Russell County was organized in 1872 and is 1 of 105 counties in Kansas. Russell County has 8 towns and is serviced by an excellent transportation system, being the crossroads of US Highway 281 and Interstate 70 as well as other State maintained highways.
Most of the residents are of German descent and intensely proud of their heritage, celebrating many of the traditions from their homeland. With the county seat having about 4,700 residents, the friendliness of small-town living and community pride can be found everywhere.
"Come Capture Our Beauty" by experiencing Wilson Reservoir, Rolling hills of green pastures, Clear blue skies, Limestone bluffs, and Beautiful fields of grain!