Map of Cheyenne County, Kansas

Cheyenne County (county code CN) is a county located in the northwest corner of the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2020 census, the county population was 2,616. Its county seat and most populous city is St. Francis.

Cheyenne County overview:
Name:Cheyenne County
FIPS code:20-023
Founded:March 20, 1873
Named for:Cheyenne Native Americans
Seat:St. Francis
Largest city:St. Francis
Total Area:1,021 sq mi (2,640 km²)
Land Area:1,020 sq mi (2,600 km²)
Total Population:2,616
Population Density:2.6/sq mi (1.0/km²)
Time zone:UTC−6 (Central)
Summer Time Zone (DST):UTC−5 (CDT)

Cheyenne County location map. Where is Cheyenne County?

Cheyenne County location on the U.S. Map. Where is Cheyenne County.
Location of Cheyenne County in the the United States.
Cheyenne County location on the Kansas map. Where is Cheyenne County.
Location of Cheyenne County in Kansas.


Early history

For many millennia, the Great Plains of North America was inhabited by nomadic Native Americans. From the 16th century to 18th century, the Kingdom of France claimed ownership of large parts of North America. In 1762, after the French and Indian War, France secretly ceded New France to Spain, per the Treaty of Fontainebleau.

19th century

In 1802, Spain returned most of the land to France, but keeping title to about 7,500 square miles. In 1803, most of the land for modern day Kansas was acquired by the United States from France as part of the 828,000 square mile Louisiana Purchase for 2.83 cents per acre.

In 1854, the Kansas Territory was organized, then in 1861 Kansas became the 34th U.S. state. In 1873, Cheyenne County was established.

Cheyenne County Road Map

Cheyenne CountyStreet Map.
Street map of Cheyenne County, Kansas. Source: OpenStreetMap (OSM)
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Cheyenne Countypolitical map.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,021 square miles (2,640 km), of which 1,020 square miles (2,600 km) is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km) (0.1%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Major highways

Sources: National Atlas, U.S. Census Bureau

  • U.S. Route 36
  • Kansas Highway 27
  • Kansas Highway 161

Time Zones

The county is in the Central Time zone, but is bordered by the Mountain Time Zone in three directions; it is the only county in the United States to have this characteristic. Dundy County, Nebraska to the north, Yuma County, Colorado and Kit Carson County, Colorado to the west, and Sherman County to the south are all located in the Mountain Time Zone. As a result, Rawlins County is Cheyenne County’s only neighbor to also observe Central Time.

Cheyenne County Topographic Map

Topographic Map of Cheyenne County, Kansas
Cheyenne County Topo map.

Cheyenne County Satellite Map

Satellite Map of Cheyenne County, Kansas
Cheyenne County satellite map.

Cheyenne County Outline Map

Outline Map of Cheyenne County, Kansas
Cheyenne County outline map.

See also

Map of Kansas State and its subdivision: Map of other states:
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