Graham County, Kansas

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Graham County (county code GH) is a county located in northwest Kansas, in the Central United States. The population was estimated to be 2,677 in the year 2006.[1] Its county seat and most populous city is Hill City.[2]

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History

Graham County was organized in 1880 & named after Captain John L. Graham, a Union soldier killed in action at the Battle of Chickamauga in Tennessee on September 19, 1863.

Law and government

Following amendment to the Kansas Constitution in 1986, Graham County remained a prohibition, or "dry", county until 1992, when voters approved the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink without a food sales requirement.[3]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 899 square miles (2,328.4 km2), of which 898 square miles (2,325.8 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2), or 0.04%, is water.[4] Graham County roughly contains 3600 quarter sections, and is the fourth county east of Colorado line and the second county south of the Nebraska line. The 100th meridian west passes nearly through its center. The average elevation in the county is 2700 feet above sea level.

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