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Ellis County Courthouse in Hays - Wikipedia



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Ellis County is divided into nine townships.  The cities of Ellis and Hays are considered governmentally independent and are excluded from the census figures for the townships.

Ellis County is the official German Capital of Kansas. German immigrants settles in Hays, Ellis, Victoria and nearby villages in the 1870s and 1880s.

Hays is the county seat.


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