Russell County, Kansas

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Russell County (standard abbreviation: RS) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population was 7,370. The largest city and county seat is Russell.

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Law and government

Russell 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.[1]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 899 square miles (2,328 km²), of which, 885 square miles (2,291 km²) of it is land and 14 square miles (37 km²) of it (1.59%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Highways

The city of Russell is the junction of Interstate 70, a major east-west highway through the Midwestern United States, and U.S. Route 281, which begins at the United States-Canadian border in North Dakota and ends at the U.S.-Mexican border in Texas. I-70 also runs through Gorham on the western end of the county and Dorrance on the eastern end. Hays is 30 miles (48 km) west of Russell and Salina is 67 miles (108 km) east of Russell.

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