Brainerd, Kansas

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Brainerd, Kansas
Unincorporated community
Brainerd is located in Kansas
Brainerd is located in the US
Location within the state of Kansas
Coordinates: 37°57′04″N 097°05′43″W / 37.95111°N 97.09528°W / 37.95111; -97.09528Coordinates: 37°57′04″N 097°05′43″W / 37.95111°N 97.09528°W / 37.95111; -97.09528
Country  United States
State  Kansas
County Butler
Elevation 1,384 ft (422 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67154
Area code(s) 620
FIPS code 20-08200[1]
GNIS feature ID 473721[1]

Brainerd is an unincorporated community in Butler County, Kansas, United States.


Early history[edit]

For many millennia, the Great Plains of North America was inhabited by nomadic Native Americans. From the 16th century to 18th century, the Kingdom of France claimed ownership of large parts of North America. In 1762, after the French and Indian War, France secretly ceded New France to Spain, per the Treaty of Fontainebleau.

19th century[edit]

In 1802, Spain returned most of the land to France. In 1803, most of the land for modern day Kansas was acquired by the United States from France as part of the 828,000 square mile Louisiana Purchase for 2.83 cents per acre.

In 1854, the Kansas Territory was organized, then in 1861 Kansas became the 34th U.S. state. In 1855, Butler County was established within the Kansas Territory, which included the land for modern day Brainerd.

A post office was established in Holden on December 14, 1870, then renamed to Brainerd on January 25, 1886. The post office closed on August 31, 1907.[2]

Brainerd sprang up mid-1880s around a depot placed on the Missouri Pacific railroad line.[3] The community was named for Elisha B. Brainerd, an original landowner.[4]

20th century[edit]

In 1961, Frederic Remington High School was built immediately north of Brainerd. Leading up to this new school, Whitewater, Potwin, Brainerd, Elbing, Furley, Countryside, and Golden Gate schools merged to form a joint rural high school. Heated opposition between Whitewater and Potwin occurred during the discussion for the location of the new high school. Rural voters pushed for a centralized location in neither town. A public vote was passed to build the new school near Brainerd.[5]

21st century[edit]

In 2006, the Remington Rock monument was built near the Frederic Remington High School.


Brainerd is located at 37°57′4″N 97°5′43″W / 37.95111°N 97.09528°W / 37.95111; -97.09528 (37.9511267, -97.0953122).[6]


Primary and secondary education[edit]

Whitewater is part of the Unified School District 206. The Remington High School mascot is a Bronco.





Goessel is served by numerous radio stations of the Wichita-Hutchinson listening market area,[7] and satellite radio. See Media in Wichita, Kansas.


Goessel is served by over-the-air ATSC digital TV of the Wichita-Hutchinson viewing market area,[8] cable TV, and satellite TV. See Media in Wichita, Kansas.



K-196 highway runs along the south side of the community.


See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved 5 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Mooney, Vol. P. (1916). History of Butler County Kansas. Standard Publishing Company. p. 175. 
  4. ^ "Profile for Brainerd, Kansas". ePodunk. Retrieved 5 June 2014. 
  5. ^ USD 206 History
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Brainerd
  7. ^ Wichita-Hutchinson Radio market.
  8. ^ Wichita-Hutchinson TV market.

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