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Our Genealogy Helper for Derby ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Derby (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Derby. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Name Variations for Derby ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

Prior to its current name of Derby, it was known as El Paso.

Another variation: Sandford.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Derby is located in Sedgwick County.

To see how the shape of Kansas' counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Sedgwick County: Butler, Cowley, Harvey, Kingman, Reno & Sumner.

Below are the counties that are near Derby. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Derby:

  • Sedgwick County     (The home county of Derby)
    • Mulvane [Sedgwick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mulvane
      • Mulvane [Sedgwick County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Derby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,566 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mulvane have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mulvane
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mulvane<3>
    • Wego-Waco [Sedgwick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wego-Waco
      • Wego-Waco [Sedgwick County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Derby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wego-Waco
    • Haysville [Sedgwick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haysville
      • Haysville [Sedgwick County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Derby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,389 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haysville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haysville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Haysville<3>
    • Oatville [Sedgwick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oatville
      • Oatville [Sedgwick County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Derby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oatville
    • Peck [Sedgwick County]
    • Murray Gill [Sedgwick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murray Gill
      • Murray Gill [Sedgwick County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Derby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murray Gill
    • Eastborough [Sedgwick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastborough
      • Eastborough [Sedgwick County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Derby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 730 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eastborough have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastborough
    • Wichita [Sedgwick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wichita
      • Wichita [Sedgwick County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Derby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 391,731 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wichita
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wichita<3>
    • Bayneville [Sedgwick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayneville
      • Bayneville [Sedgwick County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Derby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayneville
    • Cow Town [Sedgwick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cow Town
      • Cow Town [Sedgwick County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Derby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cow Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cow Town
    • Clearwater [Sedgwick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clearwater
      • Clearwater [Sedgwick County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Derby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,580 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clearwater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Clearwater:
      • Clear Water
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clearwater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clearwater<3>
    • Bel Aire [Sedgwick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bel Aire
      • Bel Aire [Sedgwick County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Derby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,469 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bel Aire have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bel Aire
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bel Aire<3>
  • Butler County
    • Rose Hill [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose Hill
      • Rose Hill [Butler County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Derby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,979 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rose Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rose Hill<3>
    • Andover [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Andover
      • Andover [Butler County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Derby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,672 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Andover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Andover:
      • Cloud
      • Andover has also been known as:
      • Cloud City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Andover<3>
    • Prairie Village [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie Village
      • Prairie Village [Butler County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Derby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie Village
    • Salter [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salter
      • Salter [Butler County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Derby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salter
    • Douglass [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Douglass
      • Douglass [Butler County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Derby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,646 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Douglass have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Douglass
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Douglass<3>
    • Lorena [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lorena
      • Lorena [Butler County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Derby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lorena
    • Sunset Acres [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Acres
      • Sunset Acres [Butler County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Derby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Acres
    • Gordon [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordon
      • Gordon [Butler County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Derby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gordon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon
    • Augusta [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Augusta
      • Augusta [Butler County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Derby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,300 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Augusta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Augusta<3>
    • Benton [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benton
      • Benton [Butler County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Derby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 865 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Benton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benton<3>
    • Smileyville [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smileyville
      • Smileyville [Butler County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Derby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smileyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smileyville
    • Bloomington [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomington
      • Bloomington [Butler County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Derby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomington
  • Cowley County
    • Udall [Cowley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Udall
      • Udall [Cowley County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Derby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 701 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Udall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Udall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Udall<3>
    • Rock [Cowley County]
    • Kellogg [Cowley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kellogg
      • Kellogg [Cowley County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Derby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kellogg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kellogg
    • Floral [Cowley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Floral
      • Floral [Cowley County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Derby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Floral have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Floral
    • Wilmot [Cowley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmot
      • Wilmot [Cowley County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Derby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmot
    • New Salem [Cowley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Salem
      • New Salem [Cowley County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Derby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Salem
    • Winfield [Cowley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winfield
      • Winfield [Cowley County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Derby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,807 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winfield<3>
    • Atlanta [Cowley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlanta
      • Atlanta [Cowley County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Derby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 179 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atlanta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atlanta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atlanta<3>
