Kanorado, Kansas

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Kanorado, Kansas
Kanorado Welcome Sign (2008)
Kanorado Welcome Sign (2008)
Location within Sherman County and Kansas
Location within Sherman County and Kansas
KDOT map of Sherman County (legend)
Coordinates: 39°19′59″N 102°2′17″W / 39.33306°N 102.03806°W / 39.33306; -102.03806Coordinates: 39°19′59″N 102°2′17″W / 39.33306°N 102.03806°W / 39.33306; -102.03806[1]
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountySherman
Incorporated1920
Named fortwo states
Area
 • Total0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
 • Land0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation3,907 ft (1,191 m)
Population
 • Total153
 • Estimate 
(2016)[4]
154
 • Density590/sq mi (230/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
67741
Area code785
FIPS code20-35975 [1]
GNIS ID471238 [1]
Websitecityofkanorado.com

Kanorado is a city in Sherman County, Kansas, United States.[1] The name is a portmanteau of Kansas and Colorado.[5] In 2010, 153 people lived there.[6]

History[change | change source]

The first post office in Kanorado was created in 1889, but the post office was called Lamborn until 1903.[7]

Geography[change | change source]

Interstate 70 in Kansas, Exit One, Kanorado

Kanorado is at 39°19′59″N 102°2′17″W / 39.33306°N 102.03806°W / 39.33306; -102.03806 (39.3330542, -102.0379596).[1] It is Exit 1 off of Interstate 70 in Kansas. On February 10, 2016 the Kansas House of Representatives passed a Resolution (Res.#6033) designating the City of Kanorado as the "Top City" of Kansas. This is because it is the highest city in Kansas. Its elevation is 3,907' (the state high point is 4,039-foot Mount Sunflower). The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2). All of it is land.[2] Kanorado is located in Sherman County.

In 1873, the book Cutler's History of the State of Kansas said the county was "very flat and had almost no trees. Beaver Creek, Little Beaver and both forks of the Sappa River, rise in this county, and the North Fork of the Smoky Hill, passes from Colorado into the south part of the county, and out of it into Wallace." [8] In the main, farming is by irrigation.

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930359
1940322−10.3%
1950285−11.5%
1960245−14.0%
197027813.5%
1980217−21.9%
199027627.2%
2000248−10.1%
2010153−38.3%
2016 (est.)154[4]0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 153 people, 73 households, and 44 families living in Kanorado.[3]

Education[change | change source]

Kanorado is a part of USD 352 Goodland.[9]

Kanorado schools were closed because of school unification. The Kanorado High School mascot was Kanorado Bears.[10]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) details for Kanorado, 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 2012-07-02. 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. Heim, Michael (2007). Exploring Kansas Highways. p. 27.
  6. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
  7. "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on 9 October 2013. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
  8. http://www.kancoll.org/books/cutler/unorganized/unorganized-co-p1.html
  9. "USD352.org". USD 352. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  10. "Healy Wins, Coolidge Hit", Garden City Telegram, 22 February 1967, p.3.

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