Founded: 1868, Population: 2599, Elevation: 893 feet. Located in the Southeast Region
of the state and the County Seat of Wilson County
. The area is commonly known as the "Little Ozarks".
Fredonia is at the intersection of Highways 39, 96, and 47, and Highway 400. Fredonia has railroad access, and a 4600 foot paved, lighted runway at the airport north of town.
The major industries in the area are the LaFarge Cement Plant, A-lert, Archer-Daniels-Midland, Kansas Bank Note, LaDow-Spohn Printing, Sys-Tech Corp, and agriculture.
1861: Creek Indian leader Opothle Yahola, (deceased at Quenemo, Kansas, in 1871), led 7000 Native Americans, and 300 slaves, who were loyal to the Union Cause from Deep Fork, south of present day Tulsa to escape conscription into the Confederate Army.
Five fishing lakes are within 20 miles of Fredonia.