Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
|Named for||Falls on Cottonwood River|
|• Mayor||Buddy Sisson|
|• Total||0.60 sq mi (1.55 km2)|
|• Land||0.59 sq mi (1.53 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)|
|Elevation||1,204 ft (367 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||1,500/sq mi (580/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|FIPS code||20-15900 |
|GNIS ID||0477262 |
History[change | change source]
The first settlement in the Cottonwood Falls area was in 1854. An Indian trader named Seth Hayes created a cattle ranch on the Cottonwood River. In 1859, the area around the town was organized as Chase County. Cottonwood Falls was chosen to be the temporary county seat. Other early people came in Cottonwood and nearby land from 1856 to 1858.
The first post office in Cottonwood Falls was created in 1858. In 1873, the city's French Renaissance style Chase County courthouse was built. Around the same time, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway reached Cottonwood Falls area. Through the late 19th century and early 20th century the area around the city was mostly farms and cattle ranches.
Geography[change | change source]
Cottonwood Falls is at  It is in the Flint Hills of the Great Plains. The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 0.60 square miles (1.55 km2). Of that, 0.59 square miles (1.53 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.(38.368159, -96.542918).
Climate[change | change source]
Cottonwood Falls has hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. The Köppen Climate Classification system says that Cottonwood Falls 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]
Infrastructure[change | change source]
Transportation[change | change source]
Things to see[change | change source]
Cottonwood Falls has five things on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).
- Cartter Building (NRHP).
- Chase County Courthouse (NRHP). It is the oldest courthouse in continual use in the state of Kansas and one of the oldest in continual use West of the Mississippi.
- Chase County National Bank (NRHP).
- Cottonwood River Bridge (NRHP).
- Samuel N Wood House (NRHP).
- Kansas Historical Marker - A Landmark Of Distinction, located in courthouse square.
- Chase Lake Falls
Famous people[change | change source]
- John Campbell III, U.S. Representative from California, accountant, automobile dealer.
- Dudley Doolittle (1881-1957), U.S. Representative from Kansas, lawyer, banker.
- Harley Martin (1880-1951), Wisconsin state legislator and farmer
- William Morgan (1866-1932), newspaper publisher and editor, author, lieutenant governor of Kansas 1915-19
- Samuel Wood (December 30, 1825 – June 23, 1891), was an American attorney and Kansas politician.
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "City of Cottonwood Falls". The League of Kansas Municipalities. May 26, 2019.
- "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.
- "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.
- "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. 459.
- William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas http://www.kancoll.org/books/cutler/chase/chase-co-p1.html
- "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- Climate Summary for Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
- USD 284
- Kansas School District Boundary Map Archived July 21, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
- Chase County Airport map
- Chase County Airport information Archived 2010-03-28 at the Wayback Machine
- National Register of Historic Places - Cartter Building
- National Register of Historic Places - Chase County Courthouse
- National Register of Historic Places - Chase County National Bank
- National Register of Historic Places - Cottonwood River Bridge
- Cottonwood Falls Dam & Bridge - Kansas Travel
- National Register of Historic Places - Samuel N Wood House
- Kansas Historical Marker - A Landmark Of Distinction
- Chase Lake Falls - Kansas Travel
- 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1933,' Biographical Sketch of Harley A. Martin, pg. 253
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Cottonwood Falls, Kansas.|
- City of Cottonwood Falls
- Cottonwood Falls - Directory of Public Officials
- Chase County Chamber of Commerce
- Rockne Memorial, Knute Rockne crash site.
- Poster from Chase County Agricultural Fair from October 7-9, 1891