. . . . .Beginning Monday, June 8, the Republic County Courthouse, EMS, and Highway Dept will be open to the public without restrictions. Please continue safe practices. . . . .The Health Dept will remain closed to the public, but staff are on duty. . . . . .County offices are available for business via phone, fax, mail, or email. Paperwork may be delivered via the drop box on the east side of the courthouse. . . . . .The County Transportation Dept bus is running with limited service. Call 785-527-2235 with any questions. . . . . Recycling service has resumed. . . . .For the most current information on Coronavirus COVID-19, see websites and . . . .

Republic County, Kansas

Located in north central Kansas, and bordering Nebraska, Republic County is home to 5,000 Kansans. In 1860, Republic County was established by the Kansas legislature and named for the Republican River, which flows south through the county. Belleville is the largest city and county seat.

Republic County mapEarly settlers were well protected within the county by the opening of the military road along the California Trail through the county in 1857, which increased military vigilance. In 1866 the county seat was located in Belleville. The building of the Pawnee Indian Museum near Republic to preserve the site of the Pawnee Indian Republic was a major event.