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ARKANSAS CITY, a City31641-h.htm'>City of Cowley county, Kansas, U.S.A.,
situated near the S. boundary of the state, in the fork of the
ArKansas and Walnut rivers. Pop. (1890) 8347; (1900) 6140,
of whom 302 were negroes; (1905) 7634; (1910) 7508. The City31641-h.htm'>City
is served by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fé, the Missouri
Pacific, the St Louis & San Francisco, the Midland Valley and
the Kansas South-Western railways. To the south is the Chilocco
Indian school (in Key county, Oklahoma), established by the U.S.
government in 1884. A canal joining the ArKansas and Walnut
rivers furnishes good water power. The manufactories include flour
mills, packing establishments, a creamery and a paint factory.
The City31641-h.htm'>City is situated in the midst of a rich agricultural region and
is a supply centre for southern Kansas and Oklahoma, with large
jobbing interests. The municipality owns and operates the waterworks.
ArKansas City31641-h.htm'>City, first known as Creswell, was settled in
1870, was chartered as a City31641-h.htm'>City under its present name in 1872
and was rechartered in 1880.
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