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Chautauqua County, Kansas

Date Established: March 25, 1875
Date Organized: June 01, 1875
Location: Kansas map showing location of Chautauqua County
County Seat: Sedan
Origin of Name: Named for Chautauqua County, New York, the birthplace of Edward Jaquins, a member of the Kansas House who in 1875 introduced the bill dividing Howard County into Elk and Chautauqua. The New York county, in turn, derives its name from an Indian word meaning 'foggy place.'
Cities & Townships
PlacePopulation (2010 census)
Belleville Township  569 
Caneyville Township  76 
Center Township  63 
Harrison Township  71 
Hendricks Township  143 
Jefferson Township  686 
Lafayette Township  29 
Little Caney Township  329 
Salt Creek Township  105 
Sedan Township  1,435 
Summit Township  78 
Washington Township  85 
Total population: 3,669 

Township map of Chautauqua County, 2000
Population:
1880 (11,072)
1890 (12,297)
1900 (11,804)
1910 (11,429)
1920 (11,598)
1930 (10,352)
1940 (9,233)
1950 (7,376)
1960 (5,956)
1970 (4,642)
1980 (5,016)
1990 (4,407)
2000 (4,359)
2010 (3,669)
Other Resources: Post offices in Chautauqua County
Cemeteries in Chautauqua County, As of 1906
Newspapers Available on Microfilm
Townships and Independent Cities in Chautauqua County
Bibliography
Kansas Memory
Links to Other Sites: Chautauqua County page [Blue Skyways]
Chautauqua County GenWeb
Early Kansas Maps [KanColl]
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