Cedar Point, Kansas

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Cedar Point, Kansas
North side of 1875 Cedar Point Mill next to Cottonwood River (2012)
North side of 1875 Cedar Point Mill next to Cottonwood River (2012)
Location within Chase County and Kansas
Location within Chase County and Kansas
KDOT map of Chase County (legend)
Coordinates: 38°15′36″N 96°49′11″W / 38.26000°N 96.81972°W / 38.26000; -96.81972Coordinates: 38°15′36″N 96°49′11″W / 38.26000°N 96.81972°W / 38.26000; -96.81972[1]
CountryUnited States
Incorporated1912 [2]
 • TypeMayor–Council
 • Total0.07 sq mi (0.18 km2)
 • Land0.07 sq mi (0.17 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation1,247 ft (380 m)
 • Total28
 • Estimate 
 • Density397.06/sq mi (154.40/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code620
FIPS code20-11425 [1][6]
GNIS ID477384 [1][7]

Cedar Point is a city in Chase County, Kansas, United States. In 2010, 28 people lived there.[8] It is about 5 miles east of Florence and 0.5 miles south of U.S. Route 50 highway.

History[change | change source]

In 1862, Cedar Point was created.[9] The first post office in Cedar Point was created in 1862.[10]

In 1867, a log dam was built across the Cottonwood River. A wooden-frame mill was built for sawing lumber. In 1868, it was changeded to grind flour. People named it Cedar Point Mill. In 1870, the name was changed to Drinkwater & Schriver Mill. In 1871, the current stone structure started being built. It finished in 1875. In 1884, the log dam was replaced by a stone dam.[11]

In 1871, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway built a railroad east-west and built a nearby station named Cedar Grove in the valley north of Cedar Point.[12] In 1996, it merged with Burlington Northern Railroad and renamed to the current BNSF Railway. Most locals still call this railroad as the "Santa Fe".

Geography[change | change source]

Cedar Point is at 38°15′39″N 96°49′18″W / 38.260888°N 96.821662°W / 38.260888; -96.821662 (38.260888, -96.821662),[13] in the Flint Hills of the Great Plains. The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 0.08 square miles (0.21 km2), all of it land.[14]

Area attractions[change | change source]

Cedar Point has two places on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)27[5]−3.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

Cedar Point is part of the Emporia Micropolitan Statistical Area.

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census[4] says there were 28 people, 13 households, and 5 families living in Cedar Point. The population density was 350.0 inhabitants per square mile (135.1/km2). There were 25 housing units at an average density of 312.5 per square mile (120.7/km2). 96.4% of the people were White and 3.6% of people were of two or more races.

There were 13 households, of which 23.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 30.8% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 61.5% were not families. 46.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 38.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 3.60.

The median age in Cedar Point was 51.5 years. 28.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 0% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 10.7% were from 25 to 44; 32% were from 45 to 64; and 28.6% were 65 years of age or older. 53.6% of the people were male, and 46.4% of the people were female.

Government[change | change source]

The Cedar Point government has a mayor and three council members. The council meets once per month.[2]

Education[change | change source]

Chase County USD 284 serves Cedar Point as the public school district. It has two schools.

Cedar Point schools were closed through school unification. The Cedar Point High School mascot was Cedar Point Bronchos.[18]

Media[change | change source]

Newspapers[change | change source]

Infrastructure[change | change source]

Transportation[change | change source]

U.S. Route 50 highway and BNSF Railway passes east-west near the city.

Utilities[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) details for Cedar Point, Kansas; United States Geological Survey (USGS); October 13, 1978.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "City of Cedar Point". The League of Kansas Municipalities. May 26, 2019.
  3. "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 24, 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  6. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. 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. Retrieved March 6, 2011.[dead link]
  9. Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. pp. 154.
  10. "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  11. Mill History; Drinkwater & Schriver Mill Inc.
  12. Santa Fe Rail History
  13. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  14. "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  15. National Register of Historic Places - Cedar Point Mill
  16. Drinkwater & Schriver Flour Mill - Kansas Travel
  17. National Register of Historic Places - Cottonwood River Pratt Truss Bridge
  18. "Cedar Point Wins", The Emporia Gazette, 24 January 1946, p.12.

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