Frankfort, Kansas

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Frankfort, Kansas
Location within Marshall County and Kansas
Location within Marshall County and Kansas
KDOT map of Marshall County (legend)
Coordinates: 39°42′14″N 96°25′5″W / 39.70389°N 96.41806°W / 39.70389; -96.41806Coordinates: 39°42′14″N 96°25′5″W / 39.70389°N 96.41806°W / 39.70389; -96.41806
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyMarshall
Platted1867
Incorporated1875
Named forFrank Schmidt
Area
 • Total1.02 sq mi (2.64 km2)
 • Land1.01 sq mi (2.62 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation
1,158 ft (353 m)
Population
 • Total726
 • Estimate 
(2018)[3]
695
 • Density710/sq mi (280/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
66427
Area code785
FIPS code20-24275 [4]
GNIS ID0473195 [5]
Websitecityoffrankfort.org

Frankfort is a city in Marshall County, Kansas, United States. In 2010, 726 people lived there.[6]

History[change | change source]

Frankfort was laid out in 1867 when the Central Branch Union Pacific Railroad was built through the area.[7] The nearby post office of Nottingham, created in 1857, moved about a half-mile northwest to be at the railroad. It was named after Frank Schmidt, a member of the town company.[8] Frankfort was incorporated as a city of the third class in 1875.[9]

The town is famous for the 32 men it lost during World War II. This was more per capita than any other community in the United States.[10]

Geography[change | change source]

Frankfort is at 39°42′14″N 96°25′5″W / 39.70389°N 96.41806°W / 39.70389; -96.41806 (39.703810, -96.417925).[11] The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 1.02 square miles (2.64 km2). Of that, 1.01 square miles (2.62 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[1]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18901,053
19001,16710.8%
19101,42622.2%
19201,314−7.9%
19301,3462.4%
19401,243−7.7%
19501,237−0.5%
19601,106−10.6%
1970960−13.2%
19801,0388.1%
1990927−10.7%
2000855−7.8%
2010726−15.1%
Est. 2018695[3]−4.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

In 2010, there were 726 people, 307 households, and 195 families living in Frankfort. The population density was 718.8 inhabitants per square mile (277.5/km2). 98.8% of the people were White, 0.6% were African American, 0.1% were Asian, and 0.6% were from two or more races. 1.2% of the people were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[2]

2000 census[change | change source]

In 2000, there were 855 people, 367 households, and 230 families living in Frankfort. The population density was 842.2 people per square mile (323.6/km²). 98.25% of the people were White, 0.35% were African American, 0.12% were Native American, 0.12% were Pacific Islander, and 1.17% were from two or more races. 0.35% of the people were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[4]

Education[change | change source]

Frankfort is a part of USD 380 Vermilion.[12]

The Frankfort Wildcats won the Kansas State High School boys basketball class 2A championship in 1973 and the class 1A DII championship in 2012.[13] Frankfort football teams have won state titles in 1983 in Class 1A, as well as 1996 in Class 2-1A. Both teams were coached by Larry Schroeder; he is a member of the KSHSAA Hall of Fame. Frankfort also won the 1A volleyball state championship in both 1986 and 2009.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 3, 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved July 17, 2011.
  7. Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc. Standard Publishing Company. pp. 679.
  8. Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. pp. 236.
  9. Foster, Emma Elizabeth Calderhead (1917). History of Marshall County, Kansas: Its People, Industries, and Institutions. B.F. Bowen. pp. 166.
  10. Fry, Steve. "WWII's 'Frankfort boys' honored - CJOnline.com". cjonline.com. Archived from the original on 21 April 2017. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  11. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  12. "USD 380 Vermilion". USD 380. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  13. "Basketball". KSHSAA. Retrieved 3 January 2017.

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