Cimarron, Kansas

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Cimarron, Kansas
Historic 1886 Cimarron Hotel
Historic 1886 Cimarron Hotel
Location within Gray County and Kansas
Location within Gray County and Kansas
KDOT map of Gray County (legend)
Coordinates: 37°48′30″N 100°20′51″W / 37.80833°N 100.34750°W / 37.80833; -100.34750Coordinates: 37°48′30″N 100°20′51″W / 37.80833°N 100.34750°W / 37.80833; -100.34750
CountryUnited States
Named forChisholm Trail
 • Total1.14 sq mi (2.95 km2)
 • Land1.14 sq mi (2.95 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
2,635 ft (803 m)
 • Total2,184
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,900/sq mi (740/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code620
FIPS code20-13275 [4]
GNIS ID0471654 [5]

Cimarron is a city in Gray County, Kansas, United States.[6] It is also the county seat of Gray County. In 2010 census, 2,184 people lived there.[7]

History[change | change source]

Main Street (1914)

Cimarron was first settled in 1878.[8] It took its name from a fork in the Chisholm Trail. The fork led people to the Cimarron River.[9]

Between 1887 and 1893, a county seat war happened in Gray County. It involved several famous Old West figures, such as Bat Masterson, Bill Tilghman, and Ben Daniels. Because of the dispute, Cimarron became the permanent county seat of Gray County.[10]

In the early morning of June 10, 1893, Bill Doolin and four members of his gang robbed a train one-half mile east of Cimarron.[11]

In 2016, the Southwest Chief owned by Amtrak derailed. Amtrak and BNSF filed a lawsuit against one of the companies in Cimarron for using a road vehicle to damage the rails.

Geography[change | change source]

Cimarron is at 37°48′30″N 100°20′51″W / 37.80833°N 100.34750°W / 37.80833; -100.34750 (37.808332, −100.347413).[12] The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 1.14 square miles (2.95 km2). All of it is land.[1]

Weather[change | change source]

The Köppen Climate Classification system says that Cimarron has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[13]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20162,222[3]1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 2,184 people, 789 households, and 569 families living in Cimarron.[2]

Famous people[change | change source]

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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. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  7. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved March 27, 2011.
  8. Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc. Standard Publishing Company. p. 349.
  9. "Profile for Cimarron, Kansas". ePodunk. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  10. "Feudin' and Fightin' Friday: County Seat Wars - Diggin' History". Archived from the original on 2014-04-07. Retrieved 2014-04-06.
  11. Bailey C. Hanes, Bill Doolin: Outlaw O.T., Norman, 1968, pages 79-85
  12. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  13. Climate Summary for Cimarron, Kansas

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