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Thurman, Kansas
KDOT map of Chase County (legend)
Thurman, Kansas is located in Kansas
Thurman, Kansas
Thurman, Kansas
Location in Kansas
Thurman, Kansas is located in the United States
Thurman, Kansas
Thurman, Kansas
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Kansas
County Chase
1,394 ft (425 m)
 • Total 0
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code 620
GNIS ID 482064
Kansas Map 1914 Chase Dickinson Marion Morris
Location of Thurman according to a 1914 atlas

Thurman is a ghost town in Chase County, Kansas, United States. It was located southeast of Matfield Green in the rural Flint Hills.


Founded in 1874, it experienced a period of decline that concluded in its abandonment in 1944. In 1900, the community was composed of over fifty households, and it included a post office, stores, schools, and a church.

A post office existed in Thurman from August 24, 1874 to January 31, 1909.


The elevation of the Thurman site is 1,394 feet (425 m), and it is located at 38°6′3″N 96°31′1″W / 38.10083°N 96.51694°W / 38.10083; -96.51694 (38.1008519, -96.5169547), in the southeastern part of the county. Today, the site is located in southern Matfield Township.

See also: List of books about Chase County, Kansas
  • Chase County Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT
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