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Kansas County Abbreviations


                               Date    Former       Former
                               County  County       County
ID County       County Seat    Created              Seat

AL Allen        Iola             1855   original 
AN Anderson     Garnett          1855   original 
AT Atchison     Atchison         1855   original 
BA Barber       Medicine Lodge   1867   Harper
BT Barton       Great Bend       1867   Ellsworth
BB Bourbon      Fort Scott       1855   original 
BR Brown        Hiawatha         1855   original
BU Butler       El Dorado        1855   Irving       Towanda
CS Chase        Cottonwood Falls 1859   Butler  
CQ Chautauqua   Sedan            1875   Howard       Elk Falls, Boston
CK Cherokee     Columbus         1855   McGee  
CN Cheyenne     St. Francis      1875  
CA Clark        Ashland          1885   Ford
CY Clay         Clay Center      1857   original
CD Cloud        Concordia        1860   Shirley 
CF Coffey       Burlington       1855   original
CM Comanche     Coldwater        1867   Kiowa
CL Cowley       Winfield         1867   Hunter  
CR Crawford     Girard           1867   Bourbon
DC Decatur      Oberlin          1873   Norton
DK Dickinson    Abilene          1855   original
DP Doniphan     Troy             1855   original 
DG Douglas      Lawrence         1855   original
ED Edwards      Kinsley          1874   Kiowa
EK Elk          Howard           1875   Howard       Elk Falls, Boston
EL Ellis        Hays             1867  
EW Ellsworth    Ellsworth        1867   Saline
FI Finney       Garden City      1883   Sequoyah
FO Ford         Dodge City       1873  
FR Franklin     Ottawa           1855   original     Ohio City
GE Geary        Junction City    1855   Davis
GO Gove         Gove             1868  
GH Graham       Hill City        1867   Rooks
GT Grant        Ulysses          1873  
GY Gray         Cimarron         1887  
GL Greeley      Tribune          1873   Hamilton
GW Greenwood    Eureka           1855   Madison      Columbia
HM Hamilton     Syracuse         1873  
HP Harper       Anthony          1867   Kingman
HV Harvey       Newton           1872  
HS Haskell      Sublette         1887   Finney
HG Hodgeman     Jetmore          1879  
JA Jackson      Holton           1855   Calhoun
JF Jefferson    Oskaloosa        1855   original
JW Jewell       Mankato          1867   Mitchell
JO Johnson      Olathe           1855   original 
KE Kearny       Lakin            1873   Finney
KM Kingman      Kingman          1886  
KW Kiowa        Greensburg       1886  
LB Labette      Oswego           1867   Neosho
LE Lane         Dighton          1877   Finney
LV Leavenworth  Leavenworth      1855   original 
LC Lincoln      Lincoln          1867   Ellsworth
LN Linn         Mound City       1855   original 
LG Logan        Oakley           1881   St. John
LY Lyon         Emporia          1857   Breckenridge 
MN Marion       Marion           1855   Chase
MS Marshall     Marysville       1855   original 
MP McPherson    McPherson        1867  
ME Meade        Meade            1885  
MI Miami        Paola            1855   Lykins  
MC Mitchell     Beloit           1867  
MG Montgomery   Independence     1867   Labette
MR Morris       Council Grove    1855   Wise
MT Morton       Elkhart          1881   Stanton
NM Nemaha       Seneca           1855   original 
NO Neosho       Erie             1855   Dorn
NS Ness         Ness City        1867   Hodgeman
NT Norton       Norton           1867   Billings
OS Osage        Lyndon           1855   Weller  
OB Osborne      Osborne          1867   Mitchell
OT Ottawa       Minneapolis      1860   Saline
PN Pawnee       Larned           1867  
PL Phillips     Phillipsburg     1867  
PT Pottawatomie Westmoreland     1857  
PR Pratt        Pratt            1867   Stafford
RA Rawlins      Atwood           1873  
RN Reno         Hutchinson       1867  
RP Republic     Belleville       1860   
RC Rice         Lyons            1867   Peketon      Beach Valley
RL Riley        Manhattan        1855  
RO Rooks        Stockton         1867  
RH Rush         La Crosse        1867  
RS Russell      Russell          1867   Ellsworth
SA Saline       Salina           1860   original
SC Scott        Scott City       1873   Finney
SG Sedgwick     Wichita          1867   Butler
SW Seward       Liberal          1855   Godfrey
SN Shawnee      Topeka           1855   original 
SD Sheridan     Hoxie            1873  
SH Sherman      Goodland         1873  
SM Smith        Smith Center     1867  
SF Stafford     St. John         1867  
ST Stanton      Johnson          1873  
SV Stevens      Hugoton          1873  
SU Sumner       Wellington       1867   Cowley
TH Thomas       Colby            1873  
TR Trego        WaKeeney         1867   Ellis
WB Wabaunsee    Alma             1855   Richardson
WA Wallace      Sharon Springs   1868   
WS Washington   Washington       1855   original 
WH Wichita      Leoti            1873  
WL Wilson       Fredonia         1855   original
WO Woodson      Yates Center     1855   original
WY Wyandotte    Kansas City      1859   original

SOURCES:

Everton, George B. The Handy Book for Genealogists. Sixth Edition. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc. 1971

Kansas Annual Report. Leavenworth: State Agricultural Assn. 1864

Official Kansas Transportation Map. 1991-1992

Rydjord, John. Kansas Place-Names. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. 1972


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