Place:Smith, Kansas, United States

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NameSmith
Alt namesSmithsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates39.833°N 98.75°W
Located inKansas, United States     (1872 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Smith County (standard abbreviation: SM) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. The county's population was 3,853 for the 2010 census. Its county seat is Smith Center. It is named in memory of Maj. J. Nelson Smith, who was part of the 2nd Colorado Cavalry, killed in action at the Battle of Westport on October 21, 1864. The geographic center of the 48 contiguous states is located within the county.

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History

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In 1871, the song Home on the Range was written by Dr. Brewster Higley in a cabin 8 miles north of Athol.

Timeline

Date Event Source
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
1872 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1872 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1872 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1872 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1875 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1891 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
1870 66
1880 13,883
1890 15,613
1900 16,384
1910 15,365
1920 14,985
1930 13,545
1940 10,582
1950 8,846
1960 7,776
1970 6,757
1980 5,947
1990 5,078

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External links

http://skyways.lib.ks.us/genweb/smith/


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