Ness County, Kansas

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Ness County (standard abbreviation: NS) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of 2000, the population was 3,454. The largest city and county seat is Ness City. Ness County was named for Corporal Noah V. Ness of the Seventh Kansas Cavalry. Ness died of wounds suffered at the Battle of Abbeyville in Mississippi in August 1864.[1]

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Law and government

Following amendment to the Kansas Constitution in 1986, the county remained a prohibition, or "dry", county until 2004, when voters approved the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with a 30% food sales requirement.[2]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,075 square miles (2,784 km²), of which, 1,075 square miles (2,784 km²) of it is land and 0 square miles (1 km²) of it (0.02%) is water.

Adjacent counties


See also: List of counties bordering eight counties

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