Lawrence County, Missouri
Lawrence County is a county located in the southwest portion of the U. S. state of Missouri, in the area of the Ozarks. As of the 2010 census, the population was 38,634, its county seat is Mount Vernon. The county was organized in 1845 and named for James Lawrence, a naval officer from the War of 1812 known for his battle cry, "Don't give up the ship!"A previous Lawrence County, established in 1815 with its county seat at what is now Davidsonville Historic State Park in Arkansas, covered much of what is now southern Missouri and the northern third of Arkansas. When the Arkansas Territory was created from Missouri Territory in 1819, some of that earlier county became organized as Lawrence County, Arkansas. Just before that, in 1818, Missouri divided its part of the old Lawrence County into Wayne County and Madison County. Following the Reconstruction era, southwestern Missouri became hostile to African Americans, whites attacked blacks in Lawrence and other counties, seeking to expel them from the region.
An African-American man was lynched in Verona, Missouri on January 26, 1894. On August 19, 1901, three men were lynched by a white mob in the county seat, Pierce City, in Lawrence County; the mob burned down some black homes, drove 30 families, a total of 300 African Americans, out of the city altogether. Whites took over their properties and the African Americans were never compensated for losses; as a result of such incidents, many African Americans left Southwest Missouri in the early 20th century. The extrajudicial murders were part of a pattern of discrimination, repeated violence and intimidation of African Americans in southwest Missouri from 1894 to 1909. Whites in Greene conducted a mass lynching of three African-Americans in 1906 in the courthouse square. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 613 square miles, of which 612 square miles is land and 1.6 square miles is water. Dade County Greene County Christian County Stone County Barry County Newton County Jasper County Interstate 44 U.
S. Route 66 Route 39 Route 96 Route 97 Route 266 Ozark Cavefish National Wildlife Refuge As of the census of 2000, there were 35,204 people, 13,568 households, 9,728 families residing in the county; the population density was 57 people per square mile. There were 14,789 housing units at an average density of 24 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 95.68% White, 0.27% Black or African American, 0.76% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.67% from other races, 1.37% from two or more races. 3.39% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 13,568 households out of which 33.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.90% were married couples living together, 9.00% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.30% were non-families. 24.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.90% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.03. In the county, the population was spread out with 27.20% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 26.90% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, 15.60% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.10 males. The median income for a household in the county was $31,239, the median income for a family was $36,846. Males had a median income of $27,309 versus $18,990 for females; the per capita income for the county was $15,399. About 11.00% of families and 14.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.50% of those under age 18 and 11.80% of those age 65 or over. Aurora R-VIII School District – Aurora Pate Early Childhood Center Robinson Elementary School Robinson Intermediate School Aurora Junior High School Aurora High School Marionville R-IX School District – Marionville Marionville Elementary School Marionville Middle School Marionville High School Miller R-II School District – Miller Central Elementary School Miller High School Mt. Vernon R-V School District – Mt. Vernon Mt. Vernon Elementary School Mt. Vernon Intermediate School Mt. Vernon Middle School Mt. Vernon High School Pierce City R-VI School District – Pierce City Central Elementary School Pierce City Middle School Pierce City High School Verona R-VII School District – Verona Verona Elementary School Verona High School Aurora Christian Academy – Aurora – Baptist Harvest Christian Academy – Aurora – Nondenominational Christian Round Grove Christian Academy – Miller – Baptist Trinity Lutheran School – Freistatt – Lutheran St. Mary’s Catholic School – Pierce City – Roman Catholic Barry-Lawrence Regional Library The Republican Party controls politics at the local level in Lawrence County.
