Sublette, Kansas

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Sublette, Kansas
Sublette Cooperative grain elevator (2010)
Sublette Cooperative grain elevator (2010)
Location within Haskell County and Kansas
Location within Haskell County and Kansas
KDOT map of Haskell County (legend)
Coordinates: 37°28′47″N 100°50′42″W / 37.47972°N 100.84500°W / 37.47972; -100.84500Coordinates: 37°28′47″N 100°50′42″W / 37.47972°N 100.84500°W / 37.47972; -100.84500
CountryUnited States
Named forWilliam Sublette
 • Total0.92 sq mi (2.38 km2)
 • Land0.92 sq mi (2.38 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
2,913 ft (888 m)
 • Total1,453
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,600/sq mi (610/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code620
FIPS code20-68775 [4]
GNIS ID0470607 [5]

Sublette is a city in Haskell County, Kansas, United States.[6] It is also the county seat of Haskell County. In 2010, 1,453 people lived there.[7]

History[change | change source]

Sublette was created in 1912.[8] It was named after William Lewis Sublette, a French Huguenot who was a partner in the Rocky Mountain Fur Company. Sublette was a mountain man, fur trapper and pioneer who blazed a trail through the area and was known by the local natives as "Cut Face".[9]

The first post office in Sublette was created in January 1913.[10]

Geography[change | change source]

Sublette is at 37°28′47″N 100°50′42″W / 37.47972°N 100.84500°W / 37.47972; -100.84500 (37.479660, -100.845034).[11] The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 0.92 square miles (2.38 km2). All of it is land.[1]

Climate[change | change source]

The Köppen Climate Classification system says that Sublette has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[12]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
2016 (est.)1,364[3]−6.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
Sublette welcome sign (2010)
Downtown Sublette (2010)
Haskell County Court House (2010)
Grain elevators near the depot in Sublette (1950s)

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 1,453 people, 556 households, and 409 families living in Sublette.[2]

Media[change | change source]

The Haskell County Monitor-Chief is the local newspaper.

Sublette is in the Wichita-Hutchinson, Kansas television market.[13] KDGL-LD is licensed to Sublette Kansas and is the flagship station of High Plains Broadcasting, LLC. KDGL broadcasts on RF channel 23 carrying 6 video streams. Current Networks are Retro TV, Tuff TV, AMG TV, Launch TV, TheWalk TV, and PBJ TV. KDGL uses TV23 as branding for all 5 licenses including Dodge City, Garden City, Liberal, and Ulysses. Sublette was chosen for its central location in the Southwest Kansas Market and to streamline future news gathering for NewsWest23 newscasts.[14][15]

Famous 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 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. Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 206.
  9. Kansas Place-Names, John Rydjord, University of Oklahoma Press, 1972, p. 121 ISBN 0-8061-0994-7.
  10. "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2014.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  11. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  12. Climate Summary for Sublette, Kansas
  13. "Kansas TV Markets". EchoStar Knowledge Base. Archived from the original on 2011-07-26. Retrieved 2011-05-28.
  14. "TV23 KDGL-TV - Coverage". Archived from the original on 2013-08-11. Retrieved 2013-07-15.
  15. "TV Query Broadcast Station Search". 10 December 2015.
  16. "Jack Christiansen". Archived from the original on February 8, 2007. Retrieved December 21, 2012.
  17. "Shalee Lehning". K-State. Archived from the original on November 19, 2012. Retrieved December 21, 2012.
  18. "Otto Ole Schnellbacher". Archived from the original on November 13, 2012. Retrieved December 21, 2012.

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