Shomin Airport, Oskaloosa – Kansas Tuesdays February 4, 2020

As I veered northward in my trek across Kansas, I saw Oskaloosa, Kansas. It’s in Jefferson County. I decided to check it out and see what’s there. On TripHobo, I came across Shomin Airport, a name I had not seen before. I decided to go with Shomin Airport as this week’s Kansas Tuesdays post. May be a challenge as it’s a very small airport or grass runway, but the name may help. From the Google Maps aerial view, it appears to be a grass runway with limited support. It’s more for smaller prop-driven planes than anything else.

I was hoping to find where the name came from. There are some individuals named Shomin in my searches, including those who live or have lived in Oskaloosa, but couldn’t tie the airport name to a specific person or family.

Website: – unofficial website

360 Wichita: No listing located

Abandoned Playgrounds: No listing located

Atlas Obscura: No listing located

Big Kansas Road Trip (mostly Brown, Doniphan, and Nemaha Counties): No listing located –

Facebook (website, search, or blog page): (unofficial website)

Flickr: No listing located

Foursquare: No listing located

Four States Homepage: No listing located

Get Rural Kansas: No listing located

Gluseum: No listing located

Google Maps: Google Maps, Oskaloosa, Kansas (looks like an empty field to me, but when I typed in Shomin Airport, this is where Google Maps places it)

Historical Marker Database: No listing located

Inspirock: No listing located

Instagram: No listing located

Kansas GenWeb: Not seeing anything

Kansas Historical Society:

Mr. Wilmarth

Capt John or Big Kickapoo–Shomin (dead). Pame-je-yah Nis cod nemma-dead

Kansas Hometown Locator:,ftc,3,fid,481327,n,shomin%20airport.cfm

Kansas Living Magazine: No listing located No listing located

Kansas Transportation: No listing located

Kansas No listing located

KS History Group D: No listing located

Legends of America: No listing located

Legends of Kansas: No listing located No listing located

Only In Your State: No listing located

Pinterest: No listing located

Roads and Kingdoms: No listing located

Roadside America: No listing located

Road Trippers: No listing located

Silly America: no listing located, but very few Kansas listings to begin with

Southeast Kansas Living: No listing located

Spaces Archives: No listing located

Travel Kansas:

Trip Advisor: No listing located

Trip Hobo:

Tumblr: No listing located

Twitch channel or search: No listing located

Twitter: No listing located

Vimeo channel or search: (No videos located)

Waymarking: No listings located

Western Vista Historic Byways: No listing located

Wikipedia: mentioned,_Jefferson_County,_Kansas#Airports_and_landing_strips for the airport, and not mentioned on

Yelp: No listing located

YouTube: (no videos found)

Past Kansas Tuesdays posts:

About ICT Genealogist

Originally from Gulfport, Mississippi. Live in Wichita, Kansas now. I suffer Bipolar I, ultra-ultra rapid cycling, mixed episodes. Blog on a variety of topics - genealogy, DNA, mental health, among others. Let's
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