Cherokee County, Kansas

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Cherokee County (county code CK) is a county located in Southeast Kansas, in the Central United States. The population was estimated to be 21,451 in the year 2006.[1] Its county seat is Columbus,[2] and its most populous city is Baxter Springs. The communities of Baxter Springs, Columbus, Galena, and Riverton are located in the Ozarks of Kansas.

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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, Cherokee County has remained a prohibition, or "dry", county.[3]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 591 square miles (1,530.7 km2), of which 587 square miles (1,520.3 km2) is land and 4 square miles (10.4 km2) (0.65%), is water.[4]

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