Harvey County, Kansas

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Harvey County (county code HV) is a county located in South Central Kansas, in the Central United States. The population was estimated to be 33,643 in the year 2006.[1] Its county seat and most populous city is Newton.[2] The county is a part of the Wichita (Kansas) Metropolitan Statistical Area which also includes Butler, Sedgwick, and Sumner counties. The county is named in honor of Governor James M. Harvey. The FIPS place code for the county is 020079.


Law and government

Following amendment to the Kansas Constitution in 1986, the county remained a prohibition, or "dry", county until 1996, 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 540 square miles (1,398.6 km2), of which 539 square miles (1,396.0 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2), or 0.22%, is water.[4] The Little Arkansas River flows through the county.

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