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Sedgwick County, in the southern part of the state, is 135 miles west of the Missouri line, 250 miles east of Colorado, and is the second county north of Oklahoma. The territory of which it is comprised was included in Butler County until 1867 when Sedgwick was formed by act of the legislature. The description was as follows: "Commencing at the northwest corner of Butler county, thence south to the southwest corner of the same; thence west to the west line of range 4 west; thence north to the south line of township 22; thence east to the place of beginning." In 1872 four townships on the north of the west tier were given to Reno County, and two full tiers from the north were given to Harvey. The county was named in honor of John Sedgwick, a Civil War general, who was killed at Spottsylvania Court House, Va., in May 1864.


County Seat: Wichita, Kansas

Date organized:1870

County History:

  1. Blackmar's Kansas Cyclopedia, Sedgwick County 
  2. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas, Sedgwick County 
  3. Sedgwick County on Wikipedia 

Historic Landmarks, State, National:

  1. National and State Register of Historic Places 
  2. McConnell AFB 
  3. Chisholm Trail 

County Historical Society:

  1. Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum |  Facebook 
  2. National Depression Glass Association

Websites about the county:

  1. Sedgwick County Government  | Facebook 
  2. City of Wichita, Kansas  | Facebook 
  3. City of Derby, Kansas
  4. City of Bel Aire, Kansas  | Facebook 
  5. City of Eastborough, Kansas