Buhler, Kansas

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Buhler, Kansas
Location within Reno County and Kansas
Location within Reno County and Kansas
KDOT map of Reno County (legend)
Coordinates: 38°8′17″N 97°46′22″W / 38.13806°N 97.77278°W / 38.13806; -97.77278Coordinates: 38°8′17″N 97°46′22″W / 38.13806°N 97.77278°W / 38.13806; -97.77278
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyReno
Founded1888
Incorporated1913
Government
 • TypeMayor–Council
 • MayorDaniel Friesen[1][2]
Area
 • Total0.72 sq mi (1.86 km2)
 • Land0.72 sq mi (1.86 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,476 ft (450 m)
Population
 • Total1,327
 • Estimate 
(2016)[5]
1,317
 • Density1,800/sq mi (710/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67522
Area code620
FIPS code20-09200 [6]
GNIS ID0477731 [7]
WebsiteBuhlerKS.org

Buhler is a city in Reno County, Kansas, United States. In 2010, 1,327 people lived there.[8]

History[change | change source]

1915 Railroad Map of Reno County

The first post office in Buhler was created in 1888.[9]

Buhler's residents were mostly Mennonite families that had moved from Russia during the 1880s.[10]

In September 2012, the City of Buhler received a letter from the Freedom from Religion Foundation about a complaint about a violation of the Constitution. This was because the city seal had a cross in it.[11] In November 2012, the city said that every legal opinion it got said the city would not be able to defend itself in court if it was sued to force it to remove the seal and sign. If the city lost, it would have to pay all the legal costs of the winning party. The city decided to have a contest in January 2013 to change the design of the city seal without religion in it.[12][13][14][15]

Geography[change | change source]

Buhler is at 38°8′17″N 97°46′22″W / 38.13806°N 97.77278°W / 38.13806; -97.77278 (38.138147, -97.772891).[16] The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 0.72 square miles (1.86 km2). All of it is land.[3]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920486
19305207.0%
194063421.9%
195075018.3%
196088818.4%
19701,01914.8%
19801,18816.6%
19901,2777.5%
20001,3586.3%
20101,327−2.3%
Est. 20161,317[5]−0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 1,327 people, 483 households, and 361 families living in Buhler.[4]

Education[change | change source]

Buhler is a part of Buhler USD 313 school district.[17][18]

Famous people[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Buhler - Directory of Public Officials". Archived from the original on 2014-07-13. Retrieved 2011-09-25.
  2. "Buhler - Government". Archived from the original on 2013-08-10. Retrieved 2012-12-25.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  6. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  8. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved March 27, 2011.
  9. "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  10. Parker, Tammy (Summer 2005). "Education and Ethnicity: The Relationship between Russian Mennonites and School District Formation in Buhler and Goessel, Kansas". Journal of American Ethnic History. 24 (4): 34–69. JSTOR 27501634.
  11. "Letter to Mayor Of Buhler; Freedom From Religion Foundation; September 14, 2012" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on August 10, 2013. Retrieved December 25, 2012.
  12. "Buhler's City Seal; Mayor Daniel Friesen; November 23, 2012". Archived from the original on August 10, 2013. Retrieved December 25, 2012.
  13. Cross on Buhler signs spur complaint; The Hutchinson News; November 23, 2012.
  14. City of Buhler sign must go because of lawsuit threat; KSN tv; November 27, 2012.
  15. Buhler decides to seek new city logo; The Wichita-Eagle; November 28, 2012.
  16. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  17. USD 313
  18. Kansas School District Boundary Map Archived 2012-04-03 at the Wayback Machine
  19. "MBHC: Profiles: Katharina Schellenberg". www.mbhistory.org. Retrieved 25 August 2018.

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