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Blue Rapids
Marshall County, Kansas

ZipCodes
66411

Motto
"The Only Blue Rapids in America"



Page Contents for Blue Rapids, Kansas

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Schools.



Statistics & Facts

The Kansas state capital is Topeka.
The population of Blue Rapids is approximately 1019 2010.
The approximate number of families is 520 1990, 415 2010.
The amount of land area in Blue Rapids is 5.325 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.058 sq kilometers.
The distance from Blue Rapids to Washington DC is 1115 miles.
The distance to the Kansas state capital is 70 miles. (as the crow flies)
Blue Rapids is positioned 39.67 degrees north of the equator and 96.65 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Blue Rapids elevation is 1150 feet above sea level.
The city tree is the Cottonwood.
The Blue Rapids city color is Blue.

Location

in southwest Marshall County
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History & History Related Items

A history page for Blue Rapids.
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The founding of Blue Rapids

1869


Attractions

A website for Blue Rapids
Historic Alcove Springs on the Oregon Trail
Historic Public Library built in 1870
Georgia Pacific Gypsum Plant - Purest Gypsum in the world
Holm Log Cabin - Built in 1874-76 by Swedish emigrants - moved to the Public Square in 1996
Morris Sehon rock carvings
Sarah Keyes stone grave marker - on display at Iles Pharmacy on the Public Square
War Veterans' Memorial on display in Fountain Park on the Public Square
Largest Cottonwood Tree in Kansas - Located in Riverside Park
Georgia-Pacific Gypsum Mine
Plaster of Paris/Drywall Processing Plant - Tours by arrangement

Riverside Park offers picnic and playground facilities. The public swimming pool, baseball field, a racquet court, and an outdoor basketball court are also located at the park.
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Blue Rapids City Government

Blue Rapids is governed by an elected mayor and 6 elected City Council members. The city office is located in the community center on the public square.
Phone: 785-363-7736

Blue Rapids Chamber

Blue Rapids Chamber of Commerce
Blue Rapids, KS 66411
Phone: 785 363-7715

The Chamber of Commerce maintains an RV parking area at Riverside Park. The RV park has electrical services and a dump station. Pet boarding is available at Prairie Valley Vet Clinic.

Blue Rapids Community Events

June - Alcove Spring B.B.Q.
Alcove Springs Park - 6 Miles North of Blue Rapids
Historic Pioneer day at the park with a many different events that change every year.

Blue Rapids Organizations

Blue Rapids Chamber of Commerce
Blue Rapids, KS 66411
Phone: 785 363-7715

The Chamber of Commerce maintains an RV parking area at Riverside Park. The RV park has electrical services and a dump station. Pet boarding is available at Prairie Valley Vet Clinic.

Blue Rapids Schools

Valley Heights Jr/Sr High School - part of Valley Heights USD #498
2274 6th Road
Blue Rapids, Kansas
The 1997-1998 Sports Schedule is available from the USD #498 Internet Server in mid-December of 1997

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