Welcome to Cherokee County, Kansas 

Welcome to Cherokee County, Kansas, home to over 20,000 Kansans. Organized in 1866, the 590 square miles of our county call the city of Columbus our County Seat.

Cherokee county mapFirst named McGee in 1855, for E. McGee of Missouri, who was a member of the Territorial Legislature, the county was renamed Cherokee in 1866 from the fact that a large portion of the "Cherokee neutral lands," reservation of that tribe of Indians, was included in the geographical area of the county.


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2023-2027 NRP Application HERE


2024 Election Dates as follows:

Primary Election August 6, 2024

General Election November 5, 2024



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