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Labette County, Kansas


The Pecan Capital of Kansas

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Statistics & Facts

The Kansas state capital is Topeka.
The population of Chetopa is approximately 1,357 (1990), 1125 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 698 (1990), 493 (2010).
The amount of land area in Chetopa is 3.081 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.089 sq kilometers.
The distance from Chetopa to Washington DC is 1033 miles.
The distance to the Kansas state capital is 142 miles. (as the crow flies)
Chetopa is positioned 37.03 degrees north of the equator and 95.09 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

On April 9, 2002, Chetopa was named the pecan capital of Kansas by Senator Dwayne Umbarger in Topeka.

Chetopa was founded in 1857 by Dr. George Lisle and received its name by an Osage village chief named Chetopah. Chetopa was destroyed on Nov. 19, 1863 by United States Army troops to prevent the property from falling into the hands of rebels. The city was rebuilt in the spring of 1866. Much more information can be found at our city museum.
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Chetopa has 4 parks, with 3 of them along the Neosho river with access to fishing. We have great camping areas with a quiet atmosphere. Chetopa is close to the Missouri and Oklahoma state lines. Fine restaurants, convenience stores, grocery store, old-fashioned drug store and many more attractions.
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Chetopa City Government

City of Chetopa

Chetopa Historical Events

1916, January 7
Henry Johnson was born on the 7th of Jan in 1916.
Married and raised six children in Chetopa. Of those six, three still live in town. Henry served in the army under the 135th infantry during 1944 to 1945 as a Heavy Machine Gunner and a cook. He was given an Honorable Discharge on Nov, 8th 1945 from Fort Leavenworth Kansas. He received a medal of Good Conduct.

1888, January 18
George Renfro and Kate Jane Rountree were married in Chetopa, Kansas January 18, 1888. Five children born, three lived to be grown.
Submitted by Nelda Jones

Chetopa Libraries

Chetopa City Library
312 Maple
Chetopa, Kansas 67336
Phone: 620-236-7194
Hours: Monday, Tues, Wed, and Fri 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Thurs. 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
librarian: Amy McKibben (as of 5/2002)

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