Buffalo County, Kansas Genealogy

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Buffalo County



Buffalo County was established March 20, 1873 and was defunct by March 13, 1881. Kansas Historical Society


Commencing where the north line of township 20 south intersects the line of range 27 west, thence south along range line to its intersection with the north line of township 24 south; thence west along township line to where it intersects the east line of range 31 west; thence north along range line to where it intersects the north line of township 20 south; thence east to the place of beginning. Kansas Historical Society

Origin of Name

Named for the American bison, the largest mammal native to North America, which roamed in vast herds through the region. Kansas Historical Society


In 1881, the northern tier of townships was removed from Buffalo County and added to Lane County; the remainder was made part of newly-created Gray County, and later was taken to form part of Finney County . Buffalo County was never organized. Kansas Historical Society


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