Wonsevu, Kansas

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Wonsevu, Kansas
Unincorporated community
2005 KDOT Map of Chase County, Kansas
2005 KDOT Map of Chase County, Kansas
Wonsevu is located in Kansas
Wonsevu
Wonsevu
Location within the state of Kansas
Coordinates: 38°9′3″N 96°46′20″W / 38.15083°N 96.77222°W / 38.15083; -96.77222Coordinates: 38°9′3″N 96°46′20″W / 38.15083°N 96.77222°W / 38.15083; -96.77222
Country USA
State Kansas
County Chase
Government
 • Type Unincorporated
Elevation 1,352 ft (412 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 620
FIPS code 20-80325[1]
GNIS feature ID 0477793[1]

Wonsevu is an unincorporated community in Chase County, Kansas, United States.

History[edit]

Early history[edit]

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, but keeping title to about 7,500 square miles.

19th century[edit]

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 1848, after the Mexican-American War, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo with Spain brought into the United States all or part of land for ten future states, including southwest Kansas. 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.[2]

A post office existed in Wonsevu from August 23, 1875 to October 15, 1907.[3]

The town today is a ghost town, with only a vacant church, school, two vacant houses, and several ruins left.

Geography[edit]

Wonsevu is located at 38°9′3″N 96°46′20″W / 38.15083°N 96.77222°W / 38.15083; -96.77222 (38.1508506, -96.7722418).

Climate[edit]

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.[4]

Education[edit]

Primary and secondary education[edit]

Wonsevu is part of Unified School District 398.[5][6] All students attend schools in Peabody at two schools:

Peabody-Burns High School Sports Championships

Infrastructure[edit]

Utilities[edit]

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External links[edit]

1914 Regional Railroad Map
Newspaper
School
Maps