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Sunflower Capital of the Sunflower State

The Kansas state capital is Topeka.

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The population of Goodland is approximately 4,276 (2009), 4489 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,410 (2000), 1985 (2010).

The amount of land area in Goodland is 11.4 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Goodland is 4.4 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.00 sq kilometers.
The distance from Goodland to Washington DC is 1401 miles. The distance to the Kansas state capital is 341 miles. (as the crow flies)
Goodland is positioned 39.34 degrees north of the equator and 101.70 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Goodland elevation is 3,681 feet above sea level.
Goodland per capita income is $21,255 (2008).
Goodland median income is $37,047 (2008).

The Goodland median home price is $93,789 (2008).

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Goodland location: in northwest Kansas. It is just 17 miles from the Colorado border. Other nearby communities include: Kanorado, Brewster, Bird City, St Francis, Burlington, Wallace, Sharon Springs and Winona.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Goodland is seasonal with hot, dry summers and cold, dry winters.
Goodland average annual precipitation is 19.75 inches per year.
Goodland average annual snowfall is 41.9 inches per year.
Goodland average temperature is 51 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 37 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 64 degrees F.
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Goodland history:

Goodland was incorporated on 5 September 1887. The Rock Island Railroad was a great aid to the city's growth when it came through and Goodland was made a division point. In 1886, there were four towns vieing to become the county seat for Sherman County. . The towns were Itasca, Voltaire, Sherman Center and Eustis. In 1887, a man came to the area proposing to create a new town for the county seat to settle the dispute. He named the new town Goodland. When a vote was held, Goodland was the winner. The people of Eustis protested that the vote was not fair, but the state department, in charge of elections, refused to intervene. The Kansas Supreme Court considered the case, but did not change the voting results. Eustis still did not agree and held on to the county records until early in 1888 when an armed group seized them and took them back to Goodland.
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Goodland attractions:

Goodland is known as the Sunflower Capital of the Sunflower State. It is one of the marketing centers for sunflowers in the country. There is a giant Vincent van Gogh painting on an 80 foot easel here in Goodland. It is part of the Big Easel project. The painting was erected on 17 August 2001.

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The High Plains Museum
1717 Cherry Avenue
Goodland, KS
Phone: 785-890-4595
The museum features a full-sized, automated replica of America's first patented helicopter. The original helicopter was built by two men, W.J. Purvis and C. A. Wilson, both from Goodland, in 1909. Other historical exhibits, such as major events, dioramas and more may be seen at the museum.

A guide to Goodland, Kansas.

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Economy & Industry

Goodland economy:

Goodland has become the retail trade center for the general area. It has also become the largest producer of commercial sunflowers on the prairie. This production of sunflowers and their related products has greatly enhanced the local economy.

Sherman County Economic Development
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