Finney County

Finney County, Kansas

311 N 9th St PO Box M
Garden City, KS 67846
Phone: (620) 272-3542
Fax: (620) 272-3599

In southwestern KS, northwest of Dodge City; organized as Sequoyah County Mar 6, 1873 from Arapahoe and Foote counties; name changed Feb 21, 1883; Garfield County was annexed to Finney County in 1893. Name Origin: For David W. Finney, lieutenant governor of KS (1861-65) and KS legislator

Area (sq mi):: 1302.62 (land 1301.77; water 0.84) Population per square mile: 30.00
Population 2005: 38,988 State rank: 11 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.80%; 1990-2000 22.50% Population 2000: 40,523 (White 51.40%; Black or African American 1.30%; Hispanic or Latino 43.30%; Asian 2.90%; Other 26.90%). Foreign born: 22.70%. Median age: 28.10
Income 2000: per capita $15,377; median household $38,474; Population below poverty level: 14.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,585-$21,098
Unemployment (2004): 4.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -5.00% Median travel time to work: 15.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 4.70%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Garden City County seat (27,312)

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    The company greatly appreciates the hard work, dedication and help from the Holcomb and Garden City, Kansas fire departments, as well as the Finney County sheriff's office.
    Megan Dinkel, who heads teen services at the Finney County Public Library (, said that all teen events and fundraising done at their library must have a staff member partner.
    The report stated that when Zach Worf, the president of Finney County Democrats - a political organization in Kansas, was talking about legalizing marijuana which could lead to financial gains for the city of Kansas, Alford replied that the latter should revisit history by taking a look at the 1930s.
    Elaine Ramsey, who along with her husband, Mark Ramsey, teaches gun safety and handling to youth through the Finney County 4-H club, also has taken the course and said awareness is a major emphasis.
    is seeking a permit to build an 895-megawatt plant near Holcomb in Finney County.
    Finney County Commissioner Clifford Mayo, who also attended the event, called the center one of the county's "best-kept secrets" and urged it to "toot (its) horn a little more" to keep local politicians informed of its good work.
    There are two pilot sites: Finney County (Kan.) Library (, click on the 1stReads link in the left-hand navigation bar) and Riverside County Library System (, click on the 1stReads logo).
    From 1997 through 1999, Finney County, Kansas, valued a particular plot of real estate owned by St.
    The trial was re-enacted at the Finney County Court House in Garden City, Kansas, where the actual event took place.
    Hawkins was born July 21, 1909, in Finney County, Kan., to Mary Hulipeau and Abe Foreman.
    Over at the Finney County Library, reference librarians still handle more inquiries about the Clutter murders than any other subject.