Berryton, Kansas

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Berryton, Kansas
Berryton (2010)
Berryton (2010)
KDOT map of Shawnee County (legend)
Berryton is located in Kansas
Berryton
Berryton
Berryton is located in the United States
Berryton
Berryton
Coordinates: 38°56′27″N 95°37′54″W / 38.94083°N 95.63167°W / 38.94083; -95.63167Coordinates: 38°56′27″N 95°37′54″W / 38.94083°N 95.63167°W / 38.94083; -95.63167[1]
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyShawnee
TownshipMonmouth
Elevation997 ft (304 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code785
FIPS code20-06300 [1]
GNIS ID479067 [1]

Berryton is an unincorporated community in Shawnee County, Kansas, United States.[1] It is located east of the Topeka Regional Airport.

History[edit]

Berryton was laid out in 1888 and named for its two founders, George Washington Berry and his son George Webster Berry.[2][3] The first post office in Berryton was established in May 1888.[4] In 1912 the town was described as, "a little village of Shawnee county, is a station on the Missouri Pacific R. R., 9 miles southeast of the city of Topeka. It has a money order postoffice with one rural delivery route, and is a trading center for the neighborhood in which it is located. The population in 1910 was 75."[5]

It currently has a post office and elementary school.

Demographics[edit]

Berryton is part of the Topeka, Kansas Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Education[edit]

The community is served by Shawnee Heights USD 450 public school district. The Shawnee Heights High School mascot is Thunderbirds.[6]

Berryton High School was closed through school unification. The Berryton Buffaloes[7] won the Kansas State High School class B baseball championship in 1951.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) details for Berryton, Kansas; United States Geological Survey (USGS); October 13, 1978.
  2. ^ Duncan, Spencer L. (2005). Historic Shawnee County: The Story of Topeka & Shawnee County. HPN Books. p. 73.
  3. ^ From Berry Creek to Berryton: A History of the Settlements in Shawnee County, Kansas, Founded by George Washington Berry and His Son, George Webster Berry
  4. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  5. ^ Frank Wilson Blackmar (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc. ... with a Supplementary Volume Devoted to Selected Personal History and Reminiscence. Standard publishing Company. p. 176. ISBN 978-0-7222-4905-5.
  6. ^ "Shawnee Heights USD #450". USD 450. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Berryton High School". classmates. Retrieved 10 January 2017.
  8. ^ "Baseball". KSHSAA. Retrieved 6 January 2017.

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