Marion County

      Durham,
      Kansas

Founded: 1887
Population: 119
Elevation: 1396 feet
Latitude: 38° 29' 10" N
Longitude: 97° 13' 40" W
School District: USD 410
ZIP code: 67438 - Area Code: 620


    Durham is located in Marion, [MN], county on highway K-15. The North Fork of the Cottonwood River curves around and almost surrounds the town.

History Durham is located at what was the Cottonwood Crossing on the Santa Fe Trail. It was originally called "Moore's Ranch" and later the "Durham Park Ranch" before getting its current name about 1887. Early land grants in the area date from the Lincoln administration.

Schools USD 410 Durham-Hillsboro-Lehigh (620) 947-3184   FAX: (620) 947-3263
812 E. A / Hillsboro, KS 67063

Library Becker Library (620) 732-2826 / 109 S. Douglas

Places to Visit There are several traces of the Santa Fe Trail in the area including markers and ruts a mile or two west.

The old hotel, once called the "Blue Moon" still stands (barely) in downtown Durham.

Businesses Central National Bank (620) 732-3451 / 426 Douglas
G & R Implement Co. (620) 732-3245   since 1927
Main Street Cafe (620) 732-2096 / 517 Douglas
Red Barn Cafe (620) 732-3525 / Hwy 15 & Eighth
CENEX Convenience Store / Hwy 15

Churches Central Heights Mennonite Church (620) 732-2512
First Baptist Church (620) 732-3683 / 725 Abilene

References Stimmons, Mark. Following the Santa Fe Trail (Sante Fe: Ancient City Press. 1984)

Explore Marion County or visit other Kansas Cities & Towns
May 1, 2002 / John & Susan Howell / Wichita, Kansas / towns@kslib.info

Blue Skyways Visit the Home Page for Kansas
A service of the Kansas State Library

© Copyright 1998    
John & Susan Howell

Kansas on the Net