Wallace County, Kansas

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Wallace County (standard abbreviation: WA) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population was 1,749. It has the second lowest population of any county in Kansas. Greeley County has the lowest. Its county seat is Sharon Springs.[1] It was created in 1868 and named in honor of Brigadier general W.H.L. Wallace who was a veteran of the Mexican-American War and a casualty of the Battle of Shiloh.

Wallace County is home to Mount Sunflower, the highest point in Kansas at 4,039 feet (1,231 meters). Mount Sunflower is located approximately 15 miles north-northwest of Weskan, less than one mile from the Colorado state line.

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

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 914 square miles (2,367 km²), of which, 914 square miles (2,367 km²) of it is land and 0 square miles (0 km²) of it (0.01%) is water.

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