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Our Genealogy Helper for Sedan ...

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 Sedan (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 Sedan. 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.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 east contained birth and death records; the county to the south 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.

Sedan is located in Chautauqua County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Chautauqua County: Cowley, Elk, Montgomery, Osage (OK) & Washington (OK).

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

  DirDistance
Chautauqua     (The home county for Sedan)
  Peru   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Chautauqua   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Elgin   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Niotaze   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Wauneta   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Hewins   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Cedar Vale   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Butler
  Latham   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Cowley
  Cambridge   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Dexter   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Maple City   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Burden   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Tisdale   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Atlanta   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Silverdale   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  New Salem   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Elk
  Elk Falls   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Moline   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Oak Valley   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Longton   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Grenola   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Howard   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Fiat   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Greenwood
  Fall River   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Severy   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Piedmont   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Climax   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Montgomery
  Havana   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Caney   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Elk City   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Tyro   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Independence   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Dearing   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Coffeyville   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Avian - Historic   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Kalloch - Historic   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Liberty   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Cherryvale   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Wilson
  Buxton   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lafontaine   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  New Albany   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Fredonia   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Neodesha   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hilford   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Altoona   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Nowata (OK)
  Wann (OK)   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  South Coffeyville (OK)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lenapah (OK)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Delaware (OK)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Osage (OK)
  Bowring (OK)   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Foraker (OK)   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Grainola (OK)   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Pawhuska (OK)   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Shidler (OK)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Webb City (OK)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Pershing (OK)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Barnsdall (OK)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Wynona (OK)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Little Chief (OK)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Washington (OK)
  Copan (OK)   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Dewey (OK)   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bartlesville (OK)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hogshooter (OK)   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ochelata (OK)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Sedan ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sedan.

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 click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a Google map will open showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery or some of the headstones.

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 Sedan covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Casement Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Alford Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Peru Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Riley Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Booth Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Chautauqua Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Spring Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Moore Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Findley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McClarney Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Charles Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Robert Marshall Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Denick Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Elgin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mooney Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW District 1 Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lerado Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Elcado Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hardrock Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Sedan ...

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 83 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sedan.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Sedan. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Sedan and those printed in the larger area surrounding Sedan.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 48 miles [77.2 km] of Sedan.

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.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Sedan had a population of 970 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2018, Sedan had a population of 1,016 people.

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

Monett   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sedan
 - Monett had a post office and railroad service
 
Peru   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sedan
 - 1895 population of 322 people (with 127 people in 2018)
 - Peru had railroad service and no post office
 
Grafton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sedan
 - Grafton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rogers   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sedan
 - Rogers had a post office and railroad service
 
Chautauqua   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Sedan
 - 1895 population of 286 people (with 93 people in 2018)
 - Chautauqua had a post office and railroad service
 
Elgin   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sedan
 - 1895 population of 156 people (with 81 people in 2018)
 - Elgin had railroad service and no post office
 
Jonesburg - Historic   [Map]
 - While Jonesburg was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sedan
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Jonesburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Niotaze   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sedan
 - Niotaze had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Sedan. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sedan in the 1890's.

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 helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

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

These websites are specific to Kansas:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the Kansas Historical Society

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Kansas to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Chautauqua County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Butler County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cowley County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Elk County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Greenwood County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Montgomery County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wilson County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Nowata County (OK):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Osage County (OK):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Washington County (OK):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Kansas:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Kansas,
Cemeteries of Chautauqua County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Kansas
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Kansas
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for Kansas, for Chautauqua County

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.

Disaster Stories from Kansas
 
Also see Disaster Stories for ...
      Oklahoma

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Sedan ...

While our initial data about Sedan came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Sedan 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 Sedan.

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Sedan:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Kansas

About Chautauqua County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sedan. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sedan) 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 Sedan. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sedan

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sedan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.1269, Longitude: -96.1868     [Map].

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<2>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 Sedan, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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