Republicans hold all elected positions in the county. Lawrence County is divided into two legislative districts in the Missouri House of Representatives, both of which are held by Republicans. District 157 — Mike Moon. Consists of most of the entire county. District 158 — Scott Fitzpatrick. Consists of a part of the southwest corner of the county, including about half of Pierce City. All of Lawrence County is a part of Missouri’s 29th District in the Missouri Senate and is represented by David Sa
1910 United States Census
The Thirteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau on April 15, 1910, determined the resident population of the United States to be 92,228,496, an increase of 21.0 percent over the 76,212,168 persons enumerated during the 1900 Census. The 1910 Census switched from a portrait page orientation to a landscape orientation; the 1910 census collected the following information: Full documentation for the 1910 census, including census forms and enumerator instructions, is available from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. The column titles in the census form are as follows: LOCATION. Street, road, etc. House number. 1. Number of dwelling house in order of visitation. 2. Number of family in order of visitation. 3. NAME of each person whose place of abode on April 15, 1910, was in this family. Enter surname first the given name and middle initial, if any. Include every person living on April 15, 1910. Omit children born since April 15, 1910. RELATION. 4. Relationship of this person to the head of the family.
PERSONAL DESCRIPTION. 5. Sex. 6. Color or race. 7. Age at last birthday. 8. Whether single, widowed, or divorced. 9. Number of years of present marriage. 10. Mother of how many children: Number born. 11. Mother of how many children: Number now living. NATIVITY. Place of birth of each person and parents of each person enumerated. If born in the United States, give the state or territory. If of foreign birth, give the country. 12. Place of birth of this Person. 13. Place of birth of Father of this person. 14. Place of birth of Mother of this person. CITIZENSHIP. 15. Year of immigration to the United States. 16. Whether naturalized or alien. 17. Whether able to speak English. OCCUPATION. 18. Trade or profession of, or particular kind of work done by this person, as spinner, laborer, etc. 19. General nature of industry, business, or establishment in which this person works, as cotton mill, dry goods store, etc. 20. Whether as employer, employee, or work on own account. If an employee— 21. Whether out of work on April 15, 1910.
22. Number of weeks out of work during year 1909. EDUCATION. 23. Whether able to read. 24. Whether able to write. 25. Attended school any time since September 1, 1909. OWNERSHIP OF HOME. 26. Owned or rented. 27. Owned free or mortgaged. 28. Farm or house. 29. Number of farm schedule. 30. Whether a survivor of the Union or Confederate Army or Navy. 31. Whether blind. 32. Whether deaf and dumb. Special Notation In 1912 and 1959, New Mexico, Arizona and Hawaii would become the 47th, 48th, 49th and 50th states admitted to the Union; the 1910 population count for each of these areas was 327,301, 204,354, 64,356 and 191,909 respectively. On this basis, the ranking list above would be modified as follows: First 42 ranked states - positions unchanged New Mexico, Arizona, Hawaii, Wyoming and Alaska; the original census enumeration sheets were microfilmed by the Census Bureau in the 1940s. The microfilmed census is available in rolls from the National Records Administration. Several organizations host images of the microfilmed census online, along which digital indices.
Microdata from the 1910 census are available through the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. Aggregate data for small areas, together with electronic boundary files, can be downloaded from the National Historical Geographic Information System. 1911 U. S Census Report Contains 1910 Census results Historic US Census data census.gov/population/www/censusdata/PopulationofStatesandCountiesoftheUnitedStates1790-1990.pdf
1940 United States Census
The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7.3 percent over the 1930 population of 123,202,624 people. The census date of record was April 1, 1940. A number of new questions were asked including where people were 5 years before, highest educational grade achieved, information about wages; this census introduced sampling techniques. Other innovations included a field test of the census in 1939; this was the first census in which every state had a population greater than 100,000. The 1940 census collected the following information: In addition, a sample of individuals were asked additional questions covering age at first marriage and other topics. Full documentation on the 1940 census, including census forms and a procedural history, is available from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. Following completion of the census, the original enumeration sheets were microfilmed; as required by Title 13 of the U.
S. Code, access to identifiable information from census records was restricted for 72 years. Non-personally identifiable information Microdata from the 1940 census is available through the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. Aggregate data for small areas, together with electronic boundary files, can be downloaded from the National Historical Geographic Information System. On April 2, 2012—72 years after the census was taken—microfilmed images of the 1940 census enumeration sheets were released to the public by the National Archives and Records Administration; the records are indexed only by enumeration district upon initial release. Official 1940 census website 1940 Census Records from the U. S. National Archives and Records Administration 1940 Federal Population Census Videos, training videos for enumerators at the U. S. National Archives Selected Historical Decennial Census Population and Housing Counts from the U. S. Census Bureau Snow, Michael S. "Why the huge interest in the 1940 Census?"
