Towanda, Kansas

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Towanda, Kansas
Location within Butler County and Kansas
Location within Butler County and Kansas
KDOT map of Butler County (legend)
Coordinates: 37°47′45″N 96°59′58″W / 37.79583°N 96.99944°W / 37.79583; -96.99944Coordinates: 37°47′45″N 96°59′58″W / 37.79583°N 96.99944°W / 37.79583; -96.99944
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyButler
Founded1870
Incorporated1905
Government
 • TypeCouncil-Mayor
 • MayorJennifer Shaults[1]
Area
 • Total1.06 sq mi (2.75 km2)
 • Land1.06 sq mi (2.75 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,293 ft (394 m)
Population
 • Total1,450
 • Estimate 
(2016)[4]
1,427
 • Density1,400/sq mi (530/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67144
Area code316
FIPS code20-71125 [5]
GNIS ID0474579 [6]
Websitecityoftowanda.com

Towanda is a city in Butler County, Kansas, United States. In 2010, 1,450 people lived there.[7]

History[change | change source]

Towanda was created in 1870.[8][9] It was incorporated in 1905.[10] Towanda is an Osage-language name meaning "many waters".[11]

The town was damaged badly by a cyclone in 1892.[12]

21st century[change | change source]

In 2010, the Keystone-Cushing Pipeline (Phase II) was built a few blocks west of Towanda.[13][14] There was a lot of controversy about tax exemption and environmental concerns (if a leak ever happens).[source?]

Geography[change | change source]

Towanda is at 37°47′45″N 96°59′58″W / 37.79583°N 96.99944°W / 37.79583; -96.99944 (37.795921, -96.999380).[15] It is along the Whitewater River. The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 1.06 square miles (2.75 km2). All of it is land.[2]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
188053
1890156194.3%
1910275
1920718161.1%
1930424−40.9%
1940374−11.8%
195041711.5%
19601,031147.2%
19701,19015.4%
19801,33211.9%
19901,289−3.2%
20001,3383.8%
20101,4508.4%
Est. 20161,427[4]−1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 1,450 people, 524 households, and 397 families living in Towanda.[3]

Education[change | change source]

Towanda is home to the district office of Circle USD 375. Circle USD 375 covers about 175 square miles.[16]

Famous people[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Directory of Kansas Public Officials - Towanda". League of Kansas Municipalities. Archived from the original on 27 May 2015. Retrieved 27 May 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 6, 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. 152.
  9. "History of Towanda Township". Towanda Area Historical Museum. Retrieved 7 Nov 2019.
  10. "City of Towanda, Kansas". City of Towanda Official Website. Retrieved 7 Nov 2019.
  11. "Profile for Towanda, Kansas". ePodunk. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  12. Mooney, Vol. P. (1916). History of Butler County Kansas. Standard Publishing Company. p. 224.
  13. Keystone Pipeline - Marion County Commission calls out Legislative Leadership on Pipeline Deal; April 18, 2010. Archived October 22, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  14. Keystone Pipeline - TransCanada inspecting pipeline; December 10, 2010.
  15. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  16. "District Profile". Circle Public Schools. Retrieved 27 May 2015.
  17. Frank H. Maynard, Cowboy's Lament: A Life on the Open Range (Lubbock, Texas: Texas Tech University Press, 2010), p. 3, ISBN 978-0-89672-705-2

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