    • Tisdale [Cowley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tisdale
      • Tisdale [Cowley County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Derby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tisdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tisdale
    • Geuda Springs [Cowley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geuda Springs
      • Geuda Springs [Cowley County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Derby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 176 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Geuda Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Geuda Springs:
      • Geuda
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geuda Springs
    • Burden [Cowley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burden
      • Burden [Cowley County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Derby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 527 people
      • Former name for Burden:
      • Burdenville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burden<3>
    • Arkansas City [Cowley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arkansas City
      • Arkansas City [Cowley County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Derby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,608 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arkansas City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arkansas City<3>
  • Harper County
    • Danville [Harper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danville
      • Danville [Harper County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Derby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33 people
      • Former name for Danville:
      • Coleville
      • Danville has also been known as:
      • Coalville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danville
  • Harvey County
    • Sedgwick [Harvey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sedgwick
      • Sedgwick [Harvey County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Derby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,657 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sedgwick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sedgwick
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sedgwick<3>
    • Annelly [Harvey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Annelly
      • Annelly [Harvey County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Derby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Annelly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Annelly
    • Putnam [Harvey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Putnam
      • Putnam [Harvey County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Derby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Putnam
    • McLains [Harvey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McLains
      • McLains [Harvey County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Derby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McLains have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McLains
    • Halstead [Harvey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halstead
      • Halstead [Harvey County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Derby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,028 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halstead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halstead
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Halstead<3>
    • Newton [Harvey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton
      • Newton [Harvey County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Derby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,744 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newton<3>
    • North Newton [Harvey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Newton
      • North Newton [Harvey County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Derby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,762 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Newton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for North Newton:
      • Bethel College
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Newton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Newton<3>
    • Walton [Harvey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walton
      • Walton [Harvey County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Derby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 224 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walton<3>
    • Burrton [Harvey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burrton
      • Burrton [Harvey County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Derby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 854 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burrton
  • Kingman County
    • Norwich [Kingman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwich
      • Norwich [Kingman County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Derby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 427 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norwich have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwich
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norwich<3>
  • Reno County
    • Saint Joe [Reno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Joe
      • Saint Joe [Reno County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Derby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Joe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Joe
    • Haven [Reno County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haven
      • Haven [Reno County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Derby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,184 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Haven<3>
  • Sumner County
    • Belle Plaine [Sumner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belle Plaine
      • Belle Plaine [Sumner County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Derby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,535 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belle Plaine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belle Plaine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belle Plaine<3>
    • Cicero [Sumner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cicero
      • Cicero [Sumner County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Derby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cicero have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cicero
    • Oxford [Sumner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oxford
      • Oxford [Sumner County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Derby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 988 people
      • Former names for Oxford:
      • Hapawalla
      • Neptawah
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oxford<3>
    • Wellington [Sumner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellington
      • Wellington [Sumner County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Derby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,550 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wellington<3>
    • Roland [Sumner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roland
      • Roland [Sumner County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Derby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roland
    • Conway Springs [Sumner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conway Springs
      • Conway Springs [Sumner County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Derby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,214 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conway Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Conway Springs<3>
    • Mayfield [Sumner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayfield
      • Mayfield [Sumner County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Derby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 104 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayfield
    • Milton [Sumner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
      • Milton [Sumner County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Derby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Milton:
      • Levy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
    • Milan [Sumner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milan
      • Milan [Sumner County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Derby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 77 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milan
    • Argonia [Sumner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argonia
      • Argonia [Sumner County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Derby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 462 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Argonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Argonia<3>
    • South Haven [Sumner County]
    • Hunnewell [Sumner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunnewell
      • Hunnewell [Sumner County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Derby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 59 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunnewell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunnewell

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Derby, see our County-by-County Page for Derby.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Derby ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 51 newspapers that have been published in the area around Derby.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Derby. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Derby and those printed in the larger area surrounding Derby.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 34 miles [54.7 km] of Derby.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Derby:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Kansas

