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Statistics & Facts

The Kansas state capital is Topeka.
The population of Enterprise is approximately 836 (2000), 855 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 326 (1990), 294 (2010).
The amount of land area in Enterprise is 1.698 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.035 sq kilometers.
The distance from Enterprise to Washington DC is 1140 miles.
The distance to the Kansas state capital is 81 miles. (as the crow flies)
Enterprise is positioned 38.90 degrees north of the equator and 97.11 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Enterprise elevation is 1,137 feet above sea level.


in central Kansas east of Salina near Abilene.
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History & History Related Items

Though several families passed through and lived in the area, the founder is thought to be Christian Hoffman, a native Swiss man, who established a gristmill on the Smoky Hill River. As the mill grew, so did the community around it. The City of Enterprise was platted and organized in 1878. Another of the prominent early settlers of Enterprise was Jacob Ehrsam who built up his own profitable business here.

Here is a good history page for Enterprise with much information and some pictures of early Enterprise.
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The founding of Enterprise


Enterprise City Government

City of Enterprise
City Hall
206 S. Factory
Enterprise, KS 67441
Phone: 785-263-8323

Enterprise Historical Events

Early 1900's
Sheetmetal factory- on Factory St. in Enterprise, Kansas
George Elmer Smith lived on a house on Factory St. , there in Enterprise, Kansas, where he lived with his wife Clara , and worked at the sheetmetal factory just down the street from his house! He was one of the men who were the backbone of economic development of Kansas , for the factory provided jobs for many people to support their families!
George Elmer Smith was a great man , and he wasn't exactly a nobody either! He was born in Illinois , to a Native American woman , who either abandoned him , or had been taken from her by the government , and placed in a foster home! He searched all his life , to find his natural mother , but died at Abilene Memorial Hospital on December 5 , 1960 , never knowing who his natural mother was! George Elmer Smith is buried in a family plot , at Detroit Cemetery , in Detroit , Kansas! He was a good man , and a good provider for his family! I am his great-grandaughter

Enterprise Libraries

Enterprise Public Library
123 S. Factory
P.O. Box 307
Enterprise, KS 67441
Phone: (785) 263-8351

Enterprise Schools

USD 473
Phone: (785) 922-6521
P O Box 249
Chapman KS 67431 Enterprise


The population of Elmo was:
1990 - 865
2000 - 836

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