Coldwater, Kansas

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Coldwater, Kansas
Comanche County Museum in Coldwater
Comanche County Museum in Coldwater
Location within Comanche County and Kansas
Location within Comanche County and Kansas
KDOT map of Comanche County (legend)
Coordinates: 37°16′10″N 99°19′34″W / 37.26944°N 99.32611°W / 37.26944; -99.32611Coordinates: 37°16′10″N 99°19′34″W / 37.26944°N 99.32611°W / 37.26944; -99.32611
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyComanche
Founded1884
Government
 • TypeMayor–Council
 • MayorPenny Bruckner
 • Council PresidentChuck Salisbury
Area
 • Total2.98 sq mi (7.72 km2)
 • Land2.64 sq mi (6.84 km2)
 • Water0.34 sq mi (0.88 km2)
Elevation
2,106 ft (642 m)
Population
 • Total828
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
814
 • Density280/sq mi (110/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67029 [4]
Area code620
FIPS code20-14700 [5]
GNIS feature ID0470738 [6]
WebsiteColdwaterKS.com

Coldwater is a city in Comanche County, Kansas, United States.[7] It is also the county seat of Comanche County. In 2010 census, 828 people lived there.[8]

History[change | change source]

In 1884 G.W. Vickers, thought of planning out a town in the northern part of Comanche county. He did this with Timothy Shields, J.P. Grove, Samuel Sisson, C.M. Cade and C.D. Bickford. All of them were from Harper county. They got some land, had it platted off as a town site, and they named it after the city of Coldwater, Michigan.[9] Early in 1885, the county had the necessary number of people. They asked the governor organize the county. On February 27, 1885, it was organized. Owen Connaughton, George M. Morris, and David T. Mclntire became county commissioners, and R.A. Grossman became the county clerk. Coldwater became the county seat.[10]

The first post office in Coldwater was created on October 17, 1884.[11]

Geography[change | change source]

The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 2.98 square miles (7.72 km2). Of that, 2.64 square miles (6.84 km2) is land and 0.34 square miles (0.88 km2) is water.[1]

Climate[change | change source]

Coldwater has hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. The Köppen Climate Classification system says that Coldwater has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[12]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890480
1900263−45.2%
1910684160.1%
19201,20776.5%
19301,2967.4%
19401,214−6.3%
19501,208−0.5%
19601,164−3.6%
19701,016−12.7%
1980989−2.7%
1990939−5.1%
2000792−15.7%
20108284.5%
Est. 2016814[3]−1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 828 people, 380 households, and 217 families living in Coldwater.[2]

Education[change | change source]

Coldwater is served by the South Central USD 300. South Central High School is located in Coldwater.[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 2012-07-02. 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. United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved 2012-02-15.
  5. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  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. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 87.
  10. History of Comanche County, Kansas. A Cyclopedia of State History. Frank Wilson Blackmar, 1912.
  11. "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  12. Climate Summary for Coldwater, Kansas
  13. "High School". South Central USD 300. Retrieved February 5, 2018.

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