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Established:  August 25, 1855

Most likely named 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 12 Sept 1876.


Center; Liberty; Neosho Falls; North; Perry; Toronto


 Yates Center; Toronto; NEosho Falls


Woodson County, Kansas Data






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February 2015 - Newspaper Articles - 9 were added


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