Place:Cowley, Kansas, United States

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NameCowley
Alt namesCLsource: Wikipedia
Cowleysource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Huntersource: Family History Library Catalog
Hunter Countysource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS20014509
TypeCounty
Coordinates37.233°N 96.833°W
Located inKansas, United States     (1870 - )
See alsoSedgwick, Kansas, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Sumner, Kansas, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Cowley County (county code CL) is a county located in south-central Kansas, in the Central United States. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 36,311. Its county seat is Winfield and its most populous city is Arkansas City. The Winfield Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Cowley County.

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History

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19th century

For millennia, the land now known as Kansas was inhabited by Native Americans. It was visited by the explorer DeSoto in 1537, In 1803, most of modern Kansas was secured by the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase. In 1854, the Kansas Territory was organized, then in 1861 Kansas became the 34th U.S. state.

Cowley County was officially organized as a county, but reserved for the Osage Indians, by the Kansas Legislature in March 1867, originally named Hunter County for Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter (1809–1887), a Virginia Representative and Senator to Congress and Speaker of the House in the twenty-sixth Congress. In 1870, the county was renamed for Matthew Cowley, First Lieutenant in Company I, 9th Kansas Cavalry, who died at Little Rock, Arkansas, on October 7, 1864. Officially opened for settlement July 15, 1870, there was a lengthy and bitter disagreement between the towns of Winfield and Cresswell (the town now named Arkansas City) over the possession of the county seat of government. Finally settled after two special elections and numerous petitions to the Governor and Legislature, Winfield was determined to be the county seat and a courthouse was constructed in 1873 at a cost of $11,500.

21st century

In 2010, the Keystone-Cushing Pipeline (Phase II) was constructed north to south through Cowley County, with much controversy over tax exemption and environmental concerns (if a leak ever occurs). A pumping station named Rock was built.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1860 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1870 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1870 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1871 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1885 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1860 158
1870 1,175
1880 21,538
1890 34,478
1900 30,156
1910 31,790
1920 35,155
1930 40,903
1940 38,139
1950 36,905
1960 37,861
1970 35,012
1980 36,824
1990 36,915

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External links

www.cowleycounty.org/


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