Rawlins County, Kansas

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Rawlins County (standard abbreviation: RA) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population was 2,966. The largest city and county seat is Atwood. It was named after Union Civil War General John Aaron Rawlins.

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Law and government

Following amendment to the Kansas Constitution in 1986, the county remained a prohibition, or "dry", county until 2002, when voters approved the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with a 30% food sales requirement.[1]

Politics

The county is part of the highly Republican Kansas's 1st congressional district. It has favored the Republican candidate for President in each of the last eighteen elections. The last Democrat to carry the county was Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936.[2] In the last five Presidential elections the Democratic candidate has never received more than 21% of the county's vote.[3]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,070 square miles (2,771 km²), of which, 1,070 square miles (2,770 km²) of it is land and 0 square miles (0 km²) of it (0.01%) is water.

Adjacent counties

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