|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|
|1,411 ft (430 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|FIPS code||20-24975 |
|GNIS ID||473703 |
Furley is an unincorporated community in Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2020 census, the population of the community and nearby areas was 39. It is located northwest of the intersection of Greenwich Road and 101st Street N, along the Union Pacific Railroad.
In 1887, the Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway built a branch line north–south from Herington through Furley to Caldwell. 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.
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).
|U.S. Decennial Census|
For statistical purposes, the United States Census Bureau has defined this community as a census-designated place (CDP).
The community is served by Remington USD 206 public school district. The Remington High School mascot is a Bronco.
- Frederic Remington High School at 8850 NW Meadowlark Road, north of Brainerd.
- Remington Middle School at 316 E Topeka Street in Whitewater.
- Remington Elementary School at 200 E Ellis Avenue in Potwin.
I-135 highway is approximately 6 miles west of the community. The Union Pacific Railroad runs through Furley.
- Satellite is provided by DirecTV, Dish Network.
- Terrestrial is provided by regional digital TV stations.
- Rural is provided by Sedgwick County RWD #2 and Harvey County RWD #1 (map).
- ^ a b c d e "Furley, Kansas", Geographic Names Information System, United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior
- ^ 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.
- ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- ^ "Rock Island Rail History". Archived from the original on 2011-06-19. Retrieved 2011-09-10.
- ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
- ^ "Furley". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior.
- Sedgwick County maps: Current, Historic, KDOT