Hunnewell

Name:

Hunnewell

County:

Sumner

Zip Code:

67140

Latitude / Longitude:

37°0′16″N 97°24′26″W / 37.00444°N 97.40722°W / 37.00444

Elevation:

1,115 ft (340 m)

Time Zone:

Central (CST) (UTC-6)

Comments:

Hunnewell is a city in Sumner County, Kansas, United States. Hunnewell was founded in 1880. It was named for Boston financier and railway owner H. H. Hunnewell.

Remains:

In its heyday, Hunnewell was serving as a shipping point for Texas cattle, and was a prosperous cattle town