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Rawlins County, the westernmost of the late organized counties of Kansas, is in the northern tier of counties, the twelfth one from the Missouri River, the second one from Colorado. It was named after Gen. John A. Rawlins, who went into the cabinet of Gen. Grant as Secretary of War March 11, 1869, and died September 6, 1879, while holding the office. Its area is 1,080 square miles; it embraces Towns 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, and Ranges 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 and 36.

Organized in 1881. County seat Atwood. Named in memory of Gen. John A. Rawlins, who was a staff officer of General Grant, and went into his cabinet, when elected President, as Secretary of War.2

1. William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas
published in 1883 by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, IL.
2. History of Kansas, Noble Prentis, (Winfield: E.P. Greer. 1899)

History - Directories
Description File Size Date Submitter
Rawlins County Medical Directory 1920 2K Feb 2009 Joy Fisher The Registry
Military Records
File Description File Size Date Submitter
Rawlins County, KS 1883 List of Pensioners on the Roll 2 kb Dec 1997 Nancy Lohbrunner
File Description File Size Date Submitter
Maley, Mary E. January 6, 2005 1K Aug 2007 Oz
Roesch, Katie - Baker, Frank H. February 22, 1915 1K Sep 2007 Jim Laird
Photos of Places
File Description File Size Date Submitter
Herndon, Kansas Image 165K Feb 2011 Charles Price

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