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Chase County is a county located in Central Kansas
Kansas
Kansas is a US state located in the Midwestern United States. It is named after the Kansas River which flows through it, which in turn was named after the Kansa Native American tribe, which inhabited the area. The tribe's name is often said to mean "people of the wind" or "people of the south...

, in the Central
Central United States
The Central United States is sometimes conceived as between the Eastern United States and Western United States as part of a three-region model, roughly coincident with the Midwestern United States plus the western and central portions of the Southern United States; the term is also sometimes used...

 United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 2,790. Its county seat
County seat
A county seat is an administrative center, or seat of government, for a county or civil parish. The term is primarily used in the United States....

 and most populous city is Cottonwood Falls
Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
Cottonwood Falls is the largest city and county seat of Chase County, Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 903.-History:-19th century:...

. Chase County is part of the Emporia
Emporia, Kansas
Emporia is a city in and the county seat of Lyon County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 24,916. Emporia lies between Topeka and Wichita at the intersection of U.S. Route 50 with Interstates 335 and 35 on the Kansas Turnpike...

 Micropolitan Statistical Area
Emporia micropolitan area
The Emporia Micropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of two counties in Kansas, anchored by the city of Emporia....

.

The county has been the subject of a book by William Least Heat-Moon
William Least Heat-Moon
William Least Heat-Moon, the byname of William Lewis Trogdon is an American travel writer of English, Irish and Osage Nation ancestry. He is the author of a bestselling trilogy of topographical U.S. travel writing.-Biography:...

. Notre Dame
Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team is the football team of the University of Notre Dame. The team is currently coached by Brian Kelly.Notre Dame competes as an Independent at the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision level, and is a founding member of the Bowl Championship Series coalition. It is an...

 coach Knute Rockne
Knute Rockne
Knute Kenneth Rockne was an American football player and coach. He is regarded as one of the greatest coaches in college football history...

 died in a 1931 plane crash in the county. The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve is a United States National Preserve located in the Flint Hills region of Kansas, north of Strong City. The preserve protects a nationally significant example of the once vast tallgrass prairie ecosystem...

 was established in the county in 1996. The center of population
Center of population
In demographics, the center of population of a region is a geographical point that describes a centerpoint of the region's population...

 of Kansas is located in Chase County, about four miles north of Strong City
Strong City, Kansas
Strong City is a city in Chase County, Kansas, United States. It is named after William Barstow Strong, former president of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 485.-19th century:...

.

The county should not be confused with the city of Chase
Chase, Kansas
Chase is a city in Rice County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 477.The city should not be confused with Chase County.-History:...

, which is located in Rice County
Rice County, Kansas
Rice County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas; it was named in memory of Samuel Allen Rice, Brigadier-General, United States volunteers, killed April 30, 1864, at Jenkins Ferry, Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 10,083...

.

19th century



The south-western border one mile "notch" into Marion County
Marion County, Kansas
Marion County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 12,660. The county seat is Marion...

 was established under unusual circumstances. A murder had occurred and Marion County didn't want to have the trial, so a section one mile wide and eighteen miles long was ceded to Chase County to ensure the murder had occurred there. The one mile strip of land remains in Chase County to this day.

In 1887, Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway , often abbreviated as Santa Fe, was one of the larger railroads in the United States. The company was first chartered in February 1859...

 built a branch line from Neva (3 miles west of Strong City
Strong City, Kansas
Strong City is a city in Chase County, Kansas, United States. It is named after William Barstow Strong, former president of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 485.-19th century:...

) to Superior, Nebraska
Superior, Nebraska
Superior is a city in Nuckolls County, Nebraska, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 1,957.Superior bills itself as the "Victorian Capital of Nebraska", and holds an annual Victorian Festival...

. This branch line connected Strong City
Strong City, Kansas
Strong City is a city in Chase County, Kansas, United States. It is named after William Barstow Strong, former president of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 485.-19th century:...

, Neva, Rockland, Diamond Springs, Burdick
Burdick, Kansas
Burdick is an unincorporated community in southwestern Morris County, Kansas, United States. It lies along local roads south-southwest of the city of Council Grove, the county seat of Morris County. Its elevation is 1,453 feet , and it is located at...

, Lost Springs
Lost Springs, Kansas
Lost Springs is a city in Marion County, Kansas, United States. It was named for the old lost spring near the city. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 70.-19th century:...

, Jacobs, Hope
Hope, Kansas
Hope is a city in southern Dickinson County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 368. The motto of Hope is "There Will Always Be Hope In Kansas", which is also the name of a song.-History:...

