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Kansas County Data

Established:  August 25, 1855

Most likely for Daniel Woodson (1824-1894), who served as secretary of Kansas Territory, 1854-1857, including four stints as acting governor.

Some other sources suggest it was named for Silas Woodson (1819-1896), a lawyer and politician in St. Joseph, Missouri, who served as governor of that state in the 1870s.

Neosho Falls was the original county seat (1858-1873).  Kalida was the seat from 1873-1874, when it moved to Defiance.

Yates Center became the seat after the election of September 12, 1876.


Center .. Liberty .. Neosho Falls .. North .. Perry .. Toronto


Yates Center .. Toronto .. Neosho Falls


Woodson County, Kansas Data


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November 2015 ~ Obits

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