Herington, Kansas

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Herington is a city in Dickinson and Morris counties in the U.S. state of Kansas. Named after its founder, Monroe Davis Herington. The population was 2,563 at the 2000 census.

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History

The City of Herington was named after its founder, Monroe Davis Herington. His name at birth was Davis Monroe Herrington, but he later dropped the second "r" from his last name.[3]

Geography

Herington is located at 38°40′19″N 96°56′44″W / 38.67194°N 96.94556°W / 38.67194; -96.94556 (38.671990, -96.945423)[4]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.5 km²), all land.

Area attractions

  • Herington Historial Museum, 800 S Broadway St.[5]
  • Kansas Historical Marker - Father Juan De Padilla And Quivira, approximately 1 mi south on US-56.[6]

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,563 people, 1,126 households, and 669 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,206.9 people per square mile (466.8/km²). There were 1,305 housing units at an average density of 614.5/sq mi (237.7/km²).

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