|Named for||Cambridge University|
|• Total||0.17 sq mi (0.45 km2)|
|• Land||0.17 sq mi (0.45 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||1,276 ft (389 m)|
|• Density||540/sq mi (200/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
History[change | change source]
When the Kansas City, Lawrence & Southern Railroad was built a mile south of Lazette, a new place was created by Benjamin H. Clover on May 3, 1880. Cambridge was named after Cambridge University, in England. The first post office in Cambridge was created on January 30, 1880.
On December 15, 1880 the Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway got nearly all the stock of the Kansas City, Lawrence & Southern Railroad. They operated the railroad as the Southern Kansas Railroad. Cambridge was a station and shipping point on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.
Geography[change | change source]
Cambridge is at (37.317776, -96.667166). The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 0.17 square miles (0.44 km2). All of it is land. Cambridge is on US Route 160 at State Highway 7. Cambridge is 45 miles southeast of Wichita.
Weather[change | change source]
Cambridge has hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. The Köppen Climate Classification system says that Cambridge has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
People[change | change source]
|U.S. Decennial Census|
2020 census[change | change source]
Education[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cambridge, Kansas
- "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 20, 2023.
- "DP1: PROFILE OF GENERAL POPULATION AND HOUSING CHARACTERISTICS". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 20, 2023.
- "Profile for Cambridge, Kansas". ePodunk. Retrieved 7 June 2014.[permanent dead link]
- "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
- "Kansas City, Fort Scott & Memphis Railroad, a Brief History". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2015-11-23.
- Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc. Standard Publishing Company. p. 274. ISBN 9780722249055.
- Climate Summary for Cambridge, Kansas
- "Central USD 462". USD 462. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
Other websites[change | change source]
- USD 462, local school district
- Cambridge City Map, KDOT