Downtown Moline, Kansas

Moline, Kansas

Founded: 1879
Population: 457 (2000)
ZIP code: 67353
Area Code: 620

 

Elevation: 1055 feet
Latitude: 37 21' 37" N
Longitude: 96 18' 13" W
School District
USD 282

Link to Elk County web site


Park along Hwy 160 in Moline, KansasMoline is located in south central Elk county at the intersection of US 160 and K-99. The last few years have brought a new medical office, a new water tower, and a facelift for the city park along US-160; an addition of a T-33 trainer jet on display, and a new fire station. Moline is definitely holding its own. Fishing is great at the city lakes. Camping is also allowed with a permit at both the lakes $3 per night and park is $10 per night.


History

Pickle place on the edge of Moline, KS. Painting by Mrs Elnora Vanderpool, Moline KS

     

Located on a slightly elevated plateau in the valley of Wildcat Creek. Named by the Indians because of the number of wildcats that lived along the stream. In early 1879 the railway extended westward from Independence. The Land & Town Co. was chartered July 21, 1879, purchased land and laid out the town. Some of the land was purchased from Mr. Hankinson and is still known as the Hankinson addition.

A salesman from the John Deere Co., of Moline, Ill. gave the city its name. The first building was a blacksmith shop, next a general store. The Post Office from Old Boston was moved in a covered wagon and , for three days, mail was delivered from the back of the wagon.