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Furley, Kansas
Unincorporated community
Furley Coop
Furley Coop
Country United States
State Kansas
County Sedgwick
Township Lincoln
Elevation 1,411 ft (430 m)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 316
FIPS code 20-24975
GNIS feature ID 473703

Furley is an unincorporated community in Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States. It is located northwest of Greenwich Rd and 101st St N.

History

19th century

Stouffer's Railroad Map of Kansas 1915-1918 Sedgwick County
1915 Railroad Map of Sedgwick County

In 1887, the Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway built a branch line north-south from Herington through Furley to Caldwell. By 1893, this branch line was incrementally built to Fort Worth, Texas. It foreclosed in 1891 and was taken over by Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway, which shut down in 1980 and reorganized as Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas Railroad, merged in 1988 with Missouri Pacific Railroad, and finally merged in 1997 with Union Pacific Railroad. Most locals still refer to this railroad as the "Rock Island".

A post office was opened in Furley in 1887, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1953.

Geography

Furley is located at 37°52′45″N 97°12′46″W / 37.87917°N 97.21278°W / 37.87917; -97.21278 (37.8791795, -97.2128162).

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