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a city in Cowley County; population ~12,400
location of Arkansas City
In 1870 a town site was laid out on the peninsula between the Arkansas and Walnut Rivers, four miles from the south line of the county and twelve miles south of Winfield. The town was called Adelphi, Walnut City, and then Creswell before being named Arkansas City. The order for the incorporation of the city was issued on June 10, 1872, by W. P. Campbell, Judge of the Thirteenth District, and the first election of officers was held on July 2.
The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway reached the city on December 3, 1879, and Arkansas City has prospered ever since.
In August 1893, over 50,000 people swarmed into Arkansas City in anticipation of the Cherokee Strip Land Run, which took place on September 16.
George Docking was a successful banker in Arkansas City before serving as Governor Kansas, from 1967 to 1975.
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