Place:Ellsworth, Kansas, United States

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NameEllsworth
Alt namesEllsworthsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
EWsource: Wikipedia
TypeCounty
Coordinates38.7°N 98.2°W
Located inKansas, United States     (1867 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Ellsworth County (county code EW) is a county located in Central Kansas, in the Central United States. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 6,497. Its county seat and most populous city is Ellsworth.

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History

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19th century

For millennia, the land now known as Kansas was inhabited by Native Americans. 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.

Ellsworth County was established February 26, 1867. The county was named after the old Fort Ellsworth, which was named in honor of 2nd Lieutenant Allen Ellsworth of the 7th Iowa Cavalry (Company H), who supervised construction of the fort in 1864. On November 17, 1866, the fort was renamed Fort Harker in honor of General Charles Garrison Harker who had died on June 27, 1864, from wounds received in an abortive offensive action in the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. The fort was subsequently moved to a new site about one mile to the northeast, and the old fort's remaining buildings were ordered torn down in June 1867.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1867 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1867 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1867 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1867 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1870 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1884 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1886 Marriage 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
1870 1,185
1880 8,494
1890 9,272
1900 9,626
1910 10,444
1920 10,379
1930 10,132
1940 9,855
1950 8,465
1960 7,677
1970 6,146
1980 6,640
1990 6,586

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External links

http://skyway.lib.ks.us/genweb/ellswort/


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