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  • Capital: Topeka


  • Largest city: Wichita


  • Highest point: Mount Sunflower, 4,041 ft (1232 m)


  • Lowest point: Verdigris River at Oklahoma border, 679 ft (207 m)


  • Admission to Union: January 29, 1861 (34th)

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Kansas State Information

  • The geographic center of the 48 contiguous states is located in Smith County near Lebanon, KS


  • Kansas has not elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate since 1932


  • The Wizard of Oz Museum in Wamego features Dorothy's House


  • Kansas was secured by the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase


  • There are no franchises of the four major professional sports within the state


  • If two trains meet on the same track, neither shall proceed until the other has passed.


  • Hitting a vending machine that stole your money is illegal.


  • A state law in Kansas prevents screeching your tires. And there are local ordinances to back this law up. For example, in Derby, it is illegal to accelerate your car, or turn a corner in such a way that it causes your car tires to screech. The penalty is a fine up to $500 and/or imprisonment up to 30 days. Source: CNBC


Kansas Points of Interest

Kansas Points of Interest

Points of Interest of Kansas, Things To Do, Places To Go, People To Meet

Kansas State Counties

105 Counties in Kansas

  1. Allen County


  2. Anderson County


  3. Atchison County


  4. Barber County


  5. Barton County


  6. Bourbon County


  7. Brown County


  8. Butler County


  9. Chase County


  10. Chautauqua County


  11. Cherokee County


  12. Cheyenne County


  13. Clark County


  14. Clay County


  15. Cloud County


  16. Coffey County


  17. Comanche County


  18. Cowley County


  19. Crawford County


  20. Decatur County


  21. Dickinson County


  22. Doniphan County


  23. Douglas County


  24. Edwards County


  25. Elk County


  26. Ellis County


  27. Ellsworth County


  28. Finney County


  29. Ford County


  30. Franklin County


  31. Geary County


  32. Gove County


  33. Graham County


  34. Grant County


  35. Gray County


  36. Greeley County


  37. Greenwood County


  38. Hamilton County


  39. Harper County


  40. Harvey County


  41. Haskell County


  42. Hodgeman County


  43. Jackson County


  44. Jefferson County


  45. Jewell County


  46. Johnson County


  47. Kearny County


  48. Kingman County


  49. Kiowa County


  50. Labette County


  51. Lane County


  52. Leavenworth County


  53. Lincoln County


  54. Linn County


  55. Logan County


  56. Lyon County


  57. Marion County


  58. Marshall County


  59. McPherson County


  60. Meade County


  61. Miami County


  62. Mitchell County


  63. Montgomery County


  64. Morris County


  65. Morton County


  66. Nemaha County


  67. Neosho County


  68. Ness County


  69. Norton County


  70. Osage County


  71. Osborne County


  72. Ottawa County


  73. Pawnee County


  74. Phillips County


  75. Pottawatomie County


  76. Pratt County


  77. Rawlins County


  78. Reno County


  79. Republic County


  80. Rice County


  81. Riley County


  82. Rooks County


  83. Rush County


  84. Russell County


  85. Saline County


  86. Scott County


  87. Sedgwick County


  88. Seward County


  89. Shawnee County


  90. Sheridan County


  91. Sherman County


  92. Smith County


  93. Stafford County


  94. Stanton County


  95. Stevens County


  96. Sumner County


  97. Thomas County


  98. Trego County


  99. Wabaunsee County


  100. Wallace County


  101. Washington County


  102. Wichita County


  103. Wilson County


  104. Woodson County


  105. Wyandotte County






Our Story

  • Kansas is located in the Midwest region of the U.S. and is well known for it's vicious weather, particularly the many tornadoes that touch down in the state each year. The state was named after the Kansas River which runs through the state, and that was in turn named by the Kansa tribe which was a Native American tribe.


  • In early times far before the U.S. Existed, the region known as Kansas today was inhabited by many diverse Native American Tribes. The eastern part of this region was home to tribes who typically lived in villages which were constructed along the river valleys. In the western part of the region, tribes we semi-nomadic and were known to hunt bison. Kansas however was first settled by European Americans during the 1830s. During the 1850's things began to intensify during the wars over slavery. Kansas was officially opened for settlement by the government of the United States in 1854, and at that time pro-slavery settlers from the nearby state of Missouri immediately rushed into the region to dictate if Kansas would become a free or slave state. This made the region a hot point for violence during its early days when these forces collided and gave Kansas the nickname “Bleeding Kansas”. Eventually, Kansas became a free state and entered the union. When the Civil War was over the states population began to rapidly climb as immigrants began to come in waves and transformed the prairie into farm territory.


  • Today, the state of Kansas is one of the top state in terms of agricultural productivity. High amounts of wheat, sunflowers, and sorghum and harvested in the state each year. Kansas is the ranked as the 15th most extensive state and is also the 33rd ranked state in terms of population. The state capital is Wichita and the state covers an area of roughly 82,282 square miles of land. The state nickname is the “Sunflower State” while the state song is “Home on the Range”. The state bird is the Western Meadowlark, the state animal is the Buffalo, the state flower is the Sunflower, and the state tree is the Cottonwood tree. Overall Kansas is one of the backbone states in the U.S. when it comes to agriculture, and it continues to contribute a large percentage of its land area to further help the countries agricultural system.


  • Historically, the area was home to large numbers of nomadic Native Americans who hunted bison. It was first settled by European Americans in the 1830s


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