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America's Loneliest Counties

Stories and Stats from The Least Populated Most Remote Rural Counties in the US


Least Populated Counties in Kansas

Greeley County KS
Wallace County KS
Lane County KS
Hodgeman County KS
Comanche County KS
Wichita County KS
Clark County KS
Stanton County KS

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Famous People from Hodgeman County, Kansas including Nola Ochs

Nola Ochs became the oldest person to ever graduate from college On May 14, 2007 when she received a general studies degree from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas. She was 95 at the time and graduated with her  her granddaughter, Alexandra Ochs, who was 21 years old. This earned Nola the title of world's oldest college graduate in the  Guinness World Records. In 2010 she received her master's degree, making her the oldest recipient of a master's degree at age 98.

Born Nola Hill in 1911, she married Vernon Ochs and raised four sons on the family farm. She is a native of Jetmore in Hodgeman County Kansas which is the 87th least populated county in America.



Data Sources:

US Census Bureau

National Association of Counties

Wikipedia People



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