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Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Ellis County, Kansas.

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Ellis County was founded on February 26, 1867. It is named for George Ellis, first lieutenant of the Twelfth Kansas Infantry. Ellis County is the official German Capital of Kansas. German immigrants settled in Hays, Ellis, Victoria, and nearby villages in the 1870s and 1880s. In 1942, the Walker Army Airfield was built northwest of Walker. Thousands were stationed at the airfield for training of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress during World War II. Over the years, the airfield was abandoned and most of it razed.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns, Townships & Communities

  • Antonino
  • Big Creek
  • Buckeye
  • Catharine
  • Catherine
  • Ellis
  • Emmeram
  • Freedom
  • Hays
  • Herzog
  • Hog Back
  • Lookout
  • Munjor
  • Pfeifer
  • Rome
  • Schoenchen
  • Smoky Hill City
  • Stockrange
  • Toulon
  • Turkville
  • Victoria
  • Walker
  • Wheatland
  • Yocemento



Fort Hays (AKA Fort Fletcher)

National Register of Historic Places

Genealogy Trails

KS Gen Web


Ellis County Historical Society

Legends of Kansas