, Navarre
Navarre, Kansas
Navarre is a small unincorporated community in Dickinson County, Kansas, United States. The post office was established February 7, 1884, and discontinued September 3, 1971.-History:...

, Enterprise
Enterprise, Kansas
Enterprise is a city in Dickinson County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 855.-History:On January 10, 1883, the Enterprise Town Company, capital $50,000, was organized. The following officers were elected: V. P. Wilson, president; John Johntz, vice-president;...

, Abilene
Abilene, Kansas
Abilene is a city in and the county seat of Dickinson County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 6,844.-History:...

, Talmage
Talmage, Kansas
Talmage is a small unincorporated community in Dickinson County, Kansas, United States. The post office was established December 22, 1887.-History:...

, Manchester
Manchester, Kansas
Manchester is a city in Dickinson County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 95.-History:In 1887, Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway built a branch line from Neva through Manchester to Superior, Nebraska...

, Longford
Longford, Kansas
Longford is a city in Clay County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 79.-History:In 1887, Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway built a branch line from Neva through Longford to Superior, Nebraska...

, Oak Hill
Oak Hill, Kansas
Oak Hill is a city in Clay County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 24.-History:In 1887, Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway built a branch line from Neva through Oak Hill to Superior, Nebraska...

, Miltonvale
Miltonvale, Kansas
Miltonvale is a city in Cloud County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 539.-History:Miltonvale was founded on December 1, 1881.From 1909 to 1972, it was the home of Miltonvale Wesleyan College....

, Aurora
Aurora, Kansas
Aurora is a city in Cloud County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 60.-History:In 1887, Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway built a branch line from Neva through Aurora to Superior, Nebraska...

, Huscher
Huscher, Kansas
Huscher is an unincorporated rural area in Cloud County, Kansas, United States.-History:In 1887, Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway built a branch line from Neva through Huscher to Superior, Nebraska. In 1996, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway merged with Burlington Northern Railroad...

, Concordia
Concordia, Kansas
Concordia is a city in and the county seat of Cloud County, Kansas, United States. Located on the Republican River in the Smoky Hills region of the Great Plains, Concordia was founded in 1871 and is an economic and cultural center in north-central Kansas...

, Kackley
Kackley, Kansas
Kackley is an unincorporated rural area in Republic County, Kansas, United States.-History:In 1887, Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway built a branch line from Neva through Kackley to Superior, Nebraska. In 1996, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway merged with Burlington Northern...

, Courtland
Courtland, Kansas
Courtland is a city in Republic County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 285.-History:In 1887, Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway built a branch line from Neva through Courtland to Superior, Nebraska...

, Webber
Webber, Kansas
Webber is a city in Jewell County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 25.-History:In 1887, Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway built a branch line from Neva through Webber to Superior, Nebraska...

, Superior
Superior, Nebraska
Superior is a city in Nuckolls County, Nebraska, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 1,957.Superior bills itself as the "Victorian Capital of Nebraska", and holds an annual Victorian Festival...

. At some point, the line from Neva to Lost Springs
Lost Springs, Kansas
Lost Springs is a city in Marion County, Kansas, United States. It was named for the old lost spring near the city. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 70.-19th century:...

 was pulled but the right of way has not been abandoned. This branch line was originally called "Strong City and Superior line" but later the name was shortened to the "Strong City line".

Law and government


Following amendment to the Kansas Constitution in 1986, the county remained a prohibition, or "dry"
Dry county
A dry county is a county in the United States whose government forbids the sale of alcoholic beverages. Some prohibit off-premises sale, some prohibit on-premises sale, and some prohibit both. Hundreds of dry counties exist across the United States, almost all of them in the South...

, county until 1988, when voters approved the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink with a 30% food sales requirement.

Geography


Chase County is centrally located in the eastern half of the state in the Flint Hills
Flint Hills
The Flint Hills, historically known as Bluestem Pastures or Blue Stem Hills, are a band of hills in eastern Kansas stretching into north-central Oklahoma, extending from Marshall County, Kansas and Washington County, Kansas in the north to Cowley County, Kansas and Osage County, Oklahoma in the south...

 geologic region.
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 778.01 square miles (2,015 km²), of which 775.89 square miles (2,009.5 km²) (or 99.73%) is land and 2.12 square miles (5.5 km²) (or 0.27%) is water.

Adjacent counties

  • Morris County
    Morris County, Kansas
    Morris County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 5,923. The largest city and county seat is Council Grove.-19th century:...

     (north)
  • Lyon County
    Lyon County, Kansas
    Lyon County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. The county was named for General Nathaniel Lyon, who was killed at the Battle of Wilson's Creek in the Civil War. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 33,690. Emporia is the largest city and county seat...

     (east)
  • Greenwood County
    Greenwood County, Kansas
    Greenwood County is a county located in Southeast Kansas, in the Central United States. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 6,689...

     (southeast)
  • Butler County
    Butler County, Kansas
    Butler County is a county located in South Central Kansas, in the Central United States. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 65,880. Its county seat and most populous city is El Dorado. The county is a part of the Wichita Metropolitan Statistical Area.-19th century:It was named in...

     (southwest)
  • Marion County
    Marion County, Kansas
    Marion County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 12,660. The county seat is Marion...

     (west)

Major highways


Sources: National Atlas, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Interstate 35 All of I-35 in Chase County is part of the Kansas Turnpike
    Kansas Turnpike
    The Kansas Turnpike is a freeway-standard toll road that lies entirely within the U.S. state of Kansas. It runs in a general southwest-northeast direction from the Oklahoma border, and passes through several major Kansas cities, including Wichita, Topeka, Lawrence and Kansas City...

     and inaccessible to the general public from within the county. The closest access points are via U.S. Route 50 in Emporia
    Emporia, Kansas
    Emporia is a city in and the county seat of Lyon County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 24,916. Emporia lies between Topeka and Wichita at the intersection of U.S. Route 50 with Interstates 335 and 35 on the Kansas Turnpike...

     or Kansas Highway 177 in Cassoday
    Cassoday, Kansas
    Cassoday is a city in Butler County, Kansas, United States. It is known as the "Prairie Chicken Capital of the World." As of the 2010 census, the city population was 129.-Geography:Cassoday is located at , in the scenic Flint Hills...

    . There is a private interchange located southeast of Bazaar
    Bazaar, Kansas
    Bazaar is an unincorporated community in Chase County, Kansas, United States. The community is part of the Emporia Micropolitan Statistical Area. It is notable for being near the place of the 1931 Trans World Airlines Flight 599 crash that killed University of Notre Dame coach Knute Rockne...

     for loading cattle. The overpass names the interchange the "Bazaar Cattle Crossing."
  • U.S. Route 50
    U.S. Route 50
    U.S. Route 50 is a major east–west route of the U.S. Highway system, stretching just over from Ocean City, Maryland on the Atlantic Ocean to West Sacramento, California. Until 1972, when it was replaced by Interstate Highways west of the Sacramento area, it extended to San Francisco, near...

  • Kansas Highway 150
    K-150 (Kansas highway)
    K-150 is the designation for a state highway in the U.S. state of Kansas. The route links US-56 and US-77 north and east of Marion with US-50 west of Elmdale. It runs through the Flint Hills region of Kansas...

  • Kansas Highway 177
    K-177 (Kansas highway)
    K-177 is a state highway in central Kansas. It runs from US-54 near El Dorado to Manhattan, passing through the Flint Hills. It is part of the Flint Hills Scenic Byway and the Prairie Parkway.-Route description:...


Demographics


As of the U.S. Census in 2000
United States Census, 2000
The Twenty-second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13.2% over the 248,709,873 persons enumerated during the 1990 Census...

, there were 3,030 people, 1,246 households, and 817 families residing in the county. The population density
Population density
Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and particularly to humans...

 was 4 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 1,529 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup
Race (United States Census)
Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, as defined by the Federal Office of Management and Budget and the United States Census Bureau, are self-identification data items in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify, and indicate whether or not they are...

 of the county was 96.90% White
White American
White Americans are people of the United States who are considered or consider themselves White. The United States Census Bureau defines White people as those "having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa...

, 1.02% Black or African American
African American
African Americans are citizens or residents of the United States who have at least partial ancestry from any of the native populations of Sub-Saharan Africa and are the direct descendants of enslaved Africans within the boundaries of the present United States...

, 0.56% Native American
Native Americans in the United States
Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples in North America within the boundaries of the present-day continental United States, parts of Alaska, and the island state of Hawaii. They are composed of numerous, distinct tribes, states, and ethnic groups, many of which survive as...

, 0.13% Asian
Asian American
Asian Americans are Americans of Asian descent. The U.S. Census Bureau definition of Asians as "Asian” refers to a person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent, including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan,...

