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[[Image:Map of Kansas highlighting Southeast Kansas.gif|thumb|Map of the region]]
'''Southeast Kansas''' is a [[region]] of the [[United States|U.S.]] [[U.S. state|state]] of [[Kansas]]. It can be roughly defined by [[Woodson County, Kansas|Woodson County]] in the northwest, [[Bourbon County, Kansas|Bourbon County]] in the northeast, [[Cherokee County, Kansas|Cherokee County]] in the southeast, and [[Montgomery County, Kansas|Montgomery County]] in the southwest. Geographically it is dominated by a broad rolling landscape located between the [[Flint Hills]] to the west and includes [[the Ozarks]] to the southeast. Some notable [[town]]s there include [[Pittsburg, Kansas|Pittsburg]], [[Parsons, Kansas|Parsons]], [[Coffeyville, Kansas|Coffeyville]], [[Independence, Kansas|Independence]], [[Chanute, Kansas|Chanute]], [[Fort Scott, Kansas|Fort Scott]], and [[Iola, Kansas|Iola]]. The region has a land area of 13,624.13 km² (5,260.30 sq mi) and a 2000 census population of 180,815 inhabitants. It has 6.43% of the state's land area and 6.726% of its population. It is dominated by a broad rolling landscape that includes [[the Ozarks]]. It receives more precipitation than any other part of Kansas. Southeast Kansas is located in the [[tallgrass prairie]] ecosystem of [[North America]]. Originally inhabited by several [[Native Americans in the United States|Native American]] [[tribe]]s, [[frontier]] towns largely dependent on [[cattle]] [[ranching]], and [[mining]], were wracked by violence over the issue of [[slavery]] both before and during the [[American Civil War]]. Southeast Kansas offers one of the premier reconstructions of early life in the [[United States Army]] at [[Fort Scott National Historic Site]].
Counties of Southeast Kansas:
[[Allen County, Kansas|Allen County]]
[[Bourbon County, Kansas|Bourbon County]]
[[Cherokee County, Kansas|Cherokee County]]
[[Crawford County, Kansas|Crawford County]]
[[Labette County, Kansas|Labette County]]
[[Montgomery County, Kansas|Montgomery County]]
[[Neosho County, Kansas|Neosho County]]
[[Wilson County, Kansas|Wilson County]]
[[Woodson County, Kansas|Woodson County]]
With the addition of: [[Anderson County, Kansas|Anderson County]], [[Chautauqua County, Kansas|Chautauqua County]], [[Coffey County, Kansas|Coffey County]], [[Elk County, Kansas|Elk County]] and [[Linn County, Kansas|Linn County]], it is promoted as the Little Ozarks.
When Southeast Kansas [[KOAM-TV]] refers to this area, [[Greenwood County, Kansas|Greenwood County]] is included. The Southeast Kansas Library System also includes Greenwood County in the Southeast Kansas region.
When Southeast Kansas, Inc. refers to this area [[Miami County, Kansas|Miami County]] is included with the exclusion of Elk, Chautauqua, and Greenwood counties.
*[http://www.sekinc.org/ Southeast Kansas, Inc.]
*[http://www.naturalkansas.org/seks.htm Southeast Kansas Wildlife Viewing Sites]
*[http://www.sekls.lib.ks.us/ Southeast Kansas Library System]
*[http://www.lasr.net/pages/region.php?Little%20Ozarks&Region_ID=KS06 LASR, Little Ozarks, Kansas]
*[http://www.skilonline.com/ SKIL, Southeast Kansas Independent Living, Inc.]