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Kingman County

Community Development

Welcome to Kingman County, Kansas!

Round BalesKingman County is located in South Central Kansas, neighboring Sedgwick, Harper, Pratt and Barber counties. There are approximately 11,000 residents in Kingman County with 23 townships. The largest town and county seat is Kingman. Other cities and communities in the county include: Cunningham, Norwich, Murdock, Nashville, Zenda, Spivey, Belmont, Waterloo, Rago, Cleveland, St. Leo, Willowdale and Pennalosa. There are three school districts which serve this area.

Much of Kingman county is grassland covering red sand. The South Fork of the Ninnescah river winds its way across the north part of the county and the Chikaskia River crosses the southern part. The heart of this county is the huge Byron Walker game preserve and public hunting area along with Kingman State Fishing Lake. Cheney Lake touches the northeastern corner of the county and the state lake is near Calista in the center.

Highway US-54 crosses the heart of Kingman County, going east to Wichita and west to Pratt. K-42 also crosses the county from east to west. Highways K-14 and K-17 go north-south and K-2 cuts across the southeastern corner. Wichita's 21st Street winds around the dam at Cheney Lake, and runs across northern part of the county, joining Mt. Vernon, Varner, and Penalosa.

Kingman County is a diverse area with wheat, corn, soybean, cotton, alfalfa, sorghum and milo production. Beef producers, along with goat, sheep and dairy farms can also be found within the county lines. Oil production, natural gas, and various thriving production companies bolster Kingman County's economy.