Holton, Kansas

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Holton, Kansas
Downtown Holton (2007)
Downtown Holton (2007)
Location within Jackson County and Kansas
Location within Jackson County and Kansas
KDOT map of Jackson County (legend)
Coordinates: 39°27′55″N 95°44′11″W / 39.46528°N 95.73639°W / 39.46528; -95.73639Coordinates: 39°27′55″N 95°44′11″W / 39.46528°N 95.73639°W / 39.46528; -95.73639[1]
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyJackson
Founded1856
Platted1857
Incorporated1859
Named forEdward Holton
Area
 • Total2.78 sq mi (7.20 km2)
 • Land2.70 sq mi (6.99 km2)
 • Water0.08 sq mi (0.21 km2)
Elevation1,096 ft (334 m)
Population
 • Total3,329
 • Estimate 
(2016)[4]
3,285
 • Density1,200/sq mi (460/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
66436
Area code785
FIPS code20-32825 [1]
GNIS ID478194 [1]
Websiteholtonkansas.org

Holton is a city in Jackson County, Kansas, United States.[1] It is also the county seat of Jackson County. In 2010, 3,329 people lived there.[5]

History[change | change source]

In 1859, the abolitionist John Brown took a group of escaped slaves through Holton. This lead to an incident called the "Battle of the Spurs".[6]

Geography[change | change source]

Holton is at 39°27′55″N 95°44′11″W / 39.46528°N 95.73639°W / 39.46528; -95.73639 (39.4652724, -95.7363723).[1] The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 2.78 square miles (7.20 km2). Of that, 2.70 square miles (6.99 km2) is land and 0.08 square miles (0.21 km2) is water.[2]

Weather[change | change source]

Holton has hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. The Köppen Climate Classification system says Holton has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[7]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18902,727
19003,08213.0%
19102,842−7.8%
19202,703−4.9%
19302,7050.1%
19402,8856.7%
19502,705−6.2%
19603,02811.9%
19703,0631.2%
19803,1322.3%
19903,1962.0%
20003,3534.9%
20103,329−0.7%
2016 (est.)3,285[4]−1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

Holton is part of the Topeka, Kansas Metropolitan Statistical Area.

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 3,329 people, 1,442 households, and 832 families living in Holton.[3]

Famous people[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) details for Holton, Kansas; United States Geological Survey (USGS); October 13, 1978.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. 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. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved March 27, 2011.
  6. The Battle of the Spurs and the Underground Railroad in Jackson County
  7. Climate Summary for Holton, Kansas
  8. 'Illinois Blue Book 1955-1956,' Biographical Sketch of Bernice T. Van der Vries, pg. 214

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