Moran Days


Moran is located at the junction of U.S. Highway 54 and U.S. Highway 59 in Allen County in southeastern Kansas, approximately 100 miles south of Kansas City. Iola is 13 miles to the west and Fort Scott is 28 miles to the east. Moran has a population of 562.

Serving the town and the surrounding rural community are several civic organizations, a public library, and four churches. Physicians office, grocery, bank, antique store, convenience/gas station, grain company, restaurant, barber shop, beauty salons, funeral chapel, day care, construction company, insurance agency, and locker are among the businesses that provide services to the area. The USD 256 facility, which houses grades K through 12, was renovated when classroom and a large commons area were added. The Senior / Community Center on Cedar Street is busy with local activities.

A community celebration - Moran Days - is held each September. The 67th celebration was September 21, 2013. The theme: "A Nation of Neighbors 1881-2013".

Cheryl Wallis is the Iola Register's Moran correspondent. Her email address; her phone number is 620-237-4433.


William Henry DeHart, photographer


 The Moran community participates in the Thrive Allen County activities. The group is involved in providing transportation to area swimming pools for local children, providing a walking trail in Moran, and promoting Pride Community activities. The Moran Thrive-Pride group meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Senior/Community Center. Everyone in the Moran community is welcome. More details: Thrive Allen County/Moran

For activities in Bronson, Elsmore, LaHarpe, Mildred, Moran, and Savonburg see Multi-community Calendar.

Moran is the hometown of 1968 Miss America, Debra Dene Barnes, and of a Rhodes Scholar, Kelly Welch. (Link to Debra Dene Barnes page on the Allen County Museum site:

In 1898, photographer William Henry DeHart made a pictorial record of the town of Moran, Kansas. That photo collection was preserved intact first by his son Gus (Lewis Gustave), then by his grandson Robert. Now after more than 110 years, the Moran collection is in the care of Will Henry's great-grandson, Richard L. DeHart. The photos by William H. DeHart courtesy of his great grandson, Richard Dehart. DeHart Photos

"William H. DeHart and his second wife, Alma Esteline (Caughron)"Moran Hight School Football Team 1898"

Links to

Moran North Cemetery Records / South Cemetery Records

Fairview Cemetery Records (east of Mildred)

Bronson Cemetery, Bourbon County

Southeast Kansas Genealogy Society