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Welcome to Santa Fe ...

Although we found mention of Santa Fe during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Santa Fe was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..

While we are confident that Santa Fe was located in Finney County, we don't know its actual location within the county.

We've added Santa Fe to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. We would especially like to find the location of Santa Fe - knowing its coordinates, we can explore things like its relationship to neighboring communities, nearby cemeteries, etc. If you can help us with Santa Fe, please Contact Us.


When the people of Santa Fe refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Santa Fean<2>

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Santa Fe might be (or was) located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

We believe that Santa Fe would be found within the (620) area code.

Communities Also Named Santa Fe ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Kansas communities named Santa Fe: This one is located in Finney County and the other is located in Haskell County.

Beyond Kansas, there are 13 communities that are also named Santa Fe - they are located in Colorado (2), Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Santa Fe.

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The official website for Finney County: www.finneycounty.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Santa Fe and then turned west". While Santa Fe could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Santa Fe as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Santa Fe could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Santa Fe refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Santa Fe may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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