Clinton, Kansas

unincorporated community in Douglas County, Kansas

Clinton is an unincorporated community in Douglas County, Kansas, United States. It is on a peninsula in Clinton Lake.

Clinton, Kansas
Clinton, Kansas is located in Kansas
Clinton, Kansas
Clinton, Kansas
Location within the state of Kansas
Coordinates: 38°54′18″N 95°24′20″W / 38.90500°N 95.40556°W / 38.90500; -95.40556
CountryUnited States
 • Total40.6 sq mi (105.2 km2)
 • Land30.7 sq mi (79.5 km2)
 • Water9.9 sq mi (25.7 km2)
935 ft (285 m)
 • Total531
 • Density17.3/sq mi (6.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code20-14325[1]
GNIS feature ID0479495[2]

History change

Clinton was created in 1854. At that time, the town's name was Bloomington. In less than 8 months, there were 530 people living in the town. The people in Bloomington were very anti-slavery. They helped slaves run away using the Underground Railroad.

In 1857, half of the town moved. The half that was left changed their name to Winchester. The town became incorporated on February 20, 1857, and they changed their name to Clinton. It is named after Clinton, Illinois.[3]

The post office in Clinton closed in 1927.[4]

References change

  1. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. Carpenter, Tim (November 28, 1997). "What's in a name? Key elements of area history". Lawrence Journal-World. pp. 3B. Retrieved 28 April 2015.
  4. "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on March 10, 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2014.

Other websites change

38°54′42″N 95°23′26″W / 38.91167°N 95.39056°W / 38.91167; -95.39056