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An overview of the physiographic features of Jewell County

Physiographic features of Jewell County


January 6, 2022

Physiographic features of Jewell County

By Kerma Crouse

In a relatively obscure 1955 publication, "Geology and Ground-Water Resources of Jewell County, Kansas," authors V. C. Fishel and Alvin R. Leonard included a map of the physiographical features of Jewell County. These features include the Greenhorn Hills, the Jewell Plain, the Mankato Upland as well an area of Chalk Pediments.

The Greenhorn Hills are in the southeast corner of the county – Allen Township. With the exception of a few scant acres in the northwest corner of the township, the Greenhorn Hills occupy the entire townsh...

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