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Kearny County, Kansas

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The original Kearney County was established on March 6, 1873 and was dissolved in 1883. It was reestablished with its original borders in 1887, and organized on March 27, 1888. The county is named in honor of Philip Kearny, a U.S. Army officer in the Mexican–American War and a Union army general in the American Civil War.

Santa Fe Trail-Kearny County Segment 1 is a historic site in Kearny County, Kansas which preserves a segment of the historic Santa Fe Trail. It is also known as Charlie's Ruts or Bentrup's Ruts.

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Townships

  • Deerfield
  • East Hibbard
  • Hartland
  • Kendall
  • Lakin (County Seat)
  • Southside
  • West Hibbard



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Kearny County Museum