Muncie, Kansas

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Muncie
Neighborhood
Muncie is located in Kansas
Muncie
Muncie
Location within the state of Kansas
Coordinates: 39°5′15″N 94°44′50″W / 39.08750°N 94.74722°W / 39.08750; -94.74722Coordinates: 39°5′15″N 94°44′50″W / 39.08750°N 94.74722°W / 39.08750; -94.74722
Country United States
State Kansas
County Wyandotte
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Muncie is a neighborhood in Kansas City, Kansas on the north bank of the Kansas River. Rail lines run through it. On December 8, 1874, the James-Younger Gang are believed to have robbed a Kansas Pacific Railroad there of $30,000.

The area[1] derives its name from the Munsee (tribe) which was part of the Algonquian speaking Delaware (tribe). Reverend Jesse Vogler[2] and John Kilbuck, and 72 Christianized Munsee Indians, came to the area aboard the St. Peters. The Munsee Moravian Mission was located in the Westfield settlement.[3]

Grinter Place in the Grinter Heights neighborhood is on the National Register of Historic Places. A ferry that was used on the military route between Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and Fort Scott, Kansas crossed the river here.

Grinter House

References and citations[edit]

  1. ^ eight miles above the Kaw's mouth, and north of the river
  2. ^ Moravian (United Brethren) missionary
  3. ^ Kansas Historical Quarterly - Kansas Before 1854, A Revised Annals, Part Nine - Kansas Historical Society