Marshall County, Kansas

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Marshall County (standard abbreviation: MS) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population was 10,965. The largest city and county seat is Marysville.

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History

On May 30, 1879, the "Irving, Kansas Tornado" passed through Marshall county. This tornado measured F4 on the Fujita scale and had a damage path 800 yards (730 m) wide and 100 miles (160 km) long. Eighteen people were killed and sixty were injured.

Law and government

Marshall 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.[1]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 904 square miles (2,342 km²), of which, 903 square miles (2,338 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (5 km²) of it (0.20%) is water.

Adjacent counties

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