Ellsworth County, Kansas

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Ellsworth County (county code EW) is a county located in Central Kansas, in the Central United States. The population was estimated to be 6,332 in the year 2006.[1] Its county seat and most populous city is Ellsworth.[2]

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History

Ellsworth County was established February 26, 1867. The county was named after the old Fort Ellsworth, which was named in honor of 2nd Lieutenant Allen Ellsworth of the 7th Iowa Cavalry (Company H), who supervised construction of the fort in 1864. On November 17, 1866, the fort was renamed Fort Harker in honor of General Charles Garrison Harker who had died on June 27, 1864, from wounds received in an abortive offensive action in the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. The fort was subsequently moved to a new site about one mile to the northeast, and the old fort's remaining buildings were ordered torn down in June 1867.

Law and government

Ellsworth 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.[3]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 723 square miles (1,872.6 km2), of which 716 square miles (1,854.4 km2) is land and 8 square miles (20.7 km2), or 1.04%, is water.[4]

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