Goddard, Kansas

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Goddard is a city in Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States. It is a suburb of Wichita, Kansas.[3] As of the 2000 census, the city population was 2,037.

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History

In 1883, E. Wilder purchased farmland on the planned railway of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway south of Blendon, Kansas approximately 10 miles west of Wichita.[3] There, he established the town of Goddard, in honor of J.F. Goddard, former third vice-president of the ATSF Raliway.[4] The railroad reached Goddard in 1884, and a post office was established there the same year. Several buildings were relocated from Blendon, including the town hall and the planned Methodist church. Goddard was officially incorporated in 1910.

In recent decades, as Wichita has expanded westward, a growing number of commuters have settled in Goddard, transforming it from a rural agricultural community into a suburb.[3]

Geography

Goddard is located at 37°39′35″N 97°34′27″W / 37.65972°N 97.57417°W / 37.65972; -97.57417 (37.659706, -97.574271)[5] at an elevation of 1,463 feet (446 m).[2] It lies approximately 12 miles (20 km) southwest of the Arkansas River and 8 miles (13 km) north-northeast of the Ninnescah River in the Wellington-McPherson Lowlands region of the Great Plains. Goddard is located in south-central Kansas on U.S. Route 54 just west of Wichita, Kansas.

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