Elevation: 862 feet
Latitude: 37° 7' 36" N
Longitude: 96° 11' 12" W
School District: USD 286
ZIP code: 67361
Area Code: 620
Sedan is the county seat of Chautauqua [CQ] county and is located on business US 166 and K-99. The beautiful wooded hills of the surrounding country, and the active downtown filled with Victorian stores make this one of the prettiest towns in Kansas.
Farming, ranching, and petroleum are all important parts of the local economy, but in recent years tourism has become more and more significant. Over 50,000 visitors come each year to enjoy the scenery and attractions of the area that many call the "Kansas Ozarks". The recent designation of highway 166 as a scenic route will probably bring even more.
- Ackarman Hardware in Sedan has been open since 1879; it's an American classic!
- The Emmett Kelly Museum in downtown Sedan honors the famous clown Emmett Kelly (1898-1979) and his sad-faced character "Willie".
- Many hours of volunteer labor have turned an abandoned dumpsite into a beautiful creekside park in downtown Sedan. The Hollow also contains the old St. Charles Schoolhouse which is being restored.
Sedan became the county seat of Chautauqua county in 1875 after a bitter county seat war lead to the division of Howard County. The new county was named after Chautauqua, N. Y., the past home of a legislator involved in the dispute. The current courthouse was built in 1918 and remodeled in 1989.
The city of Sedan was established in 1876. Legend says Sedan was named for Sedan, France, due to the similarity in the wooded rolling hills. In the 1880's a building boom resulted in the construction of many brick, sandstone, and limestone buildings downtown.
- from a Sedan Area Economic Development Committee brochure
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Still need more information on Sedan and the area here are some links to other sites!
www.lasr.net Click on the state of Kansas, then click on the purple area for Little Ozarks. Sedan is number 19; click here and it will take you Sedan, KS!
www.sedankansas.com is a site sponsored
by the Sedan Area Economic Development Committee that provides yet more
information about Sedan!
Sedan Area Chamber of Commerce
P. O. Box 182 / Sedan, KS 67361
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