Cherokee, Kansas

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Cherokee, Kansas
Location within Crawford County and Kansas
Location within Crawford County and Kansas
KDOT map of Crawford County (legend)
Coordinates: 37°20′38″N 94°49′22″W / 37.34389°N 94.82278°W / 37.34389; -94.82278Coordinates: 37°20′38″N 94°49′22″W / 37.34389°N 94.82278°W / 37.34389; -94.82278
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyCrawford
Government
 • TypeMayor–Council
Area
 • Total0.71 sq mi (1.84 km2)
 • Land0.71 sq mi (1.84 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
945 ft (288 m)
Population
 • Total714
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
712
 • Density1,000/sq mi (390/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
66724
Area code(s)620
FIPS code20-12825 [4]
GNIS feature ID0469610 [5]

Cherokee is a city in Crawford County, Kansas, United States. In 2010, 714 people lived there.[6]

History[change | change source]

Cherokee was created in 1870. This was when the a railroad was built through the area.[7] It was named after Cherokee County, where it was incorrectly thought to be located.[8][9]

The first post office in Cherokee was created in August 1870.[10]

Geography[change | change source]

The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 0.71 square miles (1.84 km2). All of it is land.[1]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880556
18901,08795.5%
19001,32622.0%
19101,4529.5%
19201,091−24.9%
19301,1586.1%
19401,101−4.9%
1950849−22.9%
1960797−6.1%
1970790−0.9%
1980775−1.9%
1990651−16.0%
200072210.9%
2010714−1.1%
Est. 2016712[3]−0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 714 people, 289 households, and 187 families living in Cherokee.[2]

Government[change | change source]

The Cherokee government consists of a mayor and five council members. The council meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30PM.[11]

Education[change | change source]

Cherokee is a part of USD 247 Southeast. The Southeast High School mascot is Lancers.[12]

Crawford County Community High School in Cherokee was closed because school unification.[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. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved May 10, 2011.
  7. Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc. Standard Publishing Company. pp. 317–318.
  8. Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 171.
  9. "Profile for Cherokee, Kansas". ePodunk. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  10. "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  11. Cherokee - Directory of Public Officials Archived May 5, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  12. "USD 247 Southeast Lancers". USD 247. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  13. "1959 CRAWFORD COUNTY COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK - Cherokee, KS". classmates. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  14. "War with Spain Medal of Honor recipients". Medal of Honor citations. United States Army Center of Military History. September 1, 2004. Retrieved June 5, 2014.

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