Furley, Kansas

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Furley, Kansas
Unincorporated community
Furley Coop
Furley Coop
Furley is located in Kansas
Furley
Furley
Furley is located in the US
Furley
Furley
Location within the state of Kansas
Coordinates: 37°52′45″N 097°12′46″W / 37.87917°N 97.21278°W / 37.87917; -97.21278Coordinates: 37°52′45″N 097°12′46″W / 37.87917°N 97.21278°W / 37.87917; -97.21278
Country United States
State Kansas
County Sedgwick
Township Lincoln
Elevation 1,411 ft (430 m)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 316
FIPS code[1] 20-24975
GNIS feature ID[1] 473703

Furley is an unincorporated community in Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States. It is located northwest of Greenwich Rd and 101st St N.

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 Furley to Caldwell.[2] By 1893, this branch line was incrementally built to Fort Worth, Texas. 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, and finally merged in 1997 with Union Pacific Railroad. Most locals still refer to this railroad as the "Rock Island".

A post office was opened in Furley in 1887, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1953.[3]

Geography[edit]

Furley is located at 37°52′45″N 97°12′46″W / 37.87917°N 97.21278°W / 37.87917; -97.21278 (37.8791795, -97.2128162).[4]

Education[edit]

Primary and secondary education[edit]

Whitewater is part of the Unified School District 206.

Infrastructure[edit]

2005 KDOT Map of Sedgwick County showing Furley and surrounding communities (map legend)

Transportation[edit]

I-135 highway is approximately 6 miles west of the community. The Union Pacific Railroad runs through Furley.

Utilities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ Rock Island Rail History
  3. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Furley". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 

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