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Gove County is a county located in the state of Kansas. Based on the 2010 census, the county population was 2,695. Gove County was created on March 11, 1868. The county seat is Gove City, and its most populous city is Quinter. The county is named in honor of Grenville L. Gove, Captain in the 11th Regiment Kansas Volunteer Cavalry during the Civil War who died November 7,1864.
The county is named in honor of Grenville L. Gove, Captain in the 11th Regiment Kansas Volunteer Cavalry during the Civil War who died November 7,1864.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Gove County, in the western part of the state, is the third from the west line of the state, the third south from the Nebraska line and the fifth north from Oklahoma. It is bounded on the north by Thomas and Sheridan counties, on the east by Trego, on the south by Lane and Scott, and on the west by Logan county.
Winter wheat, corn, barley and sorghum are the principal field crops. Live-stock raising is profitable.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,072 square miles (2,780 km2), of which 1,072 square miles (2,780 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (0.01%) is water.
county is located in west Kansas. The county is rolling prairie with bluffs and rough lands along the streams. The largest stream is the Smoky Hill river which flows from west to east through the southern part. Two branches of Hackberry creek enter in the northwest and join two other
creeks near the center of the county, forming the larger Hackberry creek which continues in a southeasterly direction. Gypsum, limestone and mineral paint are found in
Bordering counties are as follows:
Grinnell USD 291
Grainfield USD 292
Quinter USD 293