History from wikipedia:
County, one of the northern most counties,
was organized on July 26, 1872, by C. J.
VanAllen; W. R. Shleppy;
Thomas Cox, Jr.; Henry McDowell; J.
W. Kidd; H. W. Bean; J. S. Shurtz; P. I.
Hitchcock; Thomas Cox, Sr.; A. W. Tracy;
Jame Large; George W. Stinson; T. A.
Marvin; Abraham Troop; Fred Dutton; Frank
Strain; H. W. Bean; W. H. Barker;
Frank Weeks; James Large; Noah
Weaver; and John and William Bissell.
Containing the cities of Speed, Kirwin,
Long Island, Phillipsburg, Agra,
Prairie View, and Glade, this county was
named for William Phillips, a free-state
who was tarred and feathered in
Leavenworth County in 1855, forced to
leave, and was killed a year later by