Gaylord, Kansas

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Gaylord, Kansas
Location within Smith County and Kansas
Location within Smith County and Kansas
KDOT map of Smith County (legend)
Coordinates: 39°38′43″N 98°50′49″W / 39.64528°N 98.84694°W / 39.64528; -98.84694Coordinates: 39°38′43″N 98°50′49″W / 39.64528°N 98.84694°W / 39.64528; -98.84694
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountySmith
Founded1870
Incorporated1886
Named forC.E. Gaylord
Government
 • TypeMayor–Council
Area
 • Total0.25 sq mi (0.65 km2)
 • Land0.25 sq mi (0.65 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,594 ft (486 m)
Population
 • Total114
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
107
 • Density460/sq mi (180/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67638
Area code785
FIPS code20-26000 [4]
GNIS ID0472068 [5]
Websitegaylordkansas.com

Gaylord is a city in Smith County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, 114 people lived there.[6]

History[change | change source]

Gaylord was founded in 1870.[7] It was named for C. E. Gaylord, a native of Marshall County who was one of the town's founders.[7][8] The Gaylord post office opened in June 1871.[9]

Gaylord was a station on the Missouri Pacific Railroad.[10]

Geography[change | change source]

Gaylord is at 39°38′43″N 98°50′49″W / 39.64528°N 98.84694°W / 39.64528; -98.84694 (39.645229, -98.847008).[11]

According to the United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 0.25 square miles (0.65 km2). All of it is land.[1]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880231
189031435.9%
1900302−3.8%
19103082.0%
192035615.6%
1930291−18.3%
1940245−15.8%
1950231−5.7%
19602393.5%
1970211−11.7%
1980203−3.8%
1990173−14.8%
2000145−16.2%
2010114−21.4%
Est. 2016107[3]−6.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

As of the 2010 census says that there were 114 people, 59 households, and 32 families living in the city.[2]

Government[change | change source]

The Gaylord government has a mayor and five council members. The council meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:30PM.[12]

  • City Hall, 509 Main Street.

Education[change | change source]

Gaylord is served by USD 237 Smith Center Schools.[13]

Gaylord schools were closed through school unification. The Gaylord High School mascot was Beavers.[14]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 12, 2012. 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 June 9, 2017.
  4. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. 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 April 25, 2011.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 301.
  8. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 135.
  9. "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
  10. Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc. Standard Publishing Company. p. 714.
  11. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  12. Gaylord - Directory of Public Officials
  13. "Smith Center USD 237". USD 237. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  14. "The good ole days", The Salina Journal, 1 December 1994, p.17.

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