Garnett, Constance (Black): see Garnett, Richard.
Garnett, David: see Garnett, Richard.
Garnett, Edward: see Garnett, Richard.
Garnett or Garnet, Henry, 1555?-1606, English Jesuit. He was converted to Roman Catholicism and in 1575 became a Jesuit. After some years on the Continent he returned as a missionary to England (1586) and became superior of the English Jesuits. He is principally remembered as one of the priests accused of taking part in the Gunpowder Plot. Garnett admitted to knowledge of the plot as confessor to two of the conspirators, was convicted of treason on confusing evidence, and was executed.
Garnett, Richard, 1835-1906, English librarian and author. From 1851 until his retirement in 1899 he was connected with the British Museum, which he served with great distinction. Besides writing voluminous essays, biographies, and novels, he discovered hitherto unpublished poems by Shelley (Relics of Shelley, 1862). His works include the novel Twilight of the Gods (1888), Essays in Librarianship and Bibliography (1899), Poems (1893), and The Age of Dryden (1895). His son was Edward Garnett, 1868-1937, critic and author. Although his own work never achieved great distinction, Edward encouraged and guided many writers, including Conrad and Galsworthy, and published their letters to him. Constance (Black) Garnett, 1862-1946, Edward's wife, was famous for her translations from the Russian, including the great novels of Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy. The son of Edward and Constance, David Garnett, 1892-1981, novelist, won acclaim for the imaginativeness of such works as Lady into Fox (1923) and A Man in the Zoo (1924).

See C. G. Heilbrun, The Garnett Family (1961).

Garnett is a city in Anderson County, Kansas, United States. The population was 3,368 at the 2000 census, and it was estimated to be in the year . It is the county seat of Anderson County.


Garnett is located at (38.282652, -95.240906).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.0 km²), of which, 3.0 square miles (7.7 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (2.92%) is water.


Garnett's population was estimated to be in the year , .

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,368 people, 1,439 households, and 886 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,124.6 people per square mile (434.9/km²). There were 1,597 housing units at an average density of 533.2/sq mi (206.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.97% White, 0.39% African American, 1.04% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.53% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.45% of the population.

There were 1,439 households out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.4% were non-families. 34.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 24.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 88.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,518, and the median income for a family was $38,095. Males had a median income of $31,175 versus $19,858 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,265. About 9.2% of families and 13.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.6% of those under age 18 and 9.9% of those age 65 or over.



The area has one railroad, six freight lines and six interstate carriers.


Garnett is at the crossroads of U.S. Route 59, U.S. Route 169 and K-31. Interstate 35 is located 19 miles north of here and Interstate 70 is approximately 50 miles away.


The Garnett Industrial Airport is located along U.S. 169. The nearest international air service is at the Kansas City International Airport, 90 miles away.


Garnett is famous for its fossil founds from the late Carboniferous period. The lagerstätte is about 300 million years old and contains some of the earliest reptiles on earth.

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