Piqua, Kansas

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Piqua, Kansas
Census-designated place
Piqua, Kansas is located in Kansas
Piqua, Kansas
Piqua, Kansas
Coordinates: 37°55′22″N 95°32′07″W / 37.92278°N 95.53528°W / 37.92278; -95.53528Coordinates: 37°55′22″N 95°32′07″W / 37.92278°N 95.53528°W / 37.92278; -95.53528
Country United States
State Kansas
County Woodson
Area[1]
 • Total 4.007 sq mi (10.38 km2)
 • Land 3.968 sq mi (10.28 km2)
 • Water 0.039 sq mi (0.10 km2)
Elevation 1,027 ft (313 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 107
 • Density 27/sq mi (10/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 620
GNIS feature ID 474484[3]

Piqua is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Woodson County, Kansas, United States.[3] Its population was 107 as of the 2010 census.[2]

History[edit]

Piqua had its start in the year 1882 by the building of the railroad through that territory.[4] It was named after the city of Piqua, Ohio.[5]

The first post office in Piqua was established in March 1882.[6]

Geography[edit]

Latitude of Piqua is 37.922N and longitude is -95.535W. Piqua is located on U.S. Route 54 and is east of U.S. Route 75.[7]

Area attractions[edit]

Notable people[edit]

  • Buster Keaton (1895–1966), acclaimed actor and film director. He was born in Piqua while his mother was traveling.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  3. ^ a b "Piqua, Kansas". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  4. ^ Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. p. 479. 
  5. ^ "Profile for Piqua, Kansas". ePodunk. Retrieved 28 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 27 June 2014. 
  7. ^ Rand McNally, The Road Atlas '05, Skokie: Rand McNally & Company, 2005.

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