Brainerd, Kansas facts for kids
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|Named for||Elisha B. Brainerd (landowner)|
|Elevation||1,384 ft (422 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
- See also: History of Kansas
For many millennia, the Great Plains of North America was inhabited by nomadic Native Americans. From the 16th century to 18th century, the Kingdom of France claimed ownership of large parts of North America. In 1762, after the French and Indian War, France secretly ceded New France to Spain, per the Treaty of Fontainebleau.
In 1802, Spain returned most of the land to France. In 1803, most of the land for modern day Kansas was acquired by the United States from France as part of the 828,000 square mile Louisiana Purchase for 2.83 cents per acre.
In 1854, the Kansas Territory was organized, then in 1861 Kansas became the 34th U.S. state. In 1855, Butler County was established within the Kansas Territory, which included the land for modern day Brainerd.
A post office was established in Holden on December 14, 1870, then renamed to Brainerd on January 25, 1886. The post office closed on August 31, 1907.
Brainerd sprang up mid-1880s around a depot placed on the Missouri Pacific railroad line. The community was named for Elisha B. Brainerd, an original landowner.
In 1961, Frederic Remington High School was built immediately north of Brainerd. Leading up to this new school, Whitewater, Potwin, Brainerd, Elbing, Furley, Countryside, and Golden Gate schools merged to form a joint rural high school. Heated opposition between Whitewater and Potwin occurred during the discussion for the location of the new high school. Rural voters pushed for a centralized location in neither town. A public vote was passed to build the new school near Brainerd.
In 2006, the Remington Rock monument was built near the Frederic Remington High School.
Brainerd is located at(37.9511267, -97.0953122).
The community is served by Remington USD 206 public school district. The Remington High School mascot is a Bronco.
- Frederic Remington High School at 8850 NW Meadowlark Road, next to north edge of Brainerd.
K-196 highway runs along the south side of the community.
- Electricity is provided by Butler REC.
- Water is provided by Butler County Rural Water District #7 (map).
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