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Barber County is located in South Central Kansas and is named for Thomas Barber, an abolitionist who was killed in Douglas County in 1855 during the Wakarusa War. Founded on February 26, 1867, its county seat and most populous city is Medicine Lodge.
The Barber County Courthouse is located at 118 E Washington Medicine Lodge, KS. 67104.
There also is a locked drop box located on the front steps of the Courthouse. You may leave payments and correspondence here. It will be checked daily. Please mark your envelope with the office that it goes to.
The county has a total area of 1,136.21 square miles. The Medicine Lodge River and Elm Creek pass through the county.
As of the U.S. Census in 2010, there were 4,861 people, 2,187 households with a median household income of $45,920. The population density was 4.3 people per square mile.