Harper County, Kansas
Harper County (county code HP) is a county in the U.S. state of Kansas. In 2010, 6,034 people lived there. Its county seat is Anthony. Anthony is also the biggest city in Harper County. The county was named after Sergeant Marion Harper of the 2nd Kansas Cavalry. He died of wounds suffered near Waldron, Arkansas, in December 1863.
Harper County Courthouse (2015)
Location within the U.S. state of Kansas
Kansas's location within the U.S.
|Founded||February 26, 1867|
|Named for||Marion Harper|
|• Total||803 sq mi (2,080 km2)|
|• Land||801 sq mi (2,070 km2)|
|• Water||1.5 sq mi (4 km2) 0.2%%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||7.5/sq mi (2.9/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
In 1867, Harper County was created.
The original organization of Harper County was one of the biggest frauds in county government. In 1873, a group of three men organized Harper County. They designated the then-fake city of "Bluff City" as the county seat. The petition for organization used many names from a Cincinnati city directory to represent as residents of Harper County. In 1874, the state attorney general investigated. He didn't find any resident of the county. The "creators" of the county had sold $40,000 worth of bonds.
Due to new and high-paying jobs at oil fields and wind farms, Harper County had an economic boom. In 2012, rental housing and office space in towns such as Danville, Harper, and Anthony had become four times more expensive. However, by 2016, the oil fracking boom had ended. The economies of Harper County were hurt.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
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|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Harper County, Kansas.|
- Harper County - Official
- Harper County - Directory of Public Officials
- Harper County - Economic Development Council
- Harper County Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT
- Kansas Highway Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT
- Kansas Railroad Maps: Current, 1996, 1915, KDOT and Kansas Historical Society