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Rooks County, Kansas

Date Established: February 26, 1867
Date Organized:
Location: Kansas map showing location of Rooks County
County Seat: Stockton
Origin of Name: In memory of Pvt. John C. Rooks, Co. I, 11th Kansas Cavalry, who died 11 Dec 1862 in Fayetteville, Ark., of wounds received in action at Prairie Grove on 7 Dec.
Cities & Townships
PlacePopulation (2010 census)
Alcona Township  (Defunct)  
Ash Rock Township  (Defunct)  
Belmont Township  (Defunct)  
Bow Creek Township  (Defunct)  
Corning Township  (Defunct)  
Fairview Township  (Defunct)  
Farmington Township  (Defunct)  
Greenfield Township  (Defunct)  
Hobart Township  (Defunct)  
Iowa Township  (Defunct)  
Lanark Township  (Defunct)  
Logan Township  (Defunct)  
Lowell Township  (Defunct)  
Medicine Township  (Defunct)  
Northampton Township  (Defunct)  
Paradise Township  (Defunct)  
Plainville Township  (Defunct)  
Richland Township  (Defunct)  
Rush Township  (Defunct)  
Stockton Township  (Defunct)  
Sugar Loaf Township  (Defunct)  
Township 1  242 
Township 10  176 
Township 11  2,277 
Township 12  154 
Township 2  379 
Township 3  1,212 
Township 4  33 
Township 5  59 
Township 6  75 
Township 7  185 
Township 8  341 
Township 9  48 
Twin Mound Township  (Defunct)  
Walton Township  (Defunct)  
Total population: 5,181 

Township map of Rooks County, 2000
Population:
1880 (8,112)
1890 (8,018)
1900 (7,960)
1910 (11,282)
1920 (9,966)
1930 (9,534)
1940 (8,497)
1950 (9,043)
1960 (9,734)
1970 (7,628)
1980 (7,006)
1990 (6,039)
2000 (5,685)
2010 (5,181)
Other Maps: Township map, 1940
Other Resources: Post offices in Rooks County
Cemeteries in Rooks County, As of 1906
Newspapers Available on Microfilm
Townships and Independent Cities in Rooks County
Bibliography
Kansas Memory
Links to Other Sites: Rooks County page [Blue Skyways]
Rooks County GenWeb
Early Kansas Maps [KanColl]
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