Attractions February 17, 2017
Blink And You’ll Miss These 11 Teeny Tiny Towns In Kansas
Ever wonder what all those little specks on your map are? Here’s 11 of them! Let’s take a tour of these teeny tiny towns right here in the Sunflower State.
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1. Freeport (Harper County)
As of 2010, the population of this teensy tiny town was only 5 people. It's the smallest incorporated town in Kansas!
2. Raymond (Rice County)
This town is named after Emmons Raymond, former Director of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway. The estimated current population is about 78.
3. Bushong (Lyon County)
During the Cold War, Bushong was the location of one of the first generations of nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missiles. As of 2010, it had 34 residents.
4. Roxbury (McPherson County)
There's not much recent information about this mystery town, but the last listed census was 100 people in 1910, so who knows? Maybe it's a new ghost town.
5. Randolph (Riley County)
With a 2010 census of 163, this town is bigger than some of these other spots. Randolph was created when flooding submerged other nearby towns and forced them to move elsewhere nearby.
6. Bassett (Allen County)
This teeny spot only boasts 15 people at the last census, which is insane. Bassett wasn't always so empty, though. The first concrete road in Kansas was laid here in this tiny town.
7. Coolidge (Hamilton County)
This town of only 95 people (2010 census) was named after Thomas Jefferson Coolidge, the former president of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.
8. Elgin (Chautauqua County)
The south edge of this charming city is part of the Kansas-Oklahoma border. It only has a census of 89 people!
9. Hunnewell (Sumner County)
In its best years, it was a shipping point for Texas cattle, but now there's only around 65 people left in this dwindling Kansas town.
10. Mildred (Allen County)
Another small spot on the Kansas map, Mildred only holds around 28 people within its limits. The town was founded in 1907 when a cement plant was established.
11. Long Island (Phillips County)
On the bigger side of today's towns, Long Island has a population around 134. Unfortunately, it's gone mostly unnoticed and doesn't have many special happenings to report.
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