Douglass, Kansas

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Douglass, Kansas
Location within Butler County and Kansas
Location within Butler County and Kansas
KDOT map of Butler County (legend)
Coordinates: 37°31′0″N 97°0′42″W / 37.51667°N 97.01167°W / 37.51667; -97.01167Coordinates: 37°31′0″N 97°0′42″W / 37.51667°N 97.01167°W / 37.51667; -97.01167
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyButler
Founded1869
Incorporated1879
Government
 • TypeMayor–Council
 • MayorJaden Kutz [1]
Area
 • Total1.08 sq mi (2.80 km2)
 • Land1.08 sq mi (2.80 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,211 ft (369 m)
Population
 • Total1,700
 • Estimate 
(2016)[4]
1,691
 • Density1,600/sq mi (610/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67039
Area code316
FIPS code20-18400 [5]
GNIS ID0481864 [6]
Websitecityofdouglassks.com

Douglass is a city in Butler County, Kansas, United States. In 2010, 1,700 people lived there.[7]

History[change | change source]

19th century[change | change source]

The first settlement was founded at Douglass in 1869.[8] Douglass is named after its founder, Joseph W. Douglass, a storeowner who was deadly shot at the town site in 1873 while apprehending a suspected chicken thief.[9][10] Douglass was incorporated as a city of the third class in 1879.[11]

In 1877, the Florence, El Dorado, and Walnut Valley Railroad Company built a train line from Florence to El Dorado, in 1881 it was extended to Douglass, and later to Arkansas City.[12] The line was leased and operated by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. The line from Florence to El Dorado was abandoned in 1942.[13] The train line connected Florence, Burns, De Graff, El Dorado, Augusta, Douglass, Rock, Akron, Winfield, Arkansas City.

21st century[change | change source]

In 2010, the Keystone-Cushing Pipeline (Phase II) was constructed about 1.8 miles west of Douglass, north to south through Butler County.[14]

Geography[change | change source]

Douglass is at 37°31′0″N 97°0′42″W / 37.51667°N 97.01167°W / 37.51667; -97.01167 (37.516802, -97.011705).[15]

The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 1.08 square miles (2.80 km2). All of it is land.[2]

Climate[change | change source]

Douglass has hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. The Köppen Climate Classification system says that Douglass has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[16]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880369
189073799.7%
19007552.4%
1910657−13.0%
19201,01053.7%
1930804−20.4%
1940760−5.5%
1950729−4.1%
19601,05845.1%
19701,1266.4%
19801,45028.8%
19901,72218.8%
20001,8135.3%
20101,700−6.2%
Est. 20161,691[4]−0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 1,700 people, 625 households, and 452 families living in Douglass.[3]

Education[change | change source]

Douglass township community building (2017)

Douglass is part of Douglass USD 396 public school district.

Notable people[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Mayor and Council; City of Douglass.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  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. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved March 6, 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. 541.
  9. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 108.
  10. Mooney, Vol. P. (1916). History of Butler County Kansas. Standard Publishing Company. p. 119.
  11. Mooney, Vol. P. (1916). History of Butler County Kansas. Standard Publishing Company. p. 116.
  12. Marion County Kansas : Past and Present; Sondra Van Meter; MB Publishing House; LCCN 72-92041; 344 pages; 1972.
  13. Railway Abandonment 1942
  14. Keystone Pipeline - TransCanada inspecting pipeline; December 10, 2010
  15. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  16. Climate Summary for Douglass, Kansas

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