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Wallace County, Kansas

US county information
NameWallace County
StateKansas
SeatSharon Springs
US Area
Total Area914.05 sq mi (2367.4 km2)
Land Area913.99 sq mi (2367.2 km2)
Water Area0.05 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Population1485 (2010)
Density0.6/km2 (1.6/sq mi)
Founded1868
Time zoneMountain
Time zoneMountain: UTC-7/-6: -7/-6

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Wallace County (standard abbreviation: WA) is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 1,485. It has the second lowest population of any county in Kansas. Greeley County has the lowest. Its county seat is Sharon Springs. It was created in 1868 and named in honor of Brigadier general W.H.L. Wallace who was a veteran of the Mexican-American War and a casualty of the Battle of Shiloh.

Wallace County is home to Mount Sunflower, the highest point in Kansas at 4,039 feet (1,231 meters). Mount Sunflower is located approximately 15 mi (24.1 km) north-northwest of Weskan, less than one mile (1.6 km) from the Colorado state line.


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