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Mcpherson County, Kansas


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Statistics & Facts

The Kansas state capital is Topeka.
The population of Marquette is approximately 542 (2000), 641 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 260 (1990), 272 (2010).
The amount of land area in Marquette is 0.926 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Marquette is 0.4 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Marquette to Washington DC is 1181 miles.
The distance to the Kansas state capital is 125 miles. (as the crow flies)
Marquette is positioned 38.55 degrees north of the equator and 97.83 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Marquette elevation is 1,385 feet above sea level.
Marquette median income is $ 35,938 (2000).
The Marquette median home price is $ 45,000 (2000).
The average winter temperature is 28.0 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 52.8 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 79.1 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 56.6 degrees F.


in central Kansas, northwest of Mcpherson and southwest of Salina. Nearby communities include Lindsborg, Brookville, Little River, Smolan, Assaria, Geneseo and Inman.
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moderate. All four seasons are represented with about 18 inches of snow falling during the winter months. Rain falls in most months except for those months in which there is snow.
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History & History Related Items

The founders of Marquette were the Swedish who came here in the 1870's. The historic downtown area was built mostly in the 1880's and many of the buildings are decorated with Scandinavian motifs, mostly on the metal trim of the buildings. The painting was started to beautify one of the downtown buildings and rapidly spread to include most of the downtown area. The historic district includes the six store Opera House Block and the Olson Furniture Store. There is a unique tunnel system underneath many of the buildings and store.
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The founding of Marquette



the Autumn In The Valley Festival is held each October with food, entertainment and even a polka band.

Range School Museum
This one-room schoolhouse was moved here in 1986 from northwest of Marquette. It has been restored by the Marquette Historical Society and is also operated by the group as a museum. Special tours for school children are available in the spring and fall. Please call for more information about the museum
Phone: 785-546-2205

The Marquette Historical Museum
This museum includes many early pieces and memorabilia of Marquette. The devastating 1905 tornado is documented also. The building was erected in 1910 by the Elim Lutheran Church Luther League. Over the years, it was the Marquette Library and the local post office.
Located on Washington Street
Phone: 785-546-2205

Kanopolis State Park
200 Horsethief Rd.
Marquette, KS 67464
Phone: 785-546-2565
This is the first state park in the state! The park is located on both sides of the dam with picnic areas, beaches, a marina, and many recreation areas including 26 miles of trails.
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Marquette City Government

Marquette City Hall
113 North Washington
Marquette KS 67464
Phone: 785-546-2205
FAX: 785-546-2777

Marquette Libraries

Marquette Public Library
121 North Washington
Marquette, KS 67464 Marquette


The population of Marquette was:
1990 - 593
2000 - 542

As of 1-2004, the area code was 785. Marquette is located in the Central Time Zone.

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