History from wikipedia:
Meade County was
organized on November 4, 1885, by Daniel
Dillon; John Joslin; A. D. McDaniel; L. S.
Sears; H. L.
Mullen; and E. M. Mears. Named for
Civil War General George G. Meade, the
county contains the cities of Fowler,
The Lone Tree Massacre in
which a survey party, sent by the U. S.
Government to survey land southwest of
was attacked and killed by Cheyenne
Indians on August 24, 1874. Continued
problems with Cheyenne in the area kept
settlement at a standstill until
after 1878. In the late 1870s and early
1880s, the discovery and use of artesian
wells in the
northern part of the county
contributed significantly to settlement