|Elevation||1,384 ft (422 m)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||473721|
- 1 History
- 2 Geography
- 3 Education
- 4 Media
- 5 Infrastructure
- 6 See also
- 7 Further reading
- 8 References
- 9 External links
For many millennia, the Great Plains of North America was inhabited by nomadic Native Americans. From the 16th century to 18th century, the Kingdom of France claimed ownership of large parts of North America. In 1762, after the French and Indian War, France secretly ceded New France to Spain, per the Treaty of Fontainebleau. In 1802, Spain returned most of the land to France, but keeping title to about 7,500 square miles.
In 1803, most of the land for modern day Kansas was acquired by the United States from France as part of the 828,000 square mile Louisiana Purchase for 2.83 cents per acre. In 1848, after the Mexican-American War, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo with Spain brought into the United States all or part of land for ten future states, including southwest Kansas. In 1854, the Kansas Territory was organized, then in 1861 Kansas became the 34th U.S. state. In 1855, Butler County was established within the Kansas Territory, which included the land for modern day Brainerd.
A post office was established in Holden on December 14, 1870, then renamed to Brainerd on January 25, 1886. The post office closed on August 31, 1907.
In 1961, Frederic Remington High School was built immediately north of Brainerd. Leading up to this new school, Whitewater, Potwin, Brainerd, Elbing, Furley, Countryside, and Golden Gate schools merged to form a joint rural high school. Heated opposition between Whitewater and Potwin occurred during the discussion for the location of the new high school. Rural voters pushed for a centralized location in neither town. A public vote was passed to build the new school near Brainerd.
In 2006, the Remington Rock monument was built near the Frederic Remington High School.
Brainerd is located at (37.9511267, -97.0953122).
Primary and secondary education
Whitewater is part of the Unified School District 206. The Remington High School mascot is a Bronco.
- Remington High School, 8850 NW Meadowlark Road. (north of Brainerd)
- Remington Middle School, located in Whitewater.
- Remington Elementary School, located in Potwin.
K-196 highway runs along the south side of the community.
- Electricity is provided by Butler REC.
- Water is provided by Butler County Rural Water District #7.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
- Mooney, Vol. P. (1916). History of Butler County Kansas. Standard Publishing Company. p. 175.
- "Profile for Brainerd, Kansas". ePodunk. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
- USD 206 History
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Brainerd
- Wichita-Hutchinson Radio market.
- Wichita-Hutchinson TV market.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Brainerd, Kansas.|
- Brainerd, Kansas - Time, Place and Memory on the Prairie Plains (A Brief History of the Brainerd Area)
- Frederic Remington Area Historical Society
- USD 206, local school district