Lyon County, Kansas

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Lyon County (standard abbreviation: LY) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. The county was named for General Nathaniel Lyon, who was killed at the Battle of Wilson's Creek in the Civil War. As of 2000, the population was 35,935. Emporia is the largest city and county seat.

Lyon County is part of the Emporia Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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Law and government

Lyon County was a prohibition, or "dry", county until the Kansas Constitution was amended in 1986 and voters approved the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with a 30% food sales requirement. The food sales requirement was removed with voter approval in 1992.[1]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 855 square miles (2,215 km²), of which, 851 square miles (2,204 km²) of it is land and 4 square miles (11 km²) of it (0.50%) is water.

Adjacent counties

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