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TREGO County is in the western part of Kansas, and is included in what was once known as the Great American Desert. It is located in the fourth tier of counties from the west line of the State, and in the third tier from the north line, and is about 315 miles west from Kansas City, or the eastern boundary line of the State. The county being thirty miles square, contains 570,000 acres or 900 square miles. It is bounded on the north by Graham County, on the south by Ness, on the east by Ellis, and on the west by Gove County.1

Organized in 1879. County Seat, WaKeeney. Named in memory of Edward P. Trego, Captain of Company H, Eighth Kansas Infantry, killed September 19, 1863 at Chickamauga, Tenn.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
Trego County Medical Directory 1920 2K Feb 2009 Joy Fisher The Registry
Military Records
Description File Size Submitter Date
1883 List of Pensioners on the Roll 6 kb Robert Tawney Dec 97

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