Thurman, Kansas

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Thurman's location according to a 1914 atlas

Thurman is a ghost town in Chase County, Kansas, United States. 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.[1]

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),[2] in the southeastern part of the county.[3] Today, the site is located in southern Matfield Township.[4]


  1. ^ Ghost Settlement on the Prairie: A Biography of Thurman, Kansas, University Press of Kansas, 2007. Accessed 2009-06-30.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Thurman, Kansas
  3. ^ Page 14 from Atlas of the World, 1914. Accessed 2009-06-30.
  4. ^ DeLorme. Kansas Atlas & Gazetteer. 4th ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2009, 50. ISBN 0-89933-342-7.