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Sedgwick County Courthouse in Wichita, Kansas
The old courthouse

 

 

Sedgwick County

 

Location

 

 

County Seat: Wichita
Founded: 1870
Population:
  · 452,869   (2000)
  · 403,662   (1990)
  ·   44,037   (1900)
Area: 1000 Square Miles
Standard Abbreviation: SG

 

Sedgwick county is located in south central Kansas. The county has a strong agricultural economy and is home to numerous aircraft industries, earning the title for Wichita of "the airplane capital of the world." The Big and Little Arkansas rivers meet in downtown Wichita, the largest city in the county.

History

Map of Sedgwick County, KS in 1899
Organized in 1870. County seat Wichita. In memory of John Sedgwick, United States army, Major-General of volunteers, killed in battle, May 9, 1864, at Spotsylvania, Va.
 
Map and text from History of Kansas, Noble Prentis, (Winfield: E.P. Greer. 1899)
 
William G. Cutler's History of Kansas, first published in 1883, tells about early Sedgwick County.
 
There is a section on Sedgwick County in the book Kansas: a Cyclopedia Of State History by Frank Blackmar (1912).
 
The Special Collections of the Ablah Library at WSU contain historical images of Cheney, Clearwater, Garden Plain, Maize, Mount Hope, and Wichita.
 
The Kansas State Historical Society also has more historical data for Sedgwick County online including a rich bibliography and lists of cemeteries, post offices, and newspapers.

Cities, Towns, & Villages of Sedgwick County

                       2000
    Town            Population  ZIP         Year  Elevation
    =============   ==========  =========   ====  =========
    Andale                 766  67001               1437
    Bel Aire             5,836                      1400
    Bentley                368  67016               1387
    Cheney               1,783  67025               1385
    Clearwater           2,178  67026               1275
    Clonmel                                         1372
    Colwich              1,229  67030               1380
    Derby               17,807  67037               1275
    Eastborough            826  67206               1373
    Furley                                          1410
    Garden Plain           797  67050               1450
    Goddard              2,037  67052       1883    1465
    Greenwich                   67055               1400
    Haysville            8,502  67060       1871
    Kechi                1,038  67067               1380
    Maize                1,868  67101               1350
    Mount Hope             830  67108               1440
    Mulvane              5,155  67110               1250 (partly in Sumner County)
    Oaklawn              3,135                      1280
    Oatville                                        1287
    Park City            5,814  67219               1360
    Schulte                                         1335
    Valley Center        4,883  67147               1345
    Viola                  211  67149               1335
    Wichita            344,284  67201..27    1871    1305
Census Bureau Profile & Map

Libraries

Museums

Sedgwick County School Systems

Universities and Colleges

Hospitals

  • Augusta Medical Complex   (316) 775-5421
    2101 Dearborn, Augusta, KS 67010
  • Cheney Clinic   (316) 540-0559
    207 N. Main, Cheney, KS 67025
    The Cheney Clinic is part of the Ninnescah Valley Health Systems
  • Halstead Hospital   (316) 835-2651 or 772-0050 toll-free from Wichita or Newton
    328 Poplar St., Halstead, KS 67056
  • Riverside Health System   (316) 946-5000
    2622 W Central Ave., Wichita, KS 67203
  • Via Christi - Saint Francis Campus   (316) 268-5000
    929 N Saint Francis St., Wichita, KS 67214
  • Via Christi - Saint Joseph Campus   (316) 685-1111
    3600 E Harry St., Wichita, KS 67218
  • Wesley Medical Center   (316) 688-2000
    550 N Hillside St., Wichita, KS 67214

Newspapers

  • Ark Valley News   (316) 755-0821
    210 W. Main, Valley Center, KS 67147
  • Times-Sentinel   (316) 540-3111
    101 N. Main, Cheney, KS 67025
  • East Wichita News   (316) 681-2655
    3700 E. Douglas, #14, Wichita, KS 67208
  • The Haysville Times   (316) 524-6868
    6731 S. Broadway, Haysville, KS 67060
  • Mount Hope Clarion   (316) 667-2697
    101 S. Ohio, Mt. Hope, KS 67108
  • Times-Sentinel   (316) 794-2445
    P.O. Box 697, Goddard, KS 67025
  • Wichita Business Journal   (316) 267-6404
    110 S. Main, Suite 200, Wichita, KS 67202
  • The Wichita Eagle   (316) 268-6000
    825 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS 67202

More Data About Sedgwick County

Genealogy

Links

Sedgwick County Offices

For more about Sedgwick County contact:

 
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