Cemeteries Near Derby ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Derby.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Derby covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • El Paso Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the El Paso Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the El Paso Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on El Paso Cemetery
  • Hillcrest Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hillcrest Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hillcrest Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillcrest Cemetery
  • Eastridge Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eastridge Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Eastridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastridge Cemetery
  • Branson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Branson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Branson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branson Cemetery
  • Waco Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Waco Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Waco Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waco Cemetery
  • Union Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Union Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Union Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Reflection Point Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Reflection Point Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Reflection Point Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reflection Point Cemetery
    • Roll Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Roll Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Roll Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Roll Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Derby.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roll Cemetery
    • Prairie Garden Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Prairie Garden Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Prairie Garden Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Prairie Garden Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Derby.
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    • Mulvane Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mulvane Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mulvane Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mulvane Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Derby.
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    • Littleton Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Littleton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Littleton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Littleton Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Derby.
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    • Rose Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rose Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rose Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Rose Hill Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Derby.
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    • Calvary Cemetery
    • Friends Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Friends Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Friends Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Friends Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Derby.
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    • Dunlap Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dunlap Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dunlap Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Dunlap Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Derby.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunlap Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Derby had a population of 256 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Derby had a population of 25,145 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Derby, with the one closest to Derby listed first.

  • Derby [Sedgwick County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derby
    • Derby [Sedgwick County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Derby
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 256 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,145 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Derby had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Derby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Derby:
    • El Paso
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Derby
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Derby<3>
  • Waco [Sedgwick County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waco
    • Waco [Sedgwick County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Derby
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 41 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Waco had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Waco:
    • Cowskin
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waco
  • Mulvane [Sedgwick County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mulvane
    • Mulvane [Sedgwick County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Derby
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 724 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,566 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mulvane had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mulvane have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mulvane
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mulvane<3>
  • Haysville [Sedgwick County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haysville
    • Haysville [Sedgwick County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Derby
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,389 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Haysville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haysville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haysville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Haysville<3>
  • Rose Hill [Butler County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose Hill
    • Rose Hill [Butler County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Derby
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,979 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Rose Hill had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rose Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rose Hill<3>
  • Peck [Sedgwick County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peck
    • Peck [Sedgwick County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Derby
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 73 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Peck had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peck
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peck<3>
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    • Oatville [Sedgwick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oatville
      • Oatville [Sedgwick County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Derby
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Oatville had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oatville
    • Wichita [Sedgwick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wichita
      • Wichita [Sedgwick County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Derby
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 23,853 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 391,731 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Wichita had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wichita
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wichita<3>
    • Bayneville [Sedgwick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayneville
      • Bayneville [Sedgwick County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Derby
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 28 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bayneville had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayneville
    • Zyba [Sumner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zyba
      • Zyba [Sumner County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Derby
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Zyba had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zyba have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Zyba has also been known as:
      • Zuba
      • Zyber
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    • Belle Plaine [Sumner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belle Plaine
      • Belle Plaine [Sumner County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Derby
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 659 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,535 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Belle Plaine had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belle Plaine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belle Plaine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belle Plaine<3>
    • Andover [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Andover
      • Andover [Butler County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Derby
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 270 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,672 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Andover had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Andover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Andover:
      • Cloud
      • Andover has also been known as:
      • Cloud City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Andover<3>
    • Minneha [Sedgwick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minneha
      • Minneha [Sedgwick County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Derby
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Minneha had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minneha have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Minneha:
      • Manchester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minneha
    • Clearwater [Sedgwick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clearwater
      • Clearwater [Sedgwick County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Derby
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 408 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,580 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Clearwater had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clearwater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Clearwater:
      • Clear Water
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clearwater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clearwater<3>
    • Riverdale [Sumner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverdale
      • Riverdale [Sumner County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Derby
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Riverdale had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Derby. See our List of 1890's Communities around Derby.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Derby ...

While our initial data about Derby came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Derby in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Derby.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Derby:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Rand McNally Map of Kansas (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

We have found Derby in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Derby for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Derby. See our Misc Page for Derby for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Kansas

About Sedgwick County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Derby: www.derbyweb.com/

The official website for Sedgwick County: www.sedgwickcounty.org/

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Derby) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Derby. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DerbyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Derby. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5548, Longitude: -97.2558       In this case, the coordinates for Derby have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Derby, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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