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Butler County, Kansas


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History & History-related items


Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.




Statistics & Facts

The Kansas state capital is Topeka.
The population of Andover is approximately 8,617 (2004), 11791 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,456 (2000), 4036 (2010).
The amount of land area in Andover is 9.376 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Andover is 6.8 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.016 sq kilometers.
The distance from Andover to Washington DC is 1144 miles.
The distance to the Kansas state capital is 123 miles. (as the crow flies)
Andover is positioned 37.69 degrees north of the equator and 97.13 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Andover elevation is 1,350 feet above sea level.
Andover per capita income is $ 24,818 (2000).
Andover median income is $ 57,163 (2000).
The Andover median home price is $ 135,500 (2000).


in western Butler County, just 14 miles east of Wichita, Kansas. Other nearby communities include Benton, Eastborough, Rose Hill, Bel Aire, Augusta, Kechi and Oaklawn-Sunview.
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History & History Related Items

The area where Andover would later grow was first homesteaded by G.M. Pattison. He gained ownership in August of 1872. In February of 1876, he sold the land to Ephraim Waggoner and his wife. The first post officer here was opened in 1877 and was known as Minneha. In 1880 the Waggoners deeded 40 acres to Charles Glancey who platted the townsite in February of that year. It was named CloudCity for a local man by the name of Mr. Cloud. The name was changed to Andover on 7 June 1880 after a tift between Mr. Cloud and the local residents.
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The settling of Andover


The incorporation of Andover

February 4, 1957 with a population of 166

Andover City Government

City of Andover
909 N. Andover Rd.
Andover, KS 67002
Phone: 316.733.1303

Andover has a mayor/council form of government. The city is run by an appointed City Administrator. The Mayor and councilmembers are elected for four-year terms.

Andover Historical Events

1991, April 26
The F5 Andover Tornado left a trail of destruction through parts of Kansas, including south Wichita and Andover. Widening to nearly one-half mile, with winds over 250 M.P.H., the deadliest blow was to Andover. The twister ripped through the town, killing 13 of the city’s residents. A third of the city’s 4,300 residents were left homeless. Over 300 of the cities homes, 10 businesses and two churches were destroyed. The Golden Spur Mobile Home Park and the St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church were leveled. Here is information on the Andover Tornado.

1898, July 17
The best known historical event was a train robbery at 10:00 P.M., on July 17, 1898. After being forced to flag the train, Depot Agent, S.B. McClaren escaped and ran to the nearby Methodist Church (where an ice cream social was being held), to spread the alarm. Will Belford, 28 years old, was shot while trying to stop the bandits, and died five weeks later. The robbers escaped, but were captured on August 12, 1898 in Maize, Kansas. Both were tried in Butler County Court. Sam Smith was charged with first degree murder and hanged. Thomas Wind, was charged with second degree murder and sent back to prison.

Andover Chamber

Andover Chamber of Commerce

Andover Organizations

Andover Chamber of Commerce

Andover Libraries

Andover Public Library
937 N. Andover Rd.
Andover, Kansas 67002
Phone: 316-733-4599
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 9:00-8:00; Wednesday and Friday, 9:00 to 6:00, Saturday 9:00-3:00
Tax forms are available January through April. We offer videos, DVD's,CD's, audio cassettes, computer software, storytimes, summer reading programs, programs throughout the year, friendly and knowledgeable staff, internet access, excellent collection of quilting books, great fiction collection and more.

Andover Schools

Andover USD 385
1432 N. Andover Rd.
Andover, Kansas 67002
Phone: (316) 733-5017


Butler County Community College Andover


Population of Andover:
1883 - 150 (approximate)
1968 - 2,000 (after annexation)
1990 - 4,047
1998 - 5,200
2000 - 6,698
2004 - 8,617

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