Peck, Kansas

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Peck, Kansas
KDOT map of Sedgwick County (legend)
Peck is located in Kansas
Peck
Peck
Peck is located in the United States
Peck
Peck
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
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountySedgwick
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67120
Area code316

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

History

19th century

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]

Geography

Climate

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

  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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