Haskell County, Kansas

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Haskell County (county code HS) is a county located in Southwest Kansas, in the Central United States. The population was estimated to be 4,171 in the year 2006.[1] Its county seat and most populous city is Sublette.[2]

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Law and government

Although the Kansas Constitution was amended in 1986 to allow the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with the approval of voters, Haskell County has remained a prohibition, or "dry", county.[3]

History

Scholar John Barry has proposed that Haskell County was the location of the first outbreak of the Spanish flu of 1918, which may have killed as many as 100,000,000 people.[4]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 578 square miles (1,497.0 km2), of which 577 square miles (1,494.4 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2), or 0.06%, is water.[5]

Adjacent counties

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