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Ulysses is a city in and the county seat of Grant County, Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 6,161.


The town was named for General Ulysses S. Grant and the settlement was surveyed by George Washington Earp, first cousin to Wyatt Earp of Dodge City and Tombstone fame, in 1885. Earp was one of Ulysses’ first promoters, a businessman and, like his cousins, its first peace officer. Furthermore, according to legend, he was just as “free with his gun” as Wyatt and his bunch.