Morton County, Kansas

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Morton County (standard abbreviation: MT) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population was 3,496. The largest city and county seat is Elkhart.

Until recently, Morton County was the only Kansas county in the media market of Amarillo, Texas. In early 2007, the Federal Communications Commission moved Morton into the Wichita market, along with the rest of western Kansas.

Morton County was named for Oliver Morton, who was a United States Senator from Indiana from 1867 to 1877.[1]

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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, Morton County has remained a prohibition, or "dry", county.[2]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 730 square miles (1,891 km²), of which, 730 square miles (1,890 km²) of it is land and 0 square miles (0 km²) of it (0.00%) is water.

Adjacent counties

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