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Jefferson County, Kansas

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In 1855, Jefferson County was established, and was named for President Thomas Jefferson. Settlement of the county was slowed by events prior to and during the Civil War, but the present day unincorporated community of Thompsonville was the first established in 1851 by Mormon settlers who initially refused to accompany the main group led by Brigham Young to the Salt Lake Valley. The settlement was first abandoned due to the violence resulting from the border wars, but was re-established when the Civil War ended.

Adjacent Counties


  • McLouth
  • Meriden
  • Nortonville
  • Oskaloosa
  • Ozawkie
  • Perry
  • Valley Falls (County Seat)
  • Winchester

Other Townships & Communities: Boyle, Buck Creek, Delaware, Dunavant, Fairview, Grantville, Half Mound, Indian Ridge, Jefferson, Kaw, Kentucky, Lake Shore, Medina, Mooney Creek, Newman, Norton, Rock Creek, Sarcoxie, Thompsonville, Union, West Shore and Williamstown



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Buck Creek School

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