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REPUBLIC County is the fifth from the east State line in the northern tier of counties; is bounded on the north by the State of Nebraska; on the east by Washington; south by Cloud, and west by Jewell County. It is thirty miles in width from east to west, twenty-four wide, and contains an acreage of 460,800. It is an excellent county for agriculture or stock-raising. About ten per cent of the land is valley or bottom land, and ninety per cent upland. When first settled, about five per cent was forest, but the timber has been cleared away until scarcely three remains. The principal part of the bottom land is along the Republican River, from which stream the county receives its name. On the east side of the river the bluffs, from fifty to seventy-five feet in height, sharply define the division of bottom and upland, but on the west side the change is very gradual in most places, so that there is no waste land; indeed, there is but very little in the county.1

Organized in 1868. County seat Belleville. Received its name from the Republican river, which extends through the county. The river was so called because many years ago the valley of that stream was the seat of the "Pawnee Republic," a designation given to a principal division of the Pawnee Indians, or Panis, as they were originally known.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)

Cemeteries
History - Directories
Description File Size Date Submitter
Republic County Medical Directory 1920 3K Feb 2009 Joy Fisher The Registry
Obituaries
Description File Size Date Submitter
Dittemore, M. D., James Henry 1956 [1] 2K Nov 2005 Albert Scarborough
Dittemore, M. D., James Henry 1956 [2] 2K Nov 2005 Albert Scarborough
Dittemore, James Henry 1956 1K Nov 2005 Albert Scarborough
McDonald, W March 27, 1913 1K Aug 2007 Tricia Teiber
Van Allen, Anthony James March 6, 2004 1K Aug 2007 Oz
Photos - Tombstone
White Rock Cemetery
Description File Size Date Submitter
Slagle, Absolom Image 185K Jan 2007 Diane Sheridan


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