Crawford County, KS

County in Southeast KS

Crawford County, county seat Girard, was created by act of the legislature of 1867, out of the northern half of
Cherokee. Prior to that year, Cherokee reached north to Bourbon. It was named in honor of Samuel J. Crawford, elected Governor in 1864, serving nearly four years. The Legislator named the county in obedience to a resolution passed at a convention held to petition for its organization. Governor Crawford resigned in October 1868 to become Colonel of the 19th Kansas Cavalry, specially raised for the Indian War of 1868-69. He served as Captain in the 2nd Kansas Infantry and was Colonel of the 2nd Kansas Regiment Colored Volunteer Infantry during the war for the Union.

Sponsors of Crawford County, KS

Since the founding of our communities, organizations, businesses and citizens have stepped forward to build and serve their community. Click on any of the logos below to learn about those who made this website possible! If you would like to learn about becoming a sponsor CLICK HERE!

Towns of Crawford County, KS

The small towns of the Midwest are rich in history and a great way of life! Below you can visit and learn about the small towns we call home! Towns that have their name highlighted have become FEATURED TOWNS. Businesses/organizations from these towns have stepped forward as SPONSORS enabling us to include (or will include as acquired) stories and website links to ALL their community organizations (chambers, groups and departments, etc.), stories and website links to ALL their points of interest, annual festivals/events and stories done about their citizens, veterans and faith community. To learn how to become a featured town CLICK HERE!

Businesses of Crawford County, KS

The businesses of our towns are truly the lifeblood of each community, click on any businesses below to learn about them, to learn how to add your business to your town and county page CLICK HERE!