CNN. Monday April 9, 2012. 1941 U. S Census Report Contains 1940 Census results 1940 Census Questions Hosted at CensusFinder.com
McDonald County, Missouri
McDonald County is a county located in the southwestern corner of the U. S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 23,083, its county seat is Pineville. The county was organized in 1849 and named for Sergeant Alexander McDonald, a soldier in the American Revolutionary War; the county has three sites on the National Register of Historic Places, including the Old McDonald County Courthouse and the Powell Bridge. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 540 square miles, of which 539 square miles is land and 0.2 square miles is water. Newton County Barry County Benton County, Arkansas Delaware County, Oklahoma Ottawa County, Oklahoma Interstate 49 U. S. Route 71 Route 43 Route 59 Route 76 Route 90 As of the census of 2000, there were 21,681 people, 8,113 households, 5,865 families residing in the county; the population density was 40 people per square mile. There were 9,287 housing units at an average density of 17 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 89.66% White, 0.18% Black or African American, 2.88% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 3.70% from other races, 3.30% from two or more races.
9.36% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 28.0 % were of American, 11.5 % 10.5 % Irish and 6.6 % English ancestry. There were 8,113 households out of which 35.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.60% were married couples living together, 9.60% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.70% were non-families. 23.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.10% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.11. In the county, the population was spread out with 28.90% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 28.60% from 25 to 44, 22.60% from 45 to 64, 11.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.50 males. The median income for a household in the county was $27,010, the median income for a family was $31,530. Males had a median income of $23,434 versus $18,157 for females.
The per capita income for the county was $13,175. About 15.60% of families and 20.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.60% of those under age 18 and 17.20% of those age 65 or over. McDonald County R-I School District - Anderson Noel Primary School - Noel Pineville Primary School - Pineville Anderson Elementary School - Anderson Noel Elementary School - Noel Pineville Elementary School - Pineville Rocky Comfort Elementary School - Rocky Comfort Southwest City Elementary School - Southwest City White Rock Elementary School - Jane Anderson Middle School - Anderson McDonald County R-I High School - Anderson The present McDonald County R-I School District is the result of consolidations of several county school districts; the first two school districts to consolidate were the Anderson school districts. This was the first step in what was a long-range plan to combine all of the remaining high schools in the county with the exception of the Goodman School District which would become a part of the Neosho school system.
The plan for the Pineville–Anderson consolidation was approved and the state offered a $50,000 matching grant for the building of a new high school. If the remaining high schools were to have joined, an additional $200,000 in matching grants would have been recurred; the first consolidated class from Pineville and Anderson was the Class of 1966. David Alumbaugh was a member of that class and remembers it was the class that elected the school mascot as the mustang and the school colors of red and black. There was not a new high school so each town maintained a high school faculty but all activities including athletics were combined; when asked what the mood of the people in Pineville was concerning the school consolidation, Alumbaugh said, "I don't remember it being a great deal. It was something that could not be stopped, according to Larry Warner who taught during the first year at the Pineville campus and at the new high school in Anderson its next year. "It was something, needed. The faculty at the old Pineville High School was not good either at the end of their careers or just beginning.
The kids got along fine at the new school but it was the parents who fought." The next school district to consider joining Pineville and Anderson was the Noel School District. Noel Lawmen had a serious concern on where the new high school, which would serve all students, would be located; the proposed site was about a mile east of the city of Anderson at the junction of Highway 76 and new Highway 71. The Noel patrons wanted a site more close to the center of the county which would be just north of the Indian River Bridge at the city of Lanagan; the Noel School Board sent a letter to the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education calling for a vote of the people of McDonald County on the site but this didn't happen. The reasoning for there not being a countywide vote couldn't be found, but the proposed new high school site had been approved by the Missouri Department of Education....... Once a school district was asked to be included in the reorganized district the people of the district asked to be included and the people of the reorganized district both voted.
