Bourbon County, Kansas

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Bourbon County (county code BB) is a county located in Southeast Kansas, in the Central United States. The population was 15,379 at the 2000 census, and it was estimated to be 14,950 in the year 2006.[1] Its county seat and most populous city is Fort Scott.[2]


Law and government

Following amendment to the Kansas Constitution in 1986, the county remained a prohibition, or "dry", county until 1992, when voters approved the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with a 30% food sales requirement.[3]


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 639 square miles (1,655.0 km2), of which 637 square miles (1,649.8 km2) is land and 2 square miles (5.2 km2), or 0.27%, is water.[4]

Adjacent counties

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