History from Kansas State Historical
H. Neiman; Walter Munch;
William Lawrence; Hubbard Wilcox; William
McOwen; Charles Shafer; John Cogan; W. T.
Wetherel; Joel T. Davis; R. M.
Spivey; C. S. Bowneau; James Sprague; J.
C. Johnston; D. Ainsworth; Judge R. W. P.
and L. E. Steele organized Harvey
County on February 29, 1872. Named
for James Harvey, Governor of Kansas
1869-1873, the county contains the
cities of Burrton, Hesston, Halstead,
Newton, North Newton, Sedgwick (part) and