What this meant was that the people of Pineville and Anderson could vote in other districts if that other district's patrons didn't want t
Race and ethnicity in the United States Census
Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, defined by the federal Office of Management and Budget and the United States Census Bureau, are self-identification data items in which residents choose the race or races with which they most identify, indicate whether or not they are of Hispanic or Latino origin. The racial categories represent a social-political construct for the race or races that respondents consider themselves to be and, "generally reflect a social definition of race recognized in this country." OMB defines the concept of race as outlined for the US Census as not "scientific or anthropological" and takes into account "social and cultural characteristics as well as ancestry", using "appropriate scientific methodologies" that are not "primarily biological or genetic in reference." The race categories include both national-origin groups. Race and ethnicity are considered separate and distinct identities, with Hispanic or Latino origin asked as a separate question. Thus, in addition to their race or races, all respondents are categorized by membership in one of two ethnic categories, which are "Hispanic or Latino" and "Not Hispanic or Latino".
However, the practice of separating "race" and "ethnicity" as different categories has been criticized both by the American Anthropological Association and members of US Commission on Civil Rights. In 1997, OMB issued a Federal Register notice regarding revisions to the standards for the classification of federal data on race and ethnicity. OMB developed race and ethnic standards in order to provide "consistent data on race and ethnicity throughout the Federal Government; the development of the data standards stem in large measure from new responsibilities to enforce civil rights laws." Among the changes, OMB issued the instruction to "mark one or more races" after noting evidence of increasing numbers of interracial children and wanting to capture the diversity in a measurable way and having received requests by people who wanted to be able to acknowledge their or their children's full ancestry rather than identifying with only one group. Prior to this decision, the Census and other government data collections asked people to report only one race.
The OMB states, "many federal programs are put into effect based on the race data obtained from the decennial census. Race data are critical for the basic research behind many policy decisions. States require these data to meet legislative redistricting requirements; the data are needed to monitor compliance with the Voting Rights Act by local jurisdictions". "Data on ethnic groups are important for putting into effect a number of federal statutes. Data on Ethnic Groups are needed by local governments to run programs and meet legislative requirements." The 1790 United States Census was the first census in the history of the United States. The population of the United States was recorded as 3,929,214 as of Census Day, August 2, 1790, as mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the United States Constitution and applicable laws."The law required that every household be visited, that completed census schedules be posted in'two of the most public places within, there to remain for the inspection of all concerned...' and that'the aggregate amount of each description of persons' for every district be transmitted to the president."
This law along with U. S. marshals were responsible for governing the census. One third of the original census data has been lost or destroyed since documentation; the data was lost in 1790–1830 time period and included data from: Connecticut, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Delaware, New Jersey, Virginia. Census data included the name of the head of the family and categorized inhabitants as follows: free white males at least 16 years of age, free white males under 16 years of age, free white females, all other free persons, slaves. Thomas Jefferson the Secretary of State, directed marshals to collect data from all thirteen states, from the Southwest Territory; the census was not conducted in Vermont until 1791, after that state's admission to the Union as the 14th state on March 4 of that year. There was some doubt surrounding the numbers, President George Washington and Thomas Jefferson maintained the population was undercounted; the potential reasons Washington and Jefferson may have thought this could be refusal to participate, poor public transportation and roads, spread out population, restraints of current technology.
No microdata from the 1790 population census is available, but aggregate data for small areas and their compatible cartographic boundary files, can be downloaded from the National Historical Geographic Information System. In 1800 and 1810, the age question regarding free white males was more detailed; the 1820
U.S. Route 60
U. S. Route 60 is an east–west United States highway, traveling 2,670 mi from southwestern Arizona to the Atlantic coast in Virginia. Despite the final "0" in its number, indicating a transcontinental designation, the 1926 route ended in Springfield, Missouri, at its intersection with the major US 66. In fact, US 66 was given the US 60 number; the highway's eastern terminus is in Virginia Beach, where it is known as Pacific Avenue, in the city's Oceanfront resort district at the intersection of 5th Street and Winston-Salem Avenue. Its original western terminus was in Los Angeles, but, moved to southwest of Brenda, Arizona to an interchange with Interstate 10 after the highway designation was removed from California in 1964; some US 60 signs can be seen at this interchange about 5 mi southwest of Brenda. I-10 replaced US 60 from Beaumont, California to Arizona, California State Route 60 replaced US 60 from Los Angeles to Beaumont. U. S. Route 60 has been decommissioned in California since 1972, when Interstate 10 was completed in California.
