|Named for||Chief Chetopah|
|• Total||1.44 sq mi (3.74 km2)|
|• Land||1.36 sq mi (3.53 km2)|
|• Water||0.08 sq mi (0.20 km2)|
|Elevation||823 ft (251 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||746.33/sq mi (288.17/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
Chetopa is a city in Labette County, Kansas, United States. In 2010, 1,125 people lived there. Chetopa was named after Chief Chetopah, an Osage Indian chief. Later, the community name was shortened.
History[change | change source]
In 1847 a trading post to exchange goods with the Osage Nation was built here by Larkin McGhee. By the time McGhee came, there were three other Euro-American families and two families with a Euro-American husband and a Cherokee wife at Chetopa. There were also many Osage there.
Chetopa was the where a September 18, 1861 battle between the 6th Kansas Cavalry under the direction of James G. Blunt and pro-slavery raiders led by John Allan Mathews happened. Mathews's wife was an Osage and was culturally identified with the Osages.
Geography[change | change source]
Chetopa is at  The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 1.42 square miles (3.68 km2). Of that, 1.34 square miles (3.47 km2) is land and 0.08 square miles (0.21 km2) is water.(37.037452, -95.091892).
Climate[change | change source]
Chetopa has hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. The Köppen Climate Classification system says that Chetopa has a humid subtropical climate. It is shortened to "Cfa" on climate maps.
People[change | change source]
|U.S. Decennial Census|
2010 census[change | change source]
2000 census[change | change source]
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 24, 2020.
- "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
- "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 18, 2012.[dead link]
- Kansas Place-Names, John Rydjord, University of Oklahoma Press, 1972, p. 435 ISBN 0-8061-0994-7
- Reminiscences of a trader in the Osage Country, James Edwin Finney written down by Joseph B. Thoburn Archived May 23, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
- transcription from the History of Labette County by Nelson Case Archived 2009-07-07 at the Wayback Machine
- Kansas Memory entry on Mathews
- "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
- "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-11-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
- Climate Summary for Chetopa, Kansas
Other websites[change | change source]
- USD 505, local school district
- Chetopa City Map, KDOT