KDOT map of Chase County (legend)
|state of Kansas|
|Elevation||1,352 ft (412 m)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0477793|
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.
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.
A post office existed in Wonsevu from August 23, 1875 to October 15, 1907.
The town today is a ghost town, with only a vacant church, school, two vacant houses, and several ruins left.
Wonsevu is located at(38.1508506, -96.7722418).
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.
Primary and secondary education
- Peabody-Burns Junior/Senior High School, located in Peabody.
- Peabody-Burns Elementary School, located in Peabody.
Peabody-Burns High School Sports Championships
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- The History of Marion County and Courthouse
- "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
- Climate Summary for Wonsevu, Kansas
- USD 398
- Kansas School District Boundary Map
- Historic Kansas High School Football Playoff List.
- Fran-tic Climb; The Topeka Capital-Journal; November 1, 2003.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Wonsevu, Kansas.|
- Peabody Gazette-Bulletin, newspaper
- USD 398, school district for Peabody, Burns, Wonsevu, nearby rural areas of Marion / Chase / Harvey / Butler Counties