It was so signed. Between downtown Los Angeles it had an existence separate from U. S. Routes 70 and 99, lying to its south. US 60 passed through Pomona and Riverside, meeting US 70 and US 99 near Beaumont, east of which it coincided with US 70 and US 99 as far to the east as Indio. East of Indio, US 99 separated from US 60 and US 70, both continuing through the Mojave Desert to the Arizona state line at the Colorado River near Blythe entirely as a two-lane highway. After the Great Renumbering of 1964, US 60 remained intact east of Beaumont, but for only eight years. Meanwhile, US 70 and US 99 had disappeared in Southern California. West of Beaumont, the route, US 60 was re-signed as State Route 60. East of Beaumont, US 60 remained in existence while Interstate 10 supplanted it, with the course of US 60 being moved to Interstate 10 and some sections of the old highway being demolished. In 1972, California decommissioned whatever remained of US 60 within the state as the last segments of Interstate 10 were opened.
Parts of old US 60 remain as business loops of Interstate 10 in Blythe. The westernmost stretch of US 60 to the California border has been replaced by Interstate 10; the western terminus of US 60 is near Brenda, where it travels northeast to Wickenburg, Arizona. Once US 60 hits Surprise, it carries the name Grand Avenue through the Phoenix metropolitan area until the highway joins I-17 and I-10 in Phoenix for 14 miles before it exits I-10 onto the Superstition Freeway. Here, US 60 is a significant part of the local commuter freeway system, serving cities such as Mesa and Apache Junction. East of the Phoenix area, US 60 bears east-northeast through mountainous areas, passing through Globe, Show Low, Springerville before exiting the state at the border with New Mexico. US 60 enters New Mexico in Catron County east of Arizona; the road makes an arc through Catron County, with the apex at Quemado, avoiding Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest and Escondido Mountain. East of Pie Town, the road crosses the Continental Divide.
Between the Divide and Datil, US 60 cuts through Cibola National Forest. In Datil, US 60 serves as the eastern terminus of NM-12. East of Datil, US 60 traverses the northern end of the Plains of San Augustin crosses the county line into Socorro County; the road bisects the Very Large Array complex, a track used in rearranging the antennas that make up the Array crosses the highway. 36 mi into the county, the highway passes through Magdalena. It enters the county seat of Socorro, where it meets Interstate 25. US 60 heads north. US 60 splits off from I-25 near Bernardo, about 25 mi north of Socorro, it turns back eastward, rising through Abo Pass at the southern end of the Manzano Mountains before crossing into Torrance County and passing through Mountainair, where it intersects NM-55. After passing through Willard, it sets out across the Pedernal Hills. In Encino, it begins a concurrency with US-285. Just after crossing into Guadalupe County, US-54 joins the concurrency; the three highways pass through Vaughn and go their separate ways, with US 285 heading southeast towards the direction of Roswell, US 54 heading northeast towards both Santa Rosa and Interstate 40, US 60 heading east towards Clovis.
