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Name that County or…Friends in Low Places - July 26, 2013

Q: Everyone knows the highest point in Kansas is Mount Sunflower. At more than 4,000 feet above sea level, it’s the highest elevation in the entire “western Kansas mountain range.” (Hee-hee-hee!) But what about the lowest spot in Kansas? In which county will you find the lowest point above sea level in the state?Verdigris-River Flickr Jim-Good East of Independence, Kan., in Montgomery County, on old US 160 over the Verdigris River. (Flickr Photo by Jim Good)


 

A: Montgomery County (in southeast Kansas)

 

MtSunflower Flickr Patrick-Gensel Mount Sunflower, in Wallace County, is the highest point in Kansas at 4,039 feet above sea level. (Flickr Photo by Patrick Gensel)

Kansas reaches its highest elevations in the western half of the state. The peak of Mount Sunflower, in Wallace County, is the highest point in Kansas at 4,039 feet above sea level. It’s located about half-a-mile east of the Kansas border with Colorado. The lowest point in Kansas is 679 feet above sea level and is located in the southeast corner of the state. Specifically, it is at the Verdigris River in Montgomery County.

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