, 0.56% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races
Multiracial
The terms multiracial and mixed-race describe people whose ancestries come from multiple races. Unlike the term biracial, which often is only used to refer to having parents or grandparents of two different races, the term multiracial may encompass biracial people but can also include people with...

. Hispanic
Hispanic
Hispanic is a term that originally denoted a relationship to Hispania, which is to say the Iberian Peninsula: Andorra, Gibraltar, Portugal and Spain. During the Modern Era, Hispanic sometimes takes on a more limited meaning, particularly in the United States, where the term means a person of ...

 or Latino
Latino
The demonyms Latino and Latina , are defined in English language dictionaries as:* "a person of Latin-American descent."* "A Latin American."* "A person of Hispanic, especially Latin-American, descent, often one living in the United States."...

 of any race were 1.75% of the population.

There were 1,246 household
Household
The household is "the basic residential unit in which economic production, consumption, inheritance, child rearing, and shelter are organized and carried out"; [the household] "may or may not be synonymous with family"....

s out of which 28.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.60% were married couples
Marriage
Marriage is a social union or legal contract between people that creates kinship. It is an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually intimate and sexual, are acknowledged in a variety of ways, depending on the culture or subculture in which it is found...

 living together, 7.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.40% were non-families. 31.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 6.50% from 18 to 24, 26.60% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 18.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 103.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.40 males.

The median income for a household
Median household income
The median household income is commonly used to generate data about geographic areas and divides households into two equal segments with the first half of households earning less than the median household income and the other half earning more...

 in the county was $32,656, and the median income for a family was $39,848. Males had a median income of $27,402 versus $21,528 for females. The per capita income
Per capita income
Per capita income or income per person is a measure of mean income within an economic aggregate, such as a country or city. It is calculated by taking a measure of all sources of income in the aggregate and dividing it by the total population...

 for the county was $17,422. About 4.10% of families and 8.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.00% of those under age 18 and 6.30% of those age 65 or over.

Incorporated cities


Name and population ( estimate):
  • Cottonwood Falls
    Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
    Cottonwood Falls is the largest city and county seat of Chase County, Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 903.-History:-19th century:...

    , (county seat)
  • Strong City
    Strong City, Kansas
    Strong City is a city in Chase County, Kansas, United States. It is named after William Barstow Strong, former president of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 485.-19th century:...

    ,
  • Matfield Green
    Matfield Green, Kansas
    Matfield Green is a city in Chase County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 47.-Geography:Matfield Green is located at ., in the scenic Flint Hills of the Great Plains...

    ,
  • Cedar Point
    Cedar Point, Kansas
    Cedar Point is a city in Chase County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 28.-History:In 1871, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway built a main line east-west through Cedar Grove. In 1996, it merged with Burlington Northern Railroad and renamed to the...

    ,
  • Elmdale
    Elmdale, Kansas
    Elmdale is a city in Chase County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 55.-19th century:In 1871, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway built a main line east-west through Elmdale. In 1996, it merged with Burlington Northern Railroad and renamed to the current...

    ,

Unincorporated places

  • Bazaar
    Bazaar, Kansas
    Bazaar is an unincorporated community in Chase County, Kansas, United States. The community is part of the Emporia Micropolitan Statistical Area. It is notable for being near the place of the 1931 Trans World Airlines Flight 599 crash that killed University of Notre Dame coach Knute Rockne...

  • Birley
  • Clements
    Clements, Kansas
    Clements is an unincorporated community in Chase County, Kansas, United States.-19th century:In 1871, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway built a main line east-west through Clements. In 1996, it merged with Burlington Northern Railroad and renamed to the current BNSF Railway...

  • Gladstone
  • Homestead
  • Hymer
  • Matfield Green
  • Rockland
  • Rural
  • Saffordville
    Saffordville, Kansas
    Saffordville is an unincorporated community in Chase County, Kansas, United States.-19th century:In 1871, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway built a main line east-west through Safford. In 1996, it merged with Burlington Northern Railroad and renamed to the current BNSF Railway. The Santa...

  • Toledo
  • Wonsevu
    Wonsevu, Kansas
    Wonsevu is an unincorporated community in Chase County, Kansas, United States.-Primary and secondary education:Wonsevu is part of Unified School District 398...


Ghost towns

  • Clover Cliff
  • Elk
    Elk, Kansas
    Elk is a ghost town in Diamond Creek Township, Chase County, Kansas, United States. Founded in the 19th century, it remained into the 1920s. The community is no longer in existence....

