Strong City, Kansas

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Strong City is a city in Chase County, Kansas, United States. It is named after William Barstow Strong, former president of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.[3] The population was 584 at the 2000 census.

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History

Strong City originated in March 1871 when the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway was completed to the point then known as Cottonwood Station. In February 1881, a petition was signed by a majority of the citizens, to change the name to Strong, in honor of William Barstow Strong General Superintendent, and later President of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. In 1945, "City" was added to the name Strong.[4]

Geography

Strong City is located at 38°23′41″N 96°32′15″W / 38.39472°N 96.5375°W / 38.39472; -96.5375 (38.394620, -96.537491)[5]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.4 km²), all of it land.

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