Peabody, Kansas

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Peabody is a city in Marion County, Kansas, United States. It is named after F.H. Peabody, of Boston, former vice-president of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.[book 1] Peabody is well known in the region for its Independence Day Celebration on July 4, and its historic 1880's downtown main street. The population was 1,384 at the 2000 census.

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History

19th century

The first settler in the area was W.C. Coble, from North Carolina, who set up ranch headquarters a few miles east of Peabody in 1864.[3]

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