US 60 angles southeast toward Yeso. Curving back towards the east, the road enters the county seat, 21 mi later. Just west of town, it serves as the northern terminus of NM-20, in Fort Sumner proper, it begins a concurrency with US-84, which will persist for the remainder of the routes' miles in New Mexico. East of town the two highways encounter NM-212, a spur to Fort Sumner State Monument, NM 252 in Taiban. US 60/84 passes through Tolar near the De Baca–Roosevelt County line; the two routes do not stay in Roosevelt County for long, proceeding into Curry County west of Melrose. The highways pass through Melrose, St. Vrain, Grier before widening out to a four-lane highway as they approach Clovis, the Curry County seat. In Clovis, the home of Cannon Air Force Base, the highways meet up with US-70, which joins the concurrency; the three highways proceed through Texico, cross the state line near Farwell, Texas. For the distance of more than 300 miles between Abo Pass and Amarill
Cherokee County, Kansas
Cherokee County is a U. S. county located in Southeast Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 21,603, its county seat is Columbus, its most populous city is Baxter Springs. The latter became the first "cow town" in Kansas during the period of cattle drives. In 1803, United States acquired from France the 828,000-square mile Louisiana Purchase, the former French lands west of the Mississippi River, for 2.83 cents per acre. This territory included most of the land for modern-day Kansas. In the 1830s, the United States conducted Indian Removal of the Five Civilized Tribes from the Southeast region, to extinguish their land claims and allow European-American settlement in the area, they were given lands in what was called Indian Territory west of the Mississippi River in present-day Oklahoma. This part of Kansas was included at the time in the Cherokee Neutral Lands, the county was named after this tribe. In 1854, the US organized the Kansas Territory. Settlers began to move into the territory, with violence breaking out between supporters of slavery and those who wanted to abolish it.
In 1861, Kansas was admitted as the 34th U. S. state. In 1860, Cherokee County was established. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 591 square miles, of which 588 square miles is land and 3.5 square miles is water. Crawford County Jasper County, Missouri Newton County, Missouri Ottawa County, Oklahoma Craig County, Oklahoma Labette County Sources: National Atlas, U. S. Census Bureau As of the 2000 census, there were 22,605 people, 8,875 households, 6,239 families residing in the county; the population density was 38 people per square mile. There were 10,031 housing units at an average density of 17 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 92.27% White, 0.61% Black or African American, 3.45% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.50% from other races, 2.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.29% of the population. There were 8,875 households out of which 32.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.60% were married couples living together, 9.70% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.70% were non-families.
26.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.00% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.02. In the county, the population was spread out with 26.50% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 26.90% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, 15.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.70 males. The median income for a household in the county was $30,505, the median income for a family was $37,284. Males had a median income of $29,045 versus $19,675 for females; the per capita income for the county was $14,710. About 11.40% of families and 14.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.40% of those under age 18 and 10.60% of those age 65 or over. For most of its history, Cherokee County had more of a Democratic lean in presidential elections than the rest of the state before 1968.
Since its only voted for Democratic candidates twice in 1976 & 1992, when it was their second & fourth best county in the state, respectively. From 1996 on, the county has swung powerfully Republican similar to the rest of Southeast Kansas, with Hillary Clinton posted the worst percentage for a Democratic candidate at only 23.3%. Although the Kansas Constitution was amended in 1986 to allow the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with the approval of voters, Cherokee County voters chose to remain a prohibition, or "dry", county until 2012. Cherokee USD 247 is a 300-square-mile school district covering portions of Crawford and Cherokee counties, but includes small portions of Labette and Neosho counties, it serves over 800 students in grades Pre-K through 12. Southeast High School is located just west of the city of Cherokee. In Cherokee County the district serves the cities of West Mineral. Riverton USD 404 Columbus USD 493 Galena USD 499 Baxter Springs USD 508 Baxter Springs Columbus Galena Oswego Roseland Scammon Weir West Mineral Lowell Riverton Treece disincorporated in 2012 by the state of Kansas Cherokee County is divided into fourteen townships.
The cities of Baxter Springs, Galena and Weir are considered governmentally independent and are excluded from the census figures for the townships. In the following table, the population center is the largest city included in that township's population total, if it is of a significant size. National Register of Historic Places listings in Cherokee County, Kansas Notes History of Cherokee County, Kansas. Plat Book of Cherokee County, Kansas. CountyCherokee County - Official Cherokee County - Directory of Public OfficialsHistorical"Mined Lands" videoMapsCherokee County Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT Kansas Highway Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT Kansas Railroad Maps: Current, 1996, 1915, KDOT and Kansas Historical Society