Sedgwick is a city in Harvey and Sedgwick counties in the State of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 1,695.
For millennia, the land now known as Kansas was inhabited by Native Americans. In 1803, most of modern Kansas was secured by the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase. In 1854, the Kansas Territory was organized, then in 1861 Kansas became the 34th U.S. state. In 1867, Sedgwick County was founded. In 1872, Harvey County was founded.
Sedgwick was laid out on an 80-acre (32 ha) town site in 1870. It was named for John Sedgwick, a Major General in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Sedgwick was incorporated as a city in 1872.
Sedgwick is located at 37°54′59″N 97°25′22″W (37.916409, -97.422820). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.41 square miles (3.65 km2), all of it land.
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters.