Corbin, Kansas

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Corbin, Kansas
Unincorporated community
Location within Sumner county
Location within Sumner county
Corbin, Kansas is located in Kansas
Corbin, Kansas
Corbin, Kansas
Location within the state of Kansas
Coordinates: 37°7′35″N 97°32′38″W / 37.12639°N 97.54389°W / 37.12639; -97.54389Coordinates: 37°7′35″N 97°32′38″W / 37.12639°N 97.54389°W / 37.12639; -97.54389
Country United States
State Kansas
County Sumner
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Corbin is an unincorporated community in Sumner County, Kansas, United States. The post office was established February 6, 1884, and discontinued February 16, 1975.[1] The nearby Spring Creek School is on the National Register of Historic Places.

History[edit]

19th century[edit]

1915 Railroad Map of Sumner County

In 1887, the Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway built a branch line north-south from Herington through Corbin to Caldwell.[2] 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, merged in 1997 with Union Pacific Railroad. Most locals still refer to this railroad as the "Rock Island".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Rock Island Rail History

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