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Thomas County, Kansas

Date Established: March 20, 1873
Date Organized: October 08, 1885
Location: Kansas map showing location of Thomas County
County Seat: Colby
Origin of Name: Named for Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas (1816-1870), called the 'Rock of Chickamauga' for his defense of that Georgia city in 1863.
Cities & Townships
PlacePopulation (2010 census)
Barrett Township  95 
Colby (city)  5,387 
East Hale Township  115 
Kingery Township  87 
Lacey Township  121 
Menlo Township  95 
Morgan Township  662 
North Randall Township  85 
Randall Township  (Defunct)  
Rovohl Township  132 
Smith Township  278 
South Randall Township  236 
Summers Township  189 
Wendell Township  57 
West Hale Township  361 
Total population: 7,900 

Township map of Thomas County, 2000
Population:
1880 (161)
1890 (5,538)
1900 (4,112)
1910 (5,455)
1920 (5,517)
1930 (7,334)
1940 (6,425)
1950 (7,572)
1960 (7,358)
1970 (7,501)
1980 (8,451)
1990 (8,258)
2000 (8,180)
2010 (7,900)
Other Resources: Post offices in Thomas County
Cemeteries in Thomas County, As of 1906
Newspapers Available on Microfilm
Townships and Independent Cities in Thomas County
Bibliography
Kansas Memory
Links to Other Sites: Thomas County page [Blue Skyways]
Thomas County GenWeb
Early Kansas Maps [KanColl]
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