St. John, Kansas
|Named for||John St. John|
|• Total||1.94 sq mi (5.04 km2)|
|• Land||1.94 sq mi (5.04 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||1,910 ft (580 m)|
|• Density||630/sq mi (240/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
History[change | change source]
The first settlement in what is today St. John was made in 1875 when William Bickerton of the Church of Jesus Christ created a religious group named Zion Valley. By 1879, Zion Valley had grown into a small town, and the residents renamed it St. John. It was named after then-governor John P. St. John, in order to try to become the county seat of Stafford County.
In 2015, the official government listing of places has been corrected to spell the town as "St. John" instead of "Saint John." The name was incorrectly changed by the United States Postal Service in the 1970s.
Geography[change | change source]
People[change | change source]
|U.S. Decennial Census|
2020 census[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: St. John, Kansas
- "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 18, 2023.
- "DP1: PROFILE OF GENERAL POPULATION AND HOUSING CHARACTERISTICS". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 18, 2023.
- Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 302.
- Entz, Gary (2002). "Zion Valley: The Mormon Origins of St. John, Kansas" in Kansas History. Topeka, KS: Kansas State Historical Society. pp. 98–117.
- "Saint" finally gone from St.John; The Wichita Eagle; July 30, 2015
Other websites[change | change source]
- USD 350, local school district
- The Glass Photographic Negatives of William Gray at YouTube, from Hatteberg's People on KAKE TV news
- Pumpkin Farmer is the Mayor at YouTube, from Hatteberg's People on KAKE TV news
- St. John City Map, KDOT