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Welcome to Southeast Kansas

SEKNow is a general information and directory site devoted to the nine county area of southeast Kansas. Throughout this site you will find news, weather and more, all related to the SEK area. Come join us in Southeast Kansas where the folks are friendly and the communities are real.

Explore the SEK County List on the left to find detailed information targeted to each of the nine Southeast Kansas Counties. Each county has additional weather, news, demographics and other information giving a expanded look into that county.

SEKNow also provides affordable Web Hosting and Website Design services for both personal and businesses in the local region. Web Hosting prices start as low as $6.99 mo. and come with email accounts and the #1 cPanel® control center.

SEKNow Local Search

Looking for a local Business? Use the SEK Local Search tool to quickly find anything in your area shown visually on a map of southeast Kansas. Handy for locating the closest grocery store, place to eat, hair stylist or just about anything you may need to find. Get driving or walking directions with the distance and estimated time.

Homes For Sale

Take advantage of today's Real Estate market and find that perfect home or property with the SEKNow Real Estate map. Property listings sorted by county include home and businesses for sale, residential and commercial rental properties and foreclosure listings.

SEK Help Wanted

Need a job? There are many opportunities in southeast Kansas and the surrounding area. The SEK Help Wanted page is separated by county and pulls in the latest job offerings in that region. Setup in a 'classified ad' style, you can quickly browse the listings to find a job near you.

SEK Showtimes

Need to know what movie is playing and where? Put in your zipcode and see all movie listings within 10, 30 or 50 miles. Get show times, ratings, length of movie as well as Theater address and phone number. Did you know that one of the areas last Drive In movie theaters is in Gas, 2 1/2 miles east of Iola Kansas on highway 54?

Where is SEK...

Southeast Kansas is a region of the U.S. state of Kansas, roughly defined by Woodson County in the northwest, Bourbon County in the northeast, Cherokee County in the southeast, and Montgomery County in the southwest. Geographically it is dominated by a broad rolling landscape located between the Flint Hills to the west and edges into the Ozarks in the southeast.

The areas larger towns are Pittsburg, Parsons, Coffeyville, Independence, Chanute, Fort Scott, and Iola.*

SEK Population Trends 1980 - 2008
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Southeast Kansas Current Weather

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Southeast Kansas Facts*

Southest Kansas County Map

SEK has 6.43% of the state's land area amounting to 5,260.30 sq. mi.

The 2000 census reported a population of 180,815 inhabitants.

6.726% of Kansas population lives in the SE corner.

Southeast Kansas is part of the tallgrass prairie ecosystem of North America.

Lowest Point: The Verdigris River flowing through Montgomery county at 680 feet.

Highest Point: Northwest Woodson county has places around 1236 feet.

Parsons, Kansas is known as the state's Purple Martin Capital.

The average rainfall is 40" in southeast Kansas.

'Kansas' means "People of the South Wind".

Southeast Kansas is bordered to the east by Missouri and Oklahoma to the south.

SEK has the state's only inhabited island SE of St. Paul in Neosho county.

*Some information collected from Wikipedia
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