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Sedgwick County, Kansas

Date Established: February 26, 1867
Date Organized:
Location: Kansas map showing location of Sedgwick  County
County Seat: Wichita
Origin of Name: In memory of Maj. Gen. John Sedgwick (1813-1864). A career soldier, Sedgwick fought in the Seminole and Mexican Wars and served in territorial Kansas, on the Mormon Expedition, and in several frontier Indian campaigns. While commanding 6th Corps in the Army of the Potomac, he was killed by a Confederate sharpshooter at Spotsylvania on 9 May 1864, shortly after assuring his troops that the rebels "couldn't hit an elephant at this distance."
Cities & Townships
PlacePopulation (2010 census)
Afton Township  1,531 
Attica Township  6,725 
Bel Aire (city)  6,769 
Delano Township  11 
Eagle Township  1,205 
Erie Township  100 
Garden Plain Township  1,838 
Grand River Township  603 
Grant Township  4,973 
Greeley Township  1,035 
Gypsum Township  7,379 
Illinois Township  1,860 
Kechi Township  9,027 
Lincoln Township  523 
Minneha Township  3,417 
Morton Township  2,667 
Ninnescah Township  3,231 
Ohio Township  1,980 
Park Township  4,615 
Payne Township  937 
Riverside Township  13,615 
Rockford Township  22,784 
Salem Township  9,486 
Sherman Township  1,716 
Union Township  2,410 
Valley Center Township  4,356 
Viola Township  479 
Waco Township  725 
Wichita (city)  382,368 
Wichita Township  (Defunct)  
Total population: 498,365 

Township map of Sedgwick  County, 2000
Population:
1870 (1,095)
1880 (18,753)
1890 (43,626)
1900 (44,037)
1910 (73,095)
1920 (92,234)
1930 (136,330)
1940 (143,311)
1950 (222,290)
1960 (343,231)
1970 (350,694)
1980 (366,531)
1990 (403,662)
2000 (452,869)
2010 (498,365)
Other Resources: Post offices in Sedgwick County
Cemeteries in Sedgwick County, As of 1906
Newspapers Available on Microfilm
Townships and Independent Cities in Sedgwick County
Bibliography
Kansas Memory
Links to Other Sites: Sedgwick County page [Blue Skyways]
Sedgwick County GenWeb
Early Kansas Maps [KanColl]
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