Wonsevu, Kansas facts for kids
KDOT map of Chase County (legend)
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Wonsevu is an unincorporated community in southwest Chase County, Kansas, United States. It is located at the intersection of Cedar Creek Rd and E Rd, which is 4.5 miles (7.2 km) north of the Chase-Butler county line and 3.75 miles (6.04 km) east of the Chase-Marion county line in the Flint Hills.
- See also: History of Kansas
For many millennia, the Great Plains of North America was inhabited by nomadic Native Americans. From the 16th century to 18th century, the Kingdom of France claimed ownership of large parts of North America. In 1762, after the French and Indian War, France secretly ceded New France to Spain, per the Treaty of Fontainebleau.
In 1802, Spain returned most of the land to France. In 1803, most of the land for modern day Kansas was acquired by the United States from France as part of the 828,000 square mile Louisiana Purchase for 2.83 cents per acre.
In 1854, the Kansas Territory was organized, then in 1861 Kansas became the 34th U.S. state. In 1859, Chase County was established within the Kansas Territory, which included the land for modern day Wonsevu.
A post office existed in Wonsevu from August 23, 1875 to October 15, 1907.
The town today is almost a ghost town, with only a vacant church, school, two vacant houses, and several ruins left.
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Wonsevu has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
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