Coffeyville, Kansas

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Coffeyville is a city situated along the Verdigris River in the southeastern part of Montgomery County, located in Southeast Kansas, in the Central United States. The population was 11,021 at the 2000 census, and it was estimated to be 10,387 in the year 2006.[4] It is the most populous city of Montgomery County and with its southeast Kansas location is located in the Tulsa, Oklahoma media market.

Coffeyville is home to online retailer Amazon.com's largest distribution center, leased in 1999. It was opened in a facility previously operated by Golden Books. Coffeyville is also home to John Deere Corporation's Coffeyville Works which is a major manufacturer of off road equipment automatic transmissions for the construction, agriculture and mining industries. CVR Energy, operates a 1,000,000 barrels per day refinery and a large nitrogen fertilizer plant using a unique Texaco process of ammonia extraction from coke by products produced in the refinery. Sherwin Williams Chemical Co. has operated a chemical plant in the community since 1909. Southwire Corp. one of the largest makers of stranded and solid core wire acquired the Leviton Industries facility of American Insulated Wire in 2010. Other nearby in county employers include Cessna Aircraft Division of Textron and privately owned Spears Manufacturing, a large producer of extruded PVC pipe products.

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History

Founded in 1869 as an Indian trading post by Col. James A. Coffey, serving the population across the Oklahoma border in what was then the Indian Territory, the town was confirmed and expanded by the arrival of the Leavenworth, Lawrence & Galveston Railroad in 1871. With the arrival of the railroad, a young surveyor, Napoleon B. Blanton, was dispatched to lay out the town. The naming of the town was left to the toss of a coin between Col. Coffey and U.S. Army Captain Blanton. Blanton lost the toss and the town was officially named Coffeyville.

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