Meade County's Changing Boundaries
|Kansas counties formed by
||Kansas counties formed by 1871
|1845: With the annexation of
Texas the area now known as Meade County became a part of
the United States.
1850: Under the Omnibus Bill f 1850, it
was ceded by Texas to the General Government, and became a
part of Kansas under the Organic Act of 1854.
1865: The Kansas Legislature fixed the boundaries of
Marion County to include the present territory of Meade
County. In June of the same year Marion County was organized
and its boundaries changed, excluding this territory, which
remained unorganized and unattached until...
1873: The Kansas Legislature created Meade County named
in honor of Gen. George Gordon Meade. At this time the east
boundary was the east edge of range 27, making it more
narrow than it is today.
SW Kansas -
1885 to Present
|1881: Meade County was
attached to Ford County for judicial purposes until Meade
County could be organized.
1883: The Kansas Legislature
dissolved Meade County, attaching that part lying east of
the east line of range twenty-nine to Ford County, and that
part lying west of the east line of range twenty-nine to
1885: The Legislature again established Meade County with
its current boundaries. At this time we were attached to
Comanche County for judicial purposes, to which we remained
attached until the formal organization of the county.
Proclamation of organization was issued November 4, 1885,
and Meade Center was designated the temporary county seat.
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