View of Quinter from Interstate 70
|Named for||James Quinter|
|• Total||0.99 sq mi (2.56 km2)|
|• Land||0.99 sq mi (2.56 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||2,664 ft (812 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||930/sq mi (360/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|FIPS code||20-58250 |
|GNIS ID||0471350 |
History[change | change source]
The city of Quinter is built at the place of an old railroad switching place called Melota. A town named Familton was built there in 1885, and it had a hotel in it. The U.S. Government would not create a post office under the Familton name because of possible confusion with other names in the state, so another had to be chosen. The name Quinter was chosen. It was named after Rev. James Quinter, a local Baptist Brethren minister.
Geography[change | change source]
People[change | change source]
|U.S. Decennial Census|
2010 census[change | change source]
Fmous people[change | change source]
- Brent Barrett, American actor and tenor
- Scott Huffman, Olympic pole vaulter
- Robert Maxwell, World War II combat veteran and Medal of Honor recipient
- Waldo McBurney, centenarian
- Maggie McIntosh, State legislator
References[change | change source]
- "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 12, 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved March 6, 2011.
- Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. p. 530.
- History Of Gove County, Kansas; 1930. Archived December 29, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
- http://www.kansas.com/mld/kansas/news/state/15912412.htm[permanent dead link]
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
Other websites[change | change source]
- USD 293, local school district
- Quinter City Map, KDOT