Mitchell County Courthouse (2014)
"The Heart of the Solomon Valley"
|• Mayor||Tom Naasz|
|• Total||4.05 sq mi (10.49 km2)|
|• Land||4.02 sq mi (10.41 km2)|
|• Water||0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)|
|Elevation||1,385 ft (422 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||950/sq mi (370/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|FIPS code||20-05775 |
|GNIS ID||0472339 |
History[change | change source]
On permanent organization of the county in 1870, Beloit was chosen to be the county seat of Mitchell County, Kansas. It is northeast of the center of the county on the Solomon River. Beloit was first settled by A.A. Bell in 1868. he wanted to water power better. The town was called Willow Springs for some time. Beloit is named after Beloit, Wisconsin, the hometown of an early resident. Beloit sits at the junction of the Union Pacific and the Missouri Pacific Railroads.
Beloit was platted March 26, 1872. The town grew very quickly. In July 1872, was incorporated as a thrid class city. On March 10, 1879, Gov. John P. St. John said Beloit is a second class city.
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Climate[change | change source]
People[change | change source]
|U.S. Decennial Census|
2010 census[change | change source]
Famous people[change | change source]
- Sam Colson, former javelin thrower.
- Scott Fulhage, professional football punter with the Atlanta Falcons and Cincinnati Bengals.
- Margaret H'Doubler, educator.
- Gene Keady, college and professional basketball coach.
- Waldo McBurney, former oldest living worker in the United States.
- Nancy Moritz, United States Circuit Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and former justice on the Kansas Supreme Court. She was born in Beloit and lived in nearby Tipton, Kansas until the age of 15.
- Mathew Pitsch, Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives from Fort Smith since 2015; former resident of Beloit.
- Dean Sturgis, baseball player.
- Rodger Ward, professional race car driver. Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner.
References[change | change source]
- welcome Archived November 10, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
- "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved October 10, 2011.
- Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc. Standard Publishing Company. p. 171.
- "Origin of Town Names" (PDF). Solomon Valley Highway 24 Heritage Alliance. p. 2. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
- Beloit Juvenile Correctional Facility Archived October 27, 2009, at Archive.today
- Climate Summary for Beloit, Kansas
- "Sam Colson". Sports-Reference. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
- "Mathew W. Pitsch". intelius.com. Retrieved April 9, 2015.
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Beloit, Kansas.|
- USD 273, local school district
- Beloit City Map, KDOT