Welcome to Ness County!
Ness County is located in the western one-third of the state of Kansas. The area of the county is 1,080 square miles. Agriculture and Oilfield business are the mainstays of Ness County's economy.
The County was named in honor of Corporal Noah V. B. Ness, who died on August 11, 1864 of wounds received during fighting near Abbeville, MS, during the Vicksburg Campaign with G Troop, 7th US Cavalry.
Ness County was once home for many notable citizens including George Washington Carver, Andrew Schoppel, Smoky "Joe" Wood, Elon Hogsett, and Nolan Cromwell.
Another legend, Bat Masterson, was known to visit Ness County to attend the Opera House located in Ness City in the late 1800's.