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Seward County, Kansas

Date Established: March 20, 1873
Date Organized:
Location: Kansas map showing location of Seward County
County Seat: Liberal
Origin of Name: Named for William H. Seward (1801-1872), senator from New York and a leader of the anti-slavery wing of the Whig Party. Joining the Republican Party in 1855, he served as Secretary of State under Lincoln and Johnson, and arranged to purchase Alaska ("Seward's Folly") from Russia.
Cities & Townships
PlacePopulation (2010 census)
Fargo Township  1,563 
Liberal (city)  20,525 
Liberal Township  548 
Morris Township  (Defunct)  
Seward Township  316 
Total population: 22,952 

Township map of Seward County, 2000
Population:
1880 (5)
1890 (1,503)
1900 (822)
1910 (4,091)
1920 (6,220)
1930 (8,075)
1940 (6,540)
1950 (9,972)
1960 (15,930)
1970 (15,744)
1980 (17,071)
1990 (18,743)
2000 (22,510)
2010 (22,952)
Other Resources: Post offices in Seward County
Cemeteries in Seward County, As of 1906
Newspapers Available on Microfilm
Townships and Independent Cities in Seward County
Bibliography
Kansas Memory
Links to Other Sites: Seward County page [Blue Skyways]
Seward County GenWeb
Early Kansas Maps [KanColl]
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