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Barton County, Kansas

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Barton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 27,674. Its county seat and most populous city is Great Bend. The county is named in honor of Clara Barton, responsible for the founding of the American Red Cross.

Pawnee Rock, the location of the meeting place for the American Indian tribes of the Comanche, Kiowa, Arapaho and Cheyenne, is located in the county. This is where they held their councils for war and peace. It was also a lookout for the Santa Fe Trail and was considered the most dangerous place on the trail for Indian encounters. The Plains Indians would keep watch for settlers and then ambush them. Much of Pawnee Rock was destroyed when the railroads came through in the 1870's. What is left is now a State Historic Site.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns & Communities

  • Albert
  • Albion Township
  • Beaver
  • Buffalo Township
  • Boyd
  • Cheyenne Township
  • Claflin
  • Clarence Township
  • Cleveland Township
  • Comanche Township
  • Dartmouth
  • Dent Spur
  • Dubuque
  • Dundee
  • Ellinwood
  • Eureka Township
  • Fairview Township
  • Farhman
  • Galatia
  • Grant Township
  • Great Bend
  • Heizer
  • Hitschmann
  • Hoisington
  • Independent Township
  • Lakin Township
  • Liberty Township
  • Logan Township
  • Millard
  • North Homestead Township
  • Odin
  • Olmitz
  • Pawnee Rock
  • Redwing
  • South Bend Township
  • South Hoisington
  • South Homestead Township
  • Stickney
  • Susank
  • Union Township
  • Walnut Township
  • Wheatland Township

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Pawnee Rock Monument