Furley, Kansas

Furley, Kansas
Furley CO-OP (2015)
Furley CO-OP (2015)
KDOT map of Sedgwick County (legend)
Furley is located in Kansas
Furley
Furley
Furley is located in the United States
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Furley
Coordinates: 37°52′45″N 097°12′46″W / 37.87917°N 97.21278°W / 37.87917; -97.21278Coordinates: 37°52′45″N 097°12′46″W / 37.87917°N 97.21278°W / 37.87917; -97.21278[1]
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountySedgwick
TownshipLincoln
Elevation
[1]
1,411 ft (430 m)
Population
 (2020)[2]
 • Total39
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code316
FIPS code[3]20-24975 [1]
GNIS ID[3]473703 [1]

Furley is an unincorporated community in Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States.[1] As of the 2020 census, the population of the community and nearby areas was 39.[2] It is located northwest of the intersection of Greenwich Road and 101st Street N, along the Union Pacific Railroad.

History

19th century

In 1887, the Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway built a branch line north–south from Herington through Furley to Caldwell.[4] By 1893, this branch line was incrementally built to Fort Worth, Texas. It foreclosed in 1891 and was taken over by Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway, which shut down in 1980 and reorganized as Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas Railroad, merged in 1988 with Missouri Pacific Railroad, and finally merged in 1997 with Union Pacific Railroad. Most locals still refer to this railroad as the "Rock Island".

A post office was opened in Furley in 1887, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1953.[5]

Geography

Furley is located at 37°52′45″N 97°12′46″W / 37.87917°N 97.21278°W / 37.87917; -97.21278 (37.8791795, -97.2128162).[6]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
202039
U.S. Decennial Census

For statistical purposes, the United States Census Bureau has defined this community as a census-designated place (CDP).

Education

The community is served by Remington USD 206 public school district. The Remington High School mascot is a Bronco.

Infrastructure

Transportation

I-135 highway is approximately 6 miles west of the community. The Union Pacific Railroad runs through Furley.

Utilities

  • Internet
  • TV
  • Water
    • Rural is provided by Sedgwick County RWD #2 and Harvey County RWD #1 (map).

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "Furley, Kansas", Geographic Names Information System, United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior
  2. ^ a b "Profile of Furley, Kansas (CDP) in 2020". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on November 14, 2021. Retrieved November 14, 2021.
  3. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "Rock Island Rail History". Archived from the original on 2011-06-19. Retrieved 2011-09-10.
  5. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
  6. ^ "Furley". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior.

Further reading

External links

  • Sedgwick County maps: Current, Historic, KDOT
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