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Liberal

Seward County,

Kansas

Zip Code

The Land of Oz


The Kansas state capital is Topeka.


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Zip Codes

67901, 67905

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Liberal is approximately 16,573 (1990), 20525 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 6,663 (1990), 6623 (2010).

The amount of land area in Liberal is 24.645 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Liberal to Washington DC is 1362 miles. The distance to the Kansas state capital is 327 miles. (as the crow flies)
Liberal is positioned 37.04 degrees north of the equator and 100.93 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Liberal elevation is 2,836 feet above sea level.
Liberal miscellany.

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Location

Liberal location: in southwest Kansas at the crossroads of U.S. 54 and U.S. 83. Here is a map page for Liberal.

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Climate & Weather

The weather in Liberal is Good. Here is a weather page for Liberal.
Liberal average annual precipitation is 19 inches per year.
Liberal average annual snowfall is 17 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 34 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 57 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 81 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 60 degrees F.

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History & History Related Items

Liberal history: This is a history page for Liberal.

The first residents of the area were the Plains Apache, followed by the Kiowa, Cheyenne, Commanche, and Arapaho. The area was sparsely settled for many years after the Louisiana Purchase. It wasn't until the railroads came through that much settlement happened. Kansas was made a state on 29 January 1861 as the 34th state. On 20 March, 1873, Seward County was created. The post office at Liberal was opened in June, 1886. Liberal was made the county seat on 8 December 1892.
The founding of Liberal: 1888
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Attractions

Liberal attractions:

Liberal, Kansas boasts the location of Dorothy's house from the Wizard of Oz and every year there is an Oz Festival. Be sure to see the Land of Oz.

Pancake Day
Downtown Liberal
Phone: 620-624-6427
Annual race against the women of Olney, England, and related festivities.
Race is on Shrove Tuesday each year.
Activities take place through weekend.
Admission: Charges vary for activities. Viewing the race is free
The traditional- story maintains that in Olney, England, one woman was busy preparing her pancakes when the bell rang to go to church. She grabbed up skillet, pancake and all and ran in her apron to the church, becoming the first pancake racer. Over the years, Olney became England's official Pancake Day celebration place.

Rock Island Depot and Jubilee
Phone: (620) 626-0156
Please call for specific hours of operation.

Lots of information about Liberal.

Coronado Museum
567 East Cedar
Liberal, Kansas
Phone: 620-624-7624
Historical society and museum showing life in the early days of Seward County.
Hours: 9am - 6pm Monday - Saturday; 1pm - 5pm Sunday.
Closed Mondays in winter.
Admission: All exhibits free
Please call ahead to confirm hours of operation

Mid-America Museum/Air Show
2000 West 2nd
Liberal, Kansas
Phone: 620-624-5263
Kansas' largest air museum and semiannual air show.
Hours: 10am - 5pm Monday - Saturday
1-5 pm Sunday
Closed Mondays in winter
Admission: $2 - $5.
Please call ahead to confirm hours of operation

Here is a Website for Liberal, Kansas

Liberal Air Museum

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Economy & Industry

Liberal economy: early on, the main emphasis was in agriculture. Though agriculture still remains a major part of the area economy, there has been expansion into related fields, such as dairies, cattle feeding operations, and corporate pork production. By the mid 1900's, more gas and oil field development occurred and continues to make a major impact on the area economy.
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