Anthony, Kansas

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Anthony, Kansas
Harper County Courthouse (2015)
Harper County Courthouse (2015)
Location within Harper County and Kansas
Location within Harper County and Kansas
KDOT map of Harper County (legend)
Coordinates: 37°9′14″N 98°1′46″W / 37.15389°N 98.02944°W / 37.15389; -98.02944Coordinates: 37°9′14″N 98°1′46″W / 37.15389°N 98.02944°W / 37.15389; -98.02944
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyHarper
Platted1878
Incorporated1879
Named forGeorge T. Anthony
Area
 • Total3.31 sq mi (8.57 km2)
 • Land3.13 sq mi (8.11 km2)
 • Water0.18 sq mi (0.47 km2)
Elevation
1,352 ft (412 m)
Population
 • Total2,269
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
2,178
 • Density690/sq mi (260/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67003
Area code620
FIPS code20-01975 [4]
GNIS ID0470518 [5]
Websiteanthonykansas.org

Anthony is a city in Harper County, Kansas, United States.[6] It is also the county seat of Harper County. In 2010, 2,269 people lived there.[7]

History[change | change source]

The Anthony townsite was planned out in 1878.[8] The city was named after the 7th governor of Kansas, George T. Anthony. He was governor at the time.[9] After Harper County was reorganized in 1878, Anthony became the temporary county seat. This is because Bluff City, which was county seat of the fraudulent county organization, did not exist at the time. In 1879, a county seat election was held, and Anthony won over Harper City even though 2,960 ballots were cast with 800 legal voters in the county.[10]

Geography[change | change source]

Anthony is at 37°9′14″N 98°1′46″W / 37.15389°N 98.02944°W / 37.15389; -98.02944 (37.153902, -98.029396).[11] The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 3.31 square miles (8.57 km2). Of that, 3.13 square miles (8.11 km2) is land and 0.18 square miles (0.47 km2) is water.[1]

Climate[change | change source]

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

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880345
18901,806423.5%
19001,179−34.7%
19102,669126.4%
19202,7402.7%
19302,9477.6%
19402,873−2.5%
19502,792−2.8%
19602,744−1.7%
19702,653−3.3%
19802,6610.3%
19902,516−5.4%
20002,440−3.0%
20102,269−7.0%
Est. 20162,178[3]−4.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 2,269 people, 977 households, and 631 families residing in the city.[2]

Education[change | change source]

Anthony is served by USD 361 Anthony-Harper.[13]

Famous people[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. 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. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. 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 26, 2011. Retrieved March 6, 2011.
  8. History of the State of Kansas: Containing a Full Account of Its Growth from an Uninhabited Territory to a Wealthy and Important State. A. T. Andreas. 1883. p. 365.
  9. Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc. Standard Publishing Company. p. 78.
  10. Cutler, William G. (1883). History of the State of Kansas. A.T. Andreas.
  11. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  12. Climate Summary for Anthony, Kansas
  13. "Anthony-Harper". USD 361. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  14. Dennis Moore, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 23 August 2016.
  15. Virgil Richard-obituary

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