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City of Parkerfield
—  City  —
Map of Cowley County (map legend)
Coordinates: 37°4′30″N 97°0′11″W / 37.075°N 97.00306°W / 37.075; -97.00306
Country United States
State Kansas
County Cowley
Township Creswell
Incorporated March 16, 2004
Area
 - Total 0.825 sq mi (2.1 km2)
Elevation [1] 1,142 ft (348 m)
Population (2006)
 - Total 349
 - Density 423/sq mi (163.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67005 (Arkansas City)
Area code(s) 620
FIPS code 20-54560 [1]
GNIS feature ID 2061831 [1]
Website parkerfieldks.org

Parkerfield is a city situated in the southwest part of Cowley County, located in south-central Kansas, in the Central United States. Because it was incorporated on March 16, 2004, it was not included in the 2000 census. The population was estimated to be 349 in the year 2006. [2]

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History

Parkerfield was incorporated as a city of the third class on March 16, 2004, and elections for mayor and city council were held March 30.[3] The decision to incorporate the city grew out of a protest by area residents of neighboring Arkansas City's plan to annex the area. They believed the city codes to be too restrictive and the taxes too high. The residents hired an attorney to fight the annexation.[4] The petition for incorporation was filed with the Cowley County Clerk on January 20, 2004, and was approved by the Board of County Commissioners on March 9.[3]

Law and government

Parkerfield is incorporated as a city of the third class and, as such, receives services from Creswell Township and Cowley County. Governmental services are provided through the acquisition of water from a rural water district, private sewage systems, fire protection from a rural fire district, law enforcement from the Cowley County Sheriff's Department, and road maintenance by the township and the county.[3] The city is run by an elected mayor and five-member city council, and an appointed city clerk and city treasurer—all unpaid positions.[4]

Geography

Location relative to Arkansas City

Parkerfield is located at (37.085036,-96.998978),[5] near the east edge of Arkansas City. The land topography consists of about 564 acres (261 acres platted and 302 acres (1.22 km2) unplatted at the time of incorporation) with basically a flat terrain with no natural boundaries and a drainage pattern generally to the southeast for the southern half of the area and to the northwest for the northern half of the area.[3]

Demographics

Parkerfield's population was estimated to be 349 in the year 2006, a decrease of 20, or -5.4%, over the previous six years. [2]

See also

Information on this and other cities in Kansas

Other information for Kansas

References

  1. ^ a b c "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ a b "Population Estimates". U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division. http://www.census.gov/popest/estimates.php.   Annual estimates of the population to 2006-07-01. Released 2007-06-28. Population change is from 2000-07-01 to 2006-07-01.
  3. ^ a b c d "Cowley County Commission Minutes 2004". March 9, 2004. http://www.cowleycounty.org/Commissioner/Minutes2004.htm. Retrieved 2007-12-28.  
  4. ^ a b Farrar, Foss (April 15, 2005). "Parkerfield: One year later". The Ark City Traveler. http://www.arkcity.net/stories/041505/com_0001.shtml. Retrieved 2007-12-29.  
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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