Morton County, Kansas 1025 Morton St., Elkhart, KS 67950-1116 Phone 1-800-697-4807

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Population

Morton County

3496

Elkhart

2161

Rolla

371

Richfield

53

Rural

657

Morton County

Morton County, located in the Southwest Corner of Kansas, is home to Elkhart, Rolla, and Richfield.  Elkhart, the county seat, is situated on the Oklahoma State Line and approximately 8 miles East of Colorado.

Photo of a Cowboy working cattle, a common sight in Morton County Morton County ... a land of contrast and historical diversification.  Coronado traveled across this land on his return to Mexico.  Kiowa and Apache Indians hunted buffalo until Army generals ordered the massacre of 400,000 in one day, believing "the only way to get rid of the Indians was to kill the buffalo."

Thirty-three miles of the Historic Sante Fe Trail cross 108,000 acres of the Cimarron National Grasslands.  Today one can still see ruts and the site where freight wagons camped at Middle Spring and used Point of Rocks as a lookout point from 1821-1880.