Thursday, April 09, 2020

215 N Chautauqua  -  Courthouse

Sedan, KS 67361

City of Sedan

City Hall 
111 East Cherokee St.
Sedan, KS 67361
(620) 725-3193

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The land on which the Sedan town site was located belonged to F. G. Bowers.  The Sedan Town Company obtained the land.  1870 Thomas Scurr with a load of lumber to build a store came into the valley and thought it looked like his home in Sedan, France, therefore he named it Sedan.  The first post office was established in 1871 but do to a lack of patronage it was closed and moved to

Ross City.  In 1874 the Post office was re-establsihed in Sedan.  At the time Sedan had a store, blacksmith shop and a school.  Lots were given to anyone who would build on them.  The population was 200.


In 1875 the Kansas Legislature divided Howard County into Chautauqua County and Elk Count naming Sedan as county seat of Chautauqua County.  The citizens of Sedan began immediately to build a Courthouse.  April 3, 1876 prominent men of Sedan filed a petition for the town to be incorporated with District Judge W. P. Cambell.  The first mayor was A. B. King and five council men composed the governing body.




 Sedan City Hall,  111 E. Cherokee 


 Council Meetings:

2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month @ 4:30pm

Mayor  Jack Warren

Clerk  Sherry Miller

Treasurer Ralene Davis

Council President Brett Dickens

Council Members:Crystal Wade, Jaime Littlepage, Theresa Wilson, Lee Coate 

General Superintendent John Miller, Chief of Police Kirk Richardson. City Crew:  Jim Miller, Rodney Coward, Kolby Gorby and Kevin Henson.


Annual Events:


Redbud Tour - Early April

Easter Egg Hunt Sunday before Easter

Spring City Wide Garage Sales - First Weekend in May

Block Party - Friday before Memorial Day

Yellow Brick Road Festival - Saturday before Memorial Day

Chautauqua Hills Blues Festival - Saturday and Sunday before Memorial Day

Fireworks at Old City Lake - July 3

Chautauqua County Fair - July 24-27

Fabulous Finds on Hwy 99 - 4th Friday and Saturday of September

Loren Smith Memorial Horse Shoe Tournament - Second Saturday in October

Halloween Trunk or Treat - October 31



The Hollow Park

St. Charles Schoolhouse

Sedan City Park and Swimming Pool

Lou Todd Rodeo Arena

Chautauqua County Fairgrounds

Baseball/Softball Fields

Grass Greens Municipal Golf Course

Quivera Boy Scout Ranch/Camp

Flint Hills Christian Camp

The Gregg Theater

Farmers Market

Sedan City Lakes 

Butcher Falls



Sedan Senior Citizen Center - 124 E. Main

Meet 1st and 3rd Thursdays noon, Covered Dish


Chautauqua County Historical and Genealogical Society

115 W. Main

Meet first Thursday of the Month at 6:30 pm

Vera Miller President

Don Dilley, Vice-President

Cheryl Hurst, Secretary

Carlotta Munson, Treasurer

Jim Chase, Gen-Tree Editor



Sedan Lion's Club


 Lions Club meets every Monday at noon at Buck's.  September through June.

Rodney Dickens-President

Brett Dickens-Vice President

Tim Hills-Treasurer

Amy Lampson-Secretary


Sedan Area Foundation meets the second Wednesday of every month at 5:00 pm at the First National Bank meeting room.

Steve Clark-President 

June Mendenhall-Vice President

Mary Kurtis-Secretary

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