Quinter, Kansas

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Quinter, Kansas
View of Quinter from Interstate 70
View of Quinter from Interstate 70
Location within Gove County and Kansas
Location within Gove County and Kansas
KDOT map of Gove County (legend)
Coordinates: 39°3′57″N 100°14′13″W / 39.06583°N 100.23694°W / 39.06583; -100.23694Coordinates: 39°3′57″N 100°14′13″W / 39.06583°N 100.23694°W / 39.06583; -100.23694
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyGove
Founded1885 (Familton)
Incorporated1909 (Quinter)
Named forJames Quinter
Area
 • Total0.99 sq mi (2.56 km2)
 • Land0.99 sq mi (2.56 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
2,664 ft (812 m)
Population
 • Total918
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
954
 • Density930/sq mi (360/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67752
Area code785
FIPS code20-58250 [4]
GNIS ID0471350 [5]
Websitecityofquinter.com

Quinter is a city in Gove County, Kansas, United States. In 2010, 918 people lived there.[6]

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.[7] 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.[8]

The city received some small national attention in November 2006 when longtime resident Waldo McBurney, age 104, was said to be the oldest worker in the United States.[9]

Geography[change | change source]

Quinter is at 39°3′57″N 100°14′13″W / 39.06583°N 100.23694°W / 39.06583; -100.23694 (39.065706, -100.236828).[10] The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 0.99 square miles (2.56 km2). All of it is land.[1]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910450
1920383−14.9%
193057048.8%
1940481−15.6%
195074154.1%
19607764.7%
197093019.8%
19809512.3%
1990945−0.6%
20009611.7%
2010918−4.5%
Est. 2016954[3]3.9%
U.S. Decennial Census
Quinter Reformed Presbyterian Church (2006)

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 918 people, 374 households, and 251 families living in Quinter.[2]

Fmous people[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 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 March 6, 2011.
  7. Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. p. 530.
  8. History Of Gove County, Kansas; 1930. Archived December 29, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  9. http://www.kansas.com/mld/kansas/news/state/15912412.htm[permanent dead link]
  10. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.

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