Ford County, Kansas

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Ford County (county code FO) is a county located in southwest Kansas, in the Central United States. In 2006, the county's population was estimated to be 33,783.[1] Its county seat and most populous city is Dodge City.[2] The county is named in honor of Colonel James Hobart Ford. For a brief time during the American Civil War he served as a brevet Major General. Ford was in charge of the construction of Fort Dodge, Kansas, after the Civil War.

The Dodge City Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Ford County.


Law and government

Ford 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]


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,099 square miles (2,846.4 km2), of which 1,098 square miles (2,843.8 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2), or 0.07%, is water.[4]

Adjacent counties

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