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Russell County, Kansas

Date Established: February 26, 1867
Date Organized:
Location: Kansas map showing location of Russell County
County Seat: Russell
Origin of Name: In memory of Avra P. Russell, captain of Co. K, 2nd Kansas Cavalry, who died 12 Dec 1862 of wounds received in action at Prairie Grove, Ark., on 7 Dec.
Cities & Townships
PlacePopulation (2010 census)
Big Creek Township  479 
Center Township  221 
Fairfield Township  31 
Fairview Township  466 
Grant Township  186 
Lincoln Township  150 
Luray Township  258 
Paradise Township  166 
Plymouth Township  280 
Russell (city)  4,506 
Russell Township  82 
Waldo Township  78 
Winterset Township  67 
Total population: 6,970 

Township map of Russell County, 2000
Population:
1870 (156)
1880 (7,351)
1890 (7,333)
1900 (8,489)
1910 (10,800)
1920 (10,748)
1930 (11,045)
1940 (13,464)
1950 (13,406)
1960 (11,348)
1970 (9,428)
1980 (8,868)
1990 (7,835)
2000 (7,370)
2010 (6,970)
Other Resources: Post offices in Russell County
Cemeteries in Russell County, As of 1906
Newspapers Available on Microfilm
Townships and Independent Cities in Russell County
Bibliography
Kansas Memory
Links to Other Sites: Russell County page [Blue Skyways]
Russell County GenWeb
Early Kansas Maps [KanColl]
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