne County
County Seat: Osborne
Origin of Name: In honor of Pvt. Vincent B. Osborn[e], of Co. A, 2nd Kansas Cavalry, who lost his right leg to wounds received 17 Jan 1865 on the steamer Anna Jacobs on the Arkansas River just south of Roseville, Ark. The steamboat, carrying 200 refugees and 50 soldiers, came under fire from a Confederate artillery piece and made for shore; Osborne carried the cable ashore and was attempting to secure it when he was shot, shattering the bone just above the knee.
Cities & Townships
PlacePopulation (2010 census)
Bethany Township  176 
Bloom Township  73 
Corinth Township  52 
Covert Township 
Delhi Township  31 
Grant Township  30 
Hancock Township  18 
Hawkeye Township  33 
Independence Township  31 
Jackson Township  35 
Kill Creek Township  17 
Lawrence Township  30 
Liberty Township  23 
Mount Ayr Township  37 
Natoma Township  367 
Osborne (city)  1,431 
Penn Township  120 
Ross Township  994 
Round Mound Township  28 
Sumner Township  175 
Tilden Township  79 
Valley Township  38 
Victor Township  11 
Winfield Township  21 
Total population: 3,858 

Township map of Osborne County, 2000
Population:
1870 (33)
1880 (12,517)
1890 (12,083)
1900 (11,844)
1910 (12,827)
1920 (12,441)
1930 (11,568)
1940 (9,835)
1950 (8,558)
1960 (7,506)
1970 (6,416)
1980 (5,959)
1990 (4,867)
2000 (4,452)
2010 (3,858)
Other Resources: Post offices in Osborne County
Cemeteries in Osborne County, As of 1906
Newspapers Available on Microfilm
Townships and Independent Cities in Osborne County
Bibliography
Kansas Memory
Links to Other Sites: Osborne County page [Blue Skyways]
Osborne County GenWeb
Early Kansas Maps [KanColl]
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