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Argonia, Kansas is located near the scenic banks of the Chikaskia River along the BNSF railroad in western Sumner County. Argonia features both historic sites and modern facilities. U.S. 160 runs along the north side of the city and is connected to downtown by K-210, one of the shortest state highways in Kansas.

The center of a prime agricultural area, Argonia offers a community activity center and a multipurpose city building, housing, well-equipped EMS facilities and a volunteer fire department. Located in USD 359, Argonia offers a well-rounded curriculum for preschool through high school students. Outreach classes from Cowley County Community College are also available. There are six churches in the town.

A township library offers a warehouse of knowledge to young and old. Civic clubs actively participate in the growth and prosperity of the community. The city government is of the mayor/council type.

Argonia boasts several thriving industries, including industrial sites and an airport. Baseball and softball are very popular at Marty Harrison Field. A summer recreation program is very active with a swimming pool and pool house with concessions in Salter Park.

Argonia Trivia:  
  • Home of America's first woman mayor, Susanna Madora Salter.
  • Argonia is the only town with this name in the world.
  • The first child born in the town was Francis Argonia Salter; date of birth was February 13, 1883.
  • The airplane, Argonia, flew into Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944. It was a C-47, piloted by Argonian Charles Young.
  • The first group of Flying Farmers was organized here
Quick Info:  
Founded: 1885
Population: 534 (2000)
Elevation: 1255 feet
School District: USD 359
Latitude: 37° 15' 57" N
Longitude: 97° 45' 55" W
ZIP code: 67004
Area Code: 620

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