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Chase County, Kansas

US county information
NameChase County
StateKansas
SeatCottonwood Falls
US Area
Total Area778.01 sq mi (2015 km2)
Land Area775.89 sq mi (2009.6 km2)
Water Area2.12 sq mi (5.5 km2)
Population2790 (2010)
Density1.5/km2 (4.0/sq mi)
FoundedFebruary 11, 1859
Named forSalmon P. Chase
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Chase County (county code CS) is a county located in Central Kansas, in the Central United States. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 2,790. Its county seat and most populous city is Cottonwood Falls. Chase County is part of the Emporia Micropolitan Statistical Area.The county has been the subject of a book by William Least Heat-Moon. Notre Dame coach Knute Rockne died in a 1931 plane crash in the county. The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve was established in the county in 1996. The center of population of Kansas is located in Chase County, about four miles north of Strong City.

The county should not be confused with the city of Chase, which is located in Rice County.


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