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There are 128 USDA backed residential loans in Cherokee county with an average loan balance of $76,077. Over 81% of the loans helped first time home buyers. Borrowers were an average age of 37 years old. The typical appraised home value was around $77,826. On average the rural home size purchased with this loan was approximately 1,551 SqFt. Cherokee county applies the standard USDA income limits to determine loan eligibility. For a household of upto 4 people the income limit is $90,300. For a household of between 5 and 8 people the income limit is increased to $119,200.

The size of Cherokee County is roughly 1,531 square kilometers. There are no geographical USDA loan restrictions in this county. The influence score for Cherokee County is 6. Look below for the interactive county level map illustration below for more details.

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Badger   •   *Baxter Springs   •   Carona   •   Cokedale   •   *Columbus   •   Commonwealth   •   Cravensville   •   Crestline   •   Daisy Hill   •   Faulkner   •   *Galena   •   Hallowell   •   Hoag   •   Keelville   •   Kniveton   •   Lawton   •   *Lowell   •   Mackie   •   Melrose   •   Neutral   •   Quaker   •   *Riverton   •   *Roseland   •   *Scammon   •   Sherman   •   Sherwin   •   Skidmore   •   Stippville   •   Turck   •   *Weir   •   *West Mineral

A USDA loan is a mortgage option available to eligible homebuyers that is sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture to promote homeownership in rural communities. USDA Loans, sometimes called "RD Loans," offer 100% financing options on eligible rural properties. USDAProperties can help you find USDA properties in Cherokee County.

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Cherokee County, Kansas
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Cherokee County, located in the southeastern corner of Kansas, was established on February 18, 1860 and named after the Cherokee Nation Indian Tribe that inhabited the area. Before the county was established, the land was part of the Cherokee Neutral Lands, a region designated as a buffer zone between the Osage tribe to the west and the "Old Settlers" Cherokee tribe to the east in the 1830s. The original Old Settlers were those Cherokees who had migrated to Kansas voluntarily, ahead of the infamous Trail of Tears forced relocation of the Cherokee Nation.

With the influx of European-American settlers in the 1850s, conflicts and tensions arose among the people in the region. Following the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, the region became open to white settlement, and the Cherokee Neutral Lands were eventually ceded to the U.S. government in 1860. With the establishment of Cherokee County, towns such as Columbus (the county seat) and Galena were founded, and the region developed around agriculture, lead, and zinc mining.

An interesting historical fact about Cherokee County is that it was the site of the first commercially successful lead and zinc mining venture in the United States. This started in 1870 when the community of Galena was established around major lead and zinc deposits. Galena's successful mining operations helped shape the region's economy, attract more settlers and contribute to the growth of other mining communities, such as nearby Joplin, Missouri.

Besides its historical role in the American mining industry, Cherokee County is also famous for its part in the historic American highway system. Route 66, also known as the "Main Street of America," runs through the southeastern corner of the county, passing through the towns of Galena, Riverton, and Baxter Springs. This iconic highway, established in 1926, played a significant role in transporting people and goods across the United States and has become a part of the nation's cultural history.

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Featured Properties from USDA Loan Eligible Regions of Cherokee County
900 W Pine St
Columbus, KS

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7603 SE River Rd
Galena, KS

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412 W Jefferson St
Pittsburg, KS

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