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|Named for||Columbus, Ohio|
|• Total||2.42 sq mi (6.27 km2)|
|• Land||2.42 sq mi (6.27 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||912 ft (278 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||1,400/sq mi (530/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS ID||0469479 |
Columbus is the second biggest city Cherokee County, Kansas, United States. It is about 15 miles south-southwest of Pittsburg. It is also the county seat of Cherokee County. In 2010, 3,312 people lived there.
History[change | change source]
Columbus was a railroad junction for the Saint Louis and San Francisco, and the Missouri, Kansas, and Texas railroads. It was named Columbus by A.L. Peters, one of the European-American creators of the city. It was named after his hometown of Columbus, Ohio; the name is indirectly named after Christopher Columbus, the explorer. Coal, lead and zinc were found in the area. Columbus had a big trade in agricultural products. Its businesses had machine shops, grain elevators, flour mills, a cigar factory, bottle works (soft drinks), a canning factory, and a big brick-making factory.
In 1875, Robert A. Long and Victor Bell created the Long-Bell Lumber Company in Columbus. From one lumberyard, Long-Bell grew their businesses and holdings to become one of the biggest vertically integrated lumber companies in the United States. In 1956, it was bought by International Paper.
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Weather[change | change source]
People[change | change source]
|U.S. Decennial Census|
2010 census[change | change source]
Famous people[change | change source]
- Marcellus Boss, 5th Civilian Governor of Guam
- Elizabeth W. Crandall, educator
- James Reed Hallowell, politician
- Robert A. Long, lumber baron, developer, investor, newspaper owner, and philanthropist
- Doro Merande, film, stage and television actress
- Merle Evans, bandleader for Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus
- Norma Terris, singer and actress
- Leland Justin Webb, 1st Mayor of Columbus, lawyer, served in American Civil War and 19th Kansas Cavalry Regiment
- Thomas Daniel Winter, US Representative from Kansas, 1939-1947.
References[change | change source]
- "Columbus Chamber of Commerce". Columbus Chamber of Commerce. Archived from the original on July 22, 2012. Retrieved August 17, 2012.
- "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.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved March 6, 2011.
- Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc. Standard Publishing Company. p. 391.
- "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
- John Rydjord, Kansas Place-Names, University of Oklahoma Press, 1972, ISBN 0-8061-0994-7
- The Modern Light, Columbus, August 16, 1951
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-07-02. Retrieved 2009-03-28.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- William E. Connelley, A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans,, Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, 1918
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- Climate Summary for Columbus, Kansas
- United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved February 15, 2014.
- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Archived from the original on November 20, 2013. Retrieved February 15, 2014.
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Columbus, Kansas.|
|Wikisource has the text of a 1905 New International Encyclopedia article about Columbus, Kansas.|
- USD 493, local school district
- Columbus City Map, KDOT