Treece, Kansas

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Treece is a city in Cherokee County, Kansas, United States. The population was 149 at the 2000 census.



Treece and neighboring Picher were formed as a result of mining operations in the early 20th century. Treece was a heavy supplier of lead, zinc, and iron ore. During its maximum production, Treece had a population of over 20,000 and produced $20 billion worth of ore mainly during the First and Second World Wars. After the 1970s, ore production declined rapidly as did the town's population.[3]

It is located less than a mile north of Picher, Oklahoma, a town which has been closed due to lead pollution, and its citizen's property bought out by the Environmental Protection Agency. Citizens of Treece were also demanding a buy-out, but at first were not certain of receiving one.[4] As of September 2009, it was reported that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wanted to clean up the soil in Treece, instead of moving its residents away.[5] Congress, however, passed an environmental appropriations bill on October 29, 2009, that authorizes the EPA to buy out the town.[6] Residents had until August 31, 2010 to apply for a Federal buyout[7] and offers are to be made to the 80 residents who applied in December.[8]


Treece is located at 37°0′1″N 94°50′37″W / 37.00028°N 94.84361°W / 37.00028; -94.84361 (37.000262, -94.843723).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 149 people, 59 households, and 37 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,134.9 people per square mile (821.8/km²). There were 66 housing units at an average density of 945.6/sq mi (364.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 85.91% White, 2.01% African American, 7.38% Native American, and 4.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.67% of the population.

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