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Oberlin

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Oberlin is a city in and the county seat of Decatur County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 1,788.HistoryOberlin was platted as a town in 1878. It was named after Oberlin, Ohio.The first post office in Oberlin was established in April, 1878.On September 30, 1878, Northern Cheyenne fleeing from Indian Territory to their homes in the north, the Northern Cheyenne Exodus, attacked homesteaders near Oberlin, then a tiny hamlet. The Last Indian Raid in Kansas room in the Decatur County Museum and a monument in the town cemetery near the graves of the victims commemorate those depredations.Oberlin was incorporated as a city in 1885.GeographyOberlin is located at at an elevation of 2,562 feet . It lies on the northwest side of Sappa Creek, a tributary of the Republican River, in the High Plains region of the Great Plains. Located at the intersection of U.S. Route 36 and U.S. Route 83 in northwest Kansas, Oberlin is 228mi northwest of Wichita, 238mi east of Denver, and 320mi west-northwest of Kansas City.
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