Comanche County Museum in Coldwater
|• Mayor||Penny Bruckner|
|• Council President||Chuck Salisbury|
|• Total||2.98 sq mi (7.72 km2)|
|• Land||2.64 sq mi (6.84 km2)|
|• Water||0.34 sq mi (0.88 km2)|
|Elevation||2,106 ft (642 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||280/sq mi (110/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|FIPS code||20-14700 |
|GNIS feature ID||0470738 |
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. 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.
The first post office in Coldwater was created on October 17, 1884.
Geography[change | change source]
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.
People[change | change source]
|U.S. Decennial Census|
2010 census[change | change source]
Education[change | change source]
Famous people[change | change source]
- Chick Brandom, baseball player
- Harold S. Herd, former Kansas Supreme Court justice and mayor of Coldwater,
References[change | change source]
- "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
- United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved 2012-02-15.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved March 27, 2011.
- Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 87.
- History of Comanche County, Kansas. A Cyclopedia of State History. Frank Wilson Blackmar, 1912.
- "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
- Climate Summary for Coldwater, Kansas
- "High School". South Central USD 300. Retrieved February 5, 2018.
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Coldwater, Kansas.|
- USD 300, local school district
- Photos and Videos
- KWCH 'One of a Kind' Kansas road trip in 2011: Photos, Video 1, Video 2. Towns included were Coldwater, Sterling, Atwood, Lucas, Marion.
- Coldwater City Map, KDOT