Welcome to Wilson County, Kansas


kansas mapWelcome to Wilson County, Kansas

Wilson County is home to around 10,000 Kansans and stretches across 574 square miles in southeastern Kansas.  Created in 1855 within the Osage Reserve, the first white settlers began arriving in 1857.  It is named in honor of Col. Hiero T. Wilson (1806-1892), sutler, postmaster, and prominent citizen of Fort Scott, begining in 1843. The county seat is located in Fredonia.

Explore this site to learn about Wilson County offices, departments, and services and as a resource for Wilson County residents and visitors.

Our mission is to provide the infrastructure needed to serve the needs of our citizens, and to protect our environment and promote safety and well-being in order to build economic strength for now and future generations.



Wilson County is now enrolled in the CodeRed community notification program.  Residents and businesses can add or update their contact information to ensure they will be included when emergency notifications are sent out.  Unlisted numbers, mobile number, TDD/TTY requirements can all be entered.  Click on the link below to get started:

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