Finney County, Kansas

related topics
{county, mile, population}
{township, household, population}
{household, population, female}
{city, population, household}
{area, part, region}
{area, community, home}
{language, word, form}
{style, bgcolor, rowspan}

Finney County (county code FI) is a county located in Southwest Kansas, in the Central United States. The population was estimated to be 40,998 in the year 2008.[1] Its county seat and most populous city is Garden City.[2]

The Garden City Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Finney County.



Finney County began about 1880 as Buffalo County and Sequoyah County, named after Sequoyah, the Cherokee Indian responsible for the development of the Cherokee alphabet. The two counties were renamed Finney County in honor of then Lieutenant Governor David Wesley Finney. The county grew to the current shape after Garfield County was annexed to it in 1893. The northeast block, separate from the otherwise rectangular area, represents what at one time was Garfield County, which is now occupied partially by the Garfield Township.[3]

Charles "Buffalo" Jones, a co-founder of Garden City, was the first member of the Kansas House of Representatives from Finney County. He was known for his efforts to preserve the buffalo from extinction.[4]

Full article ▸

related documents
Ellsworth County, Kansas
Decatur County, Kansas
Butler County, Kansas
Labette County, Kansas
Clay County, Kansas
Atchison County, Kansas
Harvey County, Kansas
Bourbon County, Kansas
Cheboygan County, Michigan
Brown County, Kansas
Cloud County, Kansas
Graham County, Kansas
Leavenworth County, Kansas
Osceola County, Michigan
Manistee County, Michigan
Barton County, Kansas
Missaukee County, Michigan
Ellis County, Kansas
Linn County, Kansas
Iosco County, Michigan
Ottawa County, Michigan
Cowley County, Kansas
Osage County, Kansas
Jackson County, Kansas
Montcalm County, Michigan
Jackson County, Michigan
Crawford County, Kansas
Ionia County, Michigan
Monroe County, Michigan
Mecosta County, Michigan