Oswego, Kansas

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Oswego, Kansas
Location within Labette County and Kansas
Location within Labette County and Kansas
KDOT map of Labette County (legend)
Coordinates: 37°10′4″N 95°6′34″W / 37.16778°N 95.10944°W / 37.16778; -95.10944Coordinates: 37°10′4″N 95°6′34″W / 37.16778°N 95.10944°W / 37.16778; -95.10944
CountryUnited States
 • TypeMayor–Council
 • MayorBill Cunningham
 • City ClerkCarol Eddington
 • Total2.30 sq mi (5.96 km2)
 • Land2.24 sq mi (5.80 km2)
 • Water0.06 sq mi (0.16 km2)
912 ft (278 m)
 • Total1,829
 • Estimate 
 • Density800/sq mi (310/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code620
FIPS code20-53450[4]
GNIS ID0469468[5]

Oswego is a city in Labette County, Kansas, United States,[6] and situated along the Neosho River. It is also the county seat of Labette County. In 2010, 1,829 people lived there.[7]

History[change | change source]

The first newspaper was the Oswego Register. It was created in 1868 by E.R. Trask. The first church was the Congregational, which was created in May 1868. The Presbyterian church was created in July 1868. The first school was created in 1867. The public library association was created in 1877. It still exists as Oswego Public Library, which is a Carnegie Library. The telephone system was put in operation in 1882; the waterworks in 1887; and the first electric lights were turned on on July 12, 1888. The lights were turned off a few months later.[8]

In 2011, the City Council voted to annex the Oswego Municipal Airport into the city limits. This made Oswego be in neighboring Cherokee County.

Geography[change | change source]

Oswego isat 37°10′4″N 95°6′34″W / 37.16778°N 95.10944°W / 37.16778; -95.10944 (37.167728, -95.109453).[9] The city is about 12 miles (19 km) north of the Oklahoma state line and 30 miles (48 km) west of the Missouri line. It is along the southern bluffs, overlooking the Neosho River valley. It is at the junction of U.S. Route 59 and U.S. Route 160. The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 2.30 square miles (5.96 km2). Of that, 2.24 square miles (5.80 km2) is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) is water.[1]

Climate[change | change source]

Oswego has hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. The Köppen Climate Classification system says that Oswego has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[10]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
2016 (est.)1,744[3]−4.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 1,829 people, 763 households, and 476 families living in Oswego.[2]

Education[change | change source]

Schools[change | change source]

The Oswego-Service Valley Unified School District 504 serves Oswego.[11]

Libraries[change | change source]

Oswego is served by the Oswego Public Library (OPL), which is a Carnegie Library.[12] OPL has a big collection of books, DVDs, periodicals, audio books, and videos. Internet access is also available through the use of computers or the Library's free Wi-Fi.[13]

Media[change | change source]

Labette Avenue is a weekly newspaper that covers mostly local stories and events. Labette Avenue is based in Oswego and serves the rural areas of Labette County, Kansas.[14]

The Parsons Sun, a newspaper published every day in Parsons, also covers Oswego. The nearest major newspaper is the Joplin Globe.

Oswego is in the Joplin, Missouri/Pittsburg, Kansas broadcast market area. It gets most its television and radio signals from those two cities. KGGF 690 AM Coffeyville covers SE Kansas and Broadcasts from its tower site in Mound Valley.

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. 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. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  7. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 27, 2011.
  8. Frank W. Blackmar, ed. (1912). "Oswego". Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc ... II. Chicago: Standard Pub Co. pp. 420–422.
  9. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  10. Climate Summary for Oswego, Kansas
  11. "Oswego schools". GreatSchools.net. Retrieved 2006-07-07.
  12. Brotherton, Mike & Mattox, David (2011). Labette County. Arcadia Publishing. p. 17.
  13. "Policies". Oswego Public Library. Archived from the original on 15 July 2014. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
  14. "Who We Are : Labette Avenue". Archived from the original on 2011-08-24. Retrieved 2019-11-06.

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