Canada

Name:

Canada

County:

Marion

Zip Code:

1,362 ft (415 m)

Latitude / Longitude:

38°21’15″N 97°6’46″W

Elevation:

 

Time Zone:

Central (CST) (UTC-6)

Comments:

Canada is an unincorporated community in Marion County, Kansas, United States. It is named for many Canadian immigrants coming to the county.

Remains:

For many millennia, the Great Plains of North America was inhabited by nomadic Native Americans. From the 16th century to 18th century, the Kingdom of France claimed ownership of large parts of North America. In 1762, after the French and Indian War, France secretly ceded New France to Spain, per the Treaty of Fontainebleau.

Established:

1883

Disestablished:

 

Current Status:

A post office existed in Canada from February 20, 1884 to February 28, 1954. From 1964 to 1968, the Marion Reservoir was constructed north of Canada. In August 2015, a film crew for an advertising agency in Toronto, Ontario came to Canada to interview residents and give away New Balance shoes for a Canadian TV commercial.

Remarks:

As early as 1875, city leaders of Marion held a meeting to consider a branch railroad from Florence. In 1878, Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway and parties from Marion County and McPherson County chartered the Marion and McPherson Railway Company. In 1879, a branch line was built from Florence to McPherson, in 1880 it was extended to Lyons, in 1881 it was extended to Ellinwood. The line was leased and operated by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. The line from Florence to Marion, was abandoned in 1968. In 1992, the line from Marion to McPherson was sold to Central Kansas Railway. In 1993, after heavy flood damage, the line from Marion through Canada to McPherson was abandoned and removed. The original branch line connected Florence, Marion, Canada, Hillsboro, Lehigh, Canton, Galva, McPherson, Conway, Windom, Little River, Mitchell, Lyons, Chase, Ellinwood.