Harper County, Kansas

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Harper County (county code HP) is a county located in South Central Kansas, in the Central United States. The population was estimated to be 5,952 in the year 2006.[1] Its county seat and most populous city is Anthony.[2] Harper County was named for Sergeant Marion Harper of the Second Kansas Cavalry, who died of wounds suffered near Waldron, AR, in December, 1863.[3]

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Law and government

Following amendment to the Kansas Constitution in 1986, Harper County remained a prohibition, or "dry", county until 2006, when voters approved the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with a 30% food sales requirement.[4]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 803 square miles (2,079.8 km2), of which 801 square miles (2,074.6 km2) is land and 2 square miles (5.2 km2), or 0.19%, is water.[5]

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