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Sedan, Kansas

Sedan, Kansas

Welcome to Sedan! Nestled in the scenic Chautauqua Hills, this community of 1300 offers the very best in small town living.

Sedan became the county seat of Chautauqua County in 1875 after a bitter County Seat War. The county was named after Chautauqua, N.Y., the past home of a legislator involved in the dispute. The courthouse was built in 1918 and remodeled in 1989.

The city of Sedan was established in 1876. Legend says Sedan was named for Sedan, France, due to the similarity in the wooded, rolling hills. In the 1880\'s a building boom resulted in the construction of many brick, sandstone and limestone buildings downtown.

More than a dozen retail shops along Main Street are housed in structures built prior to the turn-of-the-century, including Ackarman Hardware, which opened its doors in 1879 and is the valued cornerstone of Sedan\'s business district.

OIL, discovered near Sedan in 1904 resulted in expensive exploration and production in the county. Today, more than a half million barrels of oil are produced annually in Chautauqua County and contribute to the Sedan economy.

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Attractions and Upcoming Events

Emmett Kelly Museum

The Emmett Kelly Museum houses memorabilia of the world famous Wearie Willie Emmett Kelly, who was born in Sedan in 1898 and of his son Emmett Jr.; also showing memorabilia of D.W. Washburn as Sparky The Clown, a juggler, ventriloquist, magician, and pantomimist. Sparky was born in Chanute, KS; 1500

Sedan, KS Museums

Kurtis Arts Plaza

Art and Dance classes- Art Show with Yellow Brick Road Festival, Children's Art Show, Lovely flower garden and Prairie Passage Statue by Will Wilson. YBR Backyard BBQ Cook-off held May 28, 2016

Sedan, KS Art

Hollow's St. Charles School House

St. Charles Country School House is Sedan's most scenic setting with gazebo, winding board walk over a stream,and an outdoor theatre all in the hollow open to all. "The Hollow"

Sedan, KS Historic Buildings

Gregg Theatre

The theater, reminiscent of days gone by, shows first run movies on weekends and is the home of a talented local community theater group, Howard County Players which produces two to three performances during the year.

Sedan, KS Theatres

The Yellow Brick Road

The Yellow Brick Road in Sedan circles the entire downtown area with 11,786 purchased bricks with people's names inscribed on them. Every state in the United States is represented at least once, and 28

Sedan, KS One Of A Kinds

Things to do near Sedan, KS

Olive Ann Beach

Olive Ann Beach, co-founder of the Beech Aircraft Corporation, was born and raised on a farm south of Waverly. After high ...