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Peck, Kansas
1915 Railroad Map of Sedgwick County
1915 Railroad Map of Sedgwick County
KDOT map of Sedgwick County (legend)
Peck, Kansas is located in Kansas
Peck, Kansas
Peck, Kansas
Location in Kansas
Peck, Kansas is located in the United States
Peck, Kansas
Peck, Kansas
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Kansas
County Sedgwick
Elevation
1,260 ft (380 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 162
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67120
Area code 316
FIPS code 20-55175
GNIS ID 470233

Peck is an unincorporated community on the Sedgwick and Sumner County border in Kansas, United States. As of the 2020 census, the population of the community and nearby areas was 162. It is located about 2 miles west of the Kansas Star Casino at S Meridian Ave and W 119th St S, next to the railroad.

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 Peck to Caldwell. 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, merged in 1997 with Union Pacific Railroad. Most locals still refer to this railroad as the "Rock Island".

The first post office in Peck was established in October 1887. The town was named for George Peck, who owned a hotel there.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Peck has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 162
U.S. Decennial Census

For statistical purposes, the United States Census Bureau has defined Peck as a census-designated place (CDP).

Education

The community is served by Mulvane USD 263 public school district.

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