Sumner County, Kansas

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Sumner County (standard abbreviation: SU) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population was 25,946. Its county seat is Wellington.[1]

Sumner County is part of the Wichita, Kansas Metropolitan Statistical Area.

It was named in honor of a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, Charles Sumner (1811–1874), who was a strong advocate of Kansas becoming a free state.

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Law and government

Following amendment to the Kansas Constitution in 1986, the county remained a prohibition, or "dry", county until 1992, when voters approved the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with a 30% food sales requirement.[2]

The chance for a casino in Sumner County is on again, but the possibility of a Wyandotte tribe casino in nearby Sedgwick County has raised some questions.[3]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,185 square miles (3,069 km²), of which, 1,182 square miles (3,061 km²) of it is land and 3 square miles (8 km²) of it (0.25%) is water.

Adjacent counties

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