Edwards County, KS

County in Southwest KS

The Chicago Workingmen's Town Company founded a nearby town in 1872, naming it "Petersburg" for T. J.. Peter, a director of the Santa Fe Railroad, which was then building westward. In 1874 the Kansas Legislature defined Edwards County and it was named for W. C. Edwards, who built the first brick block, which became the center around which the county was built. The City of Kinsley, was founded in 1873, and  named after E. W. Kinsley of Boston, Mass., who donated money to the town to build a Congregational Church. Within 5 years (1878) Kinsley became incorporated.

Sponsors of Edwards 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 Edwards 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 Edwards 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!