Some of the cities, towns, and places in Cherokee County are Baxter Springs, Carona, Columbus, Crestline, Empire City, Faulkner, Galena, Hallowell, Lawton, Lowell, Melrose, Neutral, Riverton, Roseland, Scammon, Sherman, Sherwin, Skidmore, Treece, Turck, Weir, West Mineral
Cherokee County (county code CK) is a U.S. county located in Southeast Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 21,603. Its county seat is Columbus, and its most populous city is Baxter Springs. The latter became the first "cow town" in Kansas during the 1870s and the period of cattle drives.