|• Mayor||Jaden Kutz |
|• Total||1.08 sq mi (2.80 km2)|
|• Land||1.08 sq mi (2.80 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,211 ft (369 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||1,600/sq mi (610/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|FIPS code||20-18400 |
|GNIS ID||0481864 |
History[change | change source]
19th century[change | change source]
The first settlement was founded at Douglass in 1869. 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. Douglass was incorporated as a city of the third class in 1879.
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. 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. The train line connected Florence, Burns, De Graff, El Dorado, Augusta, Douglass, Rock, Akron, Winfield, Arkansas City.
21st century[change | change source]
Geography[change | change source]
Douglass is at (37.516802, -97.011705).
Climate[change | change source]
People[change | change source]
|U.S. Decennial Census|
2010 census[change | change source]
Education[change | change source]
Douglass is part of Douglass USD 396 public school district.
Notable people[change | change source]
- Monty Beisel (b1978), football linebacker in NFL.
- William Couch (1850–1890), leader of the Oklahoma Boomer Movement and as the first provisional mayor of what became Oklahoma City.
- James Durham (1881–1949), pitcher in Major League Baseball.
- Phyllis Haver (1899–1960), actress during silent movie era.
- George Hill (1895–1934), movie director and cinematographer during silent movie era.
References[change | change source]
- Mayor and Council; City of Douglass.
- "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. 541.
- Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 108.
- Mooney, Vol. P. (1916). History of Butler County Kansas. Standard Publishing Company. p. 119.
- Mooney, Vol. P. (1916). History of Butler County Kansas. Standard Publishing Company. p. 116.
- Marion County Kansas : Past and Present; Sondra Van Meter; MB Publishing House; LCCN 72-92041; 344 pages; 1972.
- Railway Abandonment 1942
- Keystone Pipeline - TransCanada inspecting pipeline; December 10, 2010
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- Climate Summary for Douglass, Kansas
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Douglass, Kansas.|
- USD 396, local school district
- Douglass City Map, KDOT