Pottawatomie County was founded in 1856 and named for the Pottawatomie Indians, whose reservation embraced a large portion of the geographical area of the County. Louis Vieux, a Pottawatomie Indian, once operated the first ferry along the Oregon Trail to help travelers across the Vermillion River near Wamego.
The county is now home to approximately 20,000 residents and covers an area of 551,692 acres or 862 square miles. The northern portion of the county is largely agricultural while many southern areas consist of existing and planned developments. Pottawatomie County is a growing county, with continued expansion of new construction in residential housing and business sectors.
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Westmoreland, KS 66549