Kiowa County was formed out of the unorganized Buffalo Land by the Kansas Legislature in 1867, in 1874, the Legislature wiped Kiowa County off the map. They cut it in two pieces and gave the southern part to Comanche County and the northern part to Edwards County. This was brought about in the interest of one of the biggest cattle corporations that ever existed on American soil and was known as the Comanche Pool. For years they were successful in keeping back the man with the plow and grain drill. Eventually they had to succumb to the westward march of the relentless homeseeker and the big ranches faded away and only the story of their success remains
Kiowa County was rehabilitated by the legislature of 1886.
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Half iron and half stone, the meteorite weighs in at 1000 lbs. and is on display in the Big Well Museum at the Big Well Gift Shop. It is the largest meteroite of its kind yet discovered. The Space Wanderer was found on the Ellis Peck farm east of Greensburg, in 1948Greensburg, KS Natural Attractions