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This interactive map allows you to easily link to all of the interesting facets of Barton County. Click on whatever interests you and learn about the many opportunities available to you right here in central Kansas.


Barton County Kansas was organized May 16, 1872. It is named after Clara Barton, Civil War nurse, founder of the American Red Cross. Great Bend is the county seat.

Temporary Burn Ban Resolution 2017-06 March 13, 2017

On March 13, 2017, the Barton County Commission signed a resolution establishing a temporary burn ban for Barton County. This resolution states that due to extremely dry weather conditions an imminent threat of fire is affecting Barton County. Effective at 12:01 p.m. on March 13, 2017, all outdoor open burning is prohibited in the rural areas of Barton County. Agricultural burning for crop and pasture management practices may be . . .

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Severe Weather Awareness Week March 5-11, 2017

.................BE PREPARED!  Click on this link for detailed information: Emergency Preparedness Information The state of Kansas experiences an average of 61 tornadoes every year and have occurred in every month of the year.  However, tornadoes are not the only spring weather hazard.  Thunderstorms, large hail, lightning, heavy rains, and flooding can all occur in Kansas.  Barton County . . .

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.........Cow Creek Floodplain Mapping Project

Visit our Engineering Department  webpage   to see the Draft Map and other related Documents!

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