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Chautauqua County Historical and Genealogical Society

115 West Main Street

Sedan, KS  67361-1511

CQ   Chautauqua County, Kansas, was established in 1875.  It was created out of Howard County, and named for Chautauqua County, New York, where many early settlers originated. The county seat of Chautauqua County is Sedan, Kansas.

Chautauqua County Old News

courtesy of the Kansas Old Newspaper Transcribers Guild (KCGS)

A Brutal Murder

SEDAN, KS - We have just been given the particulars of one of the most terrible murders ever committed in Chautauqua county. The killing took place on the 19th day of February. The circumstances are about as follows: John Hogan with a wife and six children lived in...

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Horse Thieves

HOWARD, KS - Quite an excitement was created in our city last Wednesday, over the capture by Sheriff Burchfield, of three horse thieves in the northwest part of the county. The circumstances as we gathered them at the preliminary examination are about as follows: On...

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