Peck, Kansas

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Peck, Kansas
Unincorporated community
Peck is located in Kansas
Peck
Peck
Location within the state of Kansas
Coordinates: 37°29′0″N 97°22′19″W / 37.48333°N 97.37194°W / 37.48333; -97.37194Coordinates: 37°29′0″N 97°22′19″W / 37.48333°N 97.37194°W / 37.48333; -97.37194
Country United States
State Kansas
County Sedgwick
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 67120
Area code(s) 316

Peck is an unincorporated community on the Sedgwick County and Sumner County border in Kansas, United States.

History[edit]

19th century[edit]

1915 Railroad Map of Sedgwick County

In 1887, the Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway built a branch line north-south from Herington through Peck to Caldwell.[1] 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".

The first post office in Peck was established in October 1887.[2] The town was named for George Peck, who owned a hotel there.[3]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Peck has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rock Island Rail History
  2. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961, page 2". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Profile for Peck, Kansas". ePodunk. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Climate Summary for Peck, Kansas

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