Crawford, Kansas

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Crawford, Kansas
Unincorporated community
Map of Rice Co, Ks, USA.png
Crawford, Kansas is located in Kansas
Crawford, Kansas
Crawford, Kansas
Coordinates: 38°30′48″N 98°2′6″W / 38.51333°N 98.03500°W / 38.51333; -98.03500Coordinates: 38°30′48″N 98°2′6″W / 38.51333°N 98.03500°W / 38.51333; -98.03500
Country United States
State Kansas
County Rice
Elevation 1,686 ft (514 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 620
GNIS feature ID 484739[1]

Crawford is an unincorporated community in Galt and Odessa Townships in Rice County, Kansas, United States. It lies along K-4 about 6 miles (9.7 km) east of Geneseo.[2]

History[edit]

For millennia, the land now known as Kansas was inhabited by Native Americans. In 1803, most of modern Kansas was secured by the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase. In 1854, the Kansas Territory was organized, then in 1861 Kansas became the 34th U.S. state. In 1867, Rice County was founded.

Crawford had a post office from the 1880s until 1953.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ DeLorme. Kansas Atlas & Gazetteer. 4th ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2009, p. 47. ISBN 0-89933-342-7.
  3. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 22 June 2014.