  • Ellinor
  • Morgan
  • Neva
  • Thurman
    Thurman, Kansas
    Thurman is a ghost town in Chase County, Kansas, United States. Founded in 1874, it experienced a period of decline that concluded in its abandonment in 1944...


Townships


Chase County is divided into nine townships
Civil township
A civil township is a widely used unit of local government in the United States, subordinate to, and geographic divisions of, a county. Specific responsibilities and the degree of autonomy vary based on each state. Civil townships are distinct from survey townships, but in states that have both,...

. None of the cities within the county are considered governmentally independent, and all figures for the townships include those of the cities. In the following table, the population center is the largest city (or cities) included in that township's population total, if it is of a significant size.
Township FIPS  Population
center
Population Population
density
/km² (/sq mi)
Land area
km² (sq mi)
Water area
km² (sq mi)
Water % Geographic coordinates
Bazaar
Bazaar Township, Chase County, Kansas
Bazaar Township is a township in Chase County, Kansas, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 81.-Geography:Bazaar Township covers an area of and contains no incorporated settlements...

 
04700 81 0 (1) 293 (113) 0 (0) 0.17% 38°15′55"N 96°32′3"W
Cedar
Cedar Township, Chase County, Kansas
Cedar Township is a township in Chase County, Kansas, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 116.-Geography:Cedar Township covers an area of and contains no incorporated settlements...

 
11225 116 1 (2) 142 (55) 0 (0) 0.22% 38°8′54"N 96°46′30"W
Cottonwood
Cottonwood Township, Chase County, Kansas
Cottonwood Township is a township in Chase County, Kansas, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 184.-Geography:Cottonwood Township covers an area of and contains one incorporated settlement, Cedar Point...

 
15875 184 1 (2) 209 (81) 0 (0) 0.23% 38°17′23"N 96°45′44"W
Diamond Creek
Diamond Creek Township, Chase County, Kansas
Diamond Creek Township is a township in Chase County, Kansas, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 237. The ghost town of Elk was located in the township.-Geography:...

 
17975 237 1 (2) 373 (144) 1 (0) 0.24% 38°25′31"N 96°40′35"W
Falls
Falls Township, Chase County, Kansas
Falls Township is a township in Chase County, Kansas, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 1,163.-Geography:Falls Township covers an area of and contains one incorporated settlement, Cottonwood Falls...

 
22850 Cottonwood Falls
Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
Cottonwood Falls is the largest city and county seat of Chase County, Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 903.-History:-19th century:...

 
1,163 9 (23) 131 (51) 1 (0) 0.42% 38°21′55"N 96°32′27"W
Homestead
Homestead Township, Chase County, Kansas
Homestead Township is a township in Chase County, Kansas, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 52.-Geography:Homestead Township covers an area of and contains no incorporated settlements. According to the USGS, it contains one cemetery, Homestead.-References:* -External links:* *...

 
32950 52 0 (1) 141 (54) 0 (0) 0.27% 38°10′56"N 96°42′14"W
Matfield
Matfield Township, Chase County, Kansas
Matfield Township is a township in Chase County, Kansas, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 155.-Geography:Matfield Township covers an area of and contains one incorporated settlement, Matfield Green...

 
45125 155 0 (1) 316 (122) 1 (0) 0.29% 38°8′59"N 96°30′56"W
Strong
Strong Township, Chase County, Kansas
Strong Township is a township in Chase County, Kansas, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 740.-Geography:Strong Township covers an area of and contains one incorporated settlement, Strong City...

 
68600 Strong City
Strong City, Kansas
Strong City is a city in Chase County, Kansas, United States. It is named after William Barstow Strong, former president of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 485.-19th century:...

 
740 4 (11) 172 (67) 0 (0) 0.24% 38°24′20"N 96°32′18"W
Toledo
Toledo Township, Chase County, Kansas
Toledo Township is a township in Chase County, Kansas, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 302.-Geography:Toledo Township covers an area of and contains no incorporated settlements...

 
70775 302 1 (3) 233 (90) 1 (0) 0.44% 38°24′49"N 96°23′50"W
Sources:

Unified school districts

  • USD 284, Chase County
    • Cottonwood Falls
      Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
      Cottonwood Falls is the largest city and county seat of Chase County, Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 903.-History:-19th century:...

      , Strong City
      Strong City, Kansas
      Strong City is a city in Chase County, Kansas, United States. It is named after William Barstow Strong, former president of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 485.-19th century:...

      , Matfield Green
      Matfield Green, Kansas
      Matfield Green is a city in Chase County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 47.-Geography:Matfield Green is located at ., in the scenic Flint Hills of the Great Plains...

      , Cedar Point
      Cedar Point, Kansas
      Cedar Point is a city in Chase County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 28.-History:In 1871, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway built a main line east-west through Cedar Grove. In 1996, it merged with Burlington Northern Railroad and renamed to the...

      , Elmdale
      Elmdale, Kansas
      Elmdale is a city in Chase County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 55.-19th century:In 1871, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway built a main line east-west through Elmdale. In 1996, it merged with Burlington Northern Railroad and renamed to the current...

      , Clements
      Clements, Kansas
      Clements is an unincorporated community in Chase County, Kansas, United States.-19th century:In 1871, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway built a main line east-west through Clements. In 1996, it merged with Burlington Northern Railroad and renamed to the current BNSF Railway...

      , Saffordville
      Saffordville, Kansas
      Saffordville is an unincorporated community in Chase County, Kansas, United States.-19th century:In 1871, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway built a main line east-west through Safford. In 1996, it merged with Burlington Northern Railroad and renamed to the current BNSF Railway. The Santa...

      , Bazaar
      Bazaar, Kansas
      Bazaar is an unincorporated community in Chase County, Kansas, United States. The community is part of the Emporia Micropolitan Statistical Area. It is notable for being near the place of the 1931 Trans World Airlines Flight 599 crash that killed University of Notre Dame coach Knute Rockne...

      , Rural Areas
    • Chase County Junior/Senior High School
      Chase County Junior/Senior High School
      Chase County Junior/Senior High School is a public secondary school in Cottonwood Falls, Kansas, USA. It is one of two schools operated by Unified School District 284, and is the sole high school in the district.-History:...



District Office In Neighboring County
  • USD 398, Peabody-Burns
    • Wonsevu
      Wonsevu, Kansas
      Wonsevu is an unincorporated community in Chase County, Kansas, United States.-Primary and secondary education:Wonsevu is part of Unified School District 398...

      , Rural Areas
    • Peabody-Burns Junior/Senior High School
      Peabody-Burns Junior/Senior High School
      Peabody-Burns Junior/Senior High School is a public secondary school in Peabody, Kansas, USA operated by Unified School District 398, and serves students of grades 7 to 12. It is the sole high school in the district for Peabody, Burns, Wonsevu, and nearby rural areas of Marion / Chase / Harvey /...


Literature


Made famous by William Least Heat-Moon
William Least Heat-Moon
William Least Heat-Moon, the byname of William Lewis Trogdon is an American travel writer of English, Irish and Osage Nation ancestry. He is the author of a bestselling trilogy of topographical U.S. travel writing.-Biography:...

's epic book PrairyErth: A Deep Map (1991).

NRHP sites


The following sites in Chase County are listed on the National Register of Historic Places
National Register of Historic Places
The National Register of Historic Places is the United States government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation...

:
  • Cartter Building, Cottonwood Falls
    Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
    Cottonwood Falls is the largest city and county seat of Chase County, Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 903.-History:-19th century:...

  • Cedar Point Mill, Cedar Point
    Cedar Point, Kansas
    Cedar Point is a city in Chase County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 28.-History:In 1871, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway built a main line east-west through Cedar Grove. In 1996, it merged with Burlington Northern Railroad and renamed to the...

  • Chase County Courthouse, Cottonwood Falls
  • Chase County National Bank, Cottonwood Falls
  • Clements Stone Arch Bridge, Clements
  • Clover Cliff Ranch House, Elmdale
    Elmdale, Kansas
    Elmdale is a city in Chase County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 55.-19th century:In 1871, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway built a main line east-west through Elmdale. In 1996, it merged with Burlington Northern Railroad and renamed to the current...

  • Cottonwood River Bridge, Cottonwood Falls
  • Cottonwood River Pratt Truss Bridge, Cedar Point
  • Crocker Ranch, Matfield Green
    Matfield Green, Kansas
    Matfield Green is a city in Chase County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 47.-Geography:Matfield Green is located at ., in the scenic Flint Hills of the Great Plains...

  • Fox Creek Stone Arch Bridge, Strong City
    Strong City, Kansas
    Strong City is a city in Chase County, Kansas, United States. It is named after William Barstow Strong, former president of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 485.-19th century:...


  • State Historical Markers


    See also

    • National Register of Historic Places listings in Chase County, Kansas
      National Register of Historic Places listings in Chase County, Kansas
      This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Chase County, Kansas.This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Chase County, Kansas, United States...



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