Kinsley, Kansas

human settlement in Edwards County, Kansas, United States of America

Kinsley is a city in Edwards County, Kansas, United States.[6] It is also the county seat of Edwards County. In 2010, 1,457 people lived there.[7]

Kinsley, Kansas
Water tower (2008)
Water tower (2008)
Location within County and Kansas
Location within County and Kansas
KDOT map of Edwards County (legend)
Coordinates: 37°55′20″N 99°24′42″W / 37.92222°N 99.41167°W / 37.92222; -99.41167Coordinates: 37°55′20″N 99°24′42″W / 37.92222°N 99.41167°W / 37.92222; -99.41167
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyEdwards
Government
 • TypeMayor–Council
Area
 • Total1.29 sq mi (3.34 km2)
 • Land1.29 sq mi (3.34 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
2,172 ft (662 m)
Population
 • Total1,457
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
1,407
 • Density1,100/sq mi (440/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67547
Area code620
FIPS code20-37075 [4]
GNIS ID0473545 [5]
Websitewww.kinsleyks.com

HistoryEdit

Kinsley was first called Petersburg. In 1873, the city was planned out as Petersburg. It was later renamed Peter's City, and finally the name Kinsley was chosen to honor E. W. Kinsley. He was a capitalist from Boston.[8][9]

The first post office in Kinsley was established under the name Peters in April, 1873. The post office was renamed Kinsley in January, 1874.[10]

GeographyEdit

Kinsley is at 37°55′20″N 99°24′42″W / 37.92222°N 99.41167°W / 37.92222; -99.41167 (37.922354, -99.411531).[11] The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 1.29 square miles (3.34 km2). All of it is land.[1]

Kinsley is about 35 miles (56 km) east of Dodge City.

ClimateEdit

Kinsley has hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. The Köppen Climate Classification system says that Kinsley has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[12]

Area attractionsEdit

  • Edwards County Historical Sod House and Museum
  • Carnival Heritage Center & Museum, 200 E 6th.[13][14]
  • Half Way Sign. The sign says the distances to San Francisco and New York City are identical at 1,561 miles (2,512 km).[15]

PeopleEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880457
189077168.7%
19007801.2%
19101,54798.3%
19201,98628.4%
19302,27014.3%
19402,178−4.1%
19502,47913.8%
19602,263−8.7%
19702,212−2.3%
19802,074−6.2%
19901,875−9.6%
20001,658−11.6%
20101,457−12.1%
Est. 20161,407[3]−3.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 censusEdit

The 2010 census says that there were 1,457 people, 654 households, and 384 families living in Kinsley.[2]

Famous peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  7. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved March 27, 2011.
  8. Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 183.
  9. "Profile for Kinsley, Kansas". ePodunk. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  10. "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on 9 October 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  11. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  12. Climate Summary for Kinsley, Kansas
  13. Carnival Museum 1
  14. Carnival Museum 2[permanent dead link]
  15. Brackman, Barbara (1997). Kansas Trivia. Thomas Nelson Inc. p. 12.

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