Established in 1855, Anderson County was one of the original 36 counties of Kansas. It is named after Joseph C. Anderson who was the speaker "pro tem" of the 1855 Kansas 'bogus" Legislature and a pro slavery advocate. The county seat is Garnett, Kansas.
Anderson County Attractions and Events:
- Lake Garnett. Built in the 1930's by the C.C.C. this historic lake is also home of the Lake Garnett Grand Prix.
- Prairie Spirit Trail. A 52 mile hiking or biking trail that runs from Ottawa to Iola.
- Anderson County Courthouse. One of 13 Kansas Courthouses desginged by George P. Washburn, this historic building also features a miniature replica of the Statue of Liberty on its grounds.
- Anderson County Historical Museum
- Harris House
- Valley View Elk Ranch.Tours can be arranged by calling them at 785-448-3085.
- Cedar Valley Reservoir
- The Kirk House
- Tipton Stagecoach House
- Willow Branch School
- 1856 Valentin Gerth Cabin
For more information check on some of the above attractions please see the Experience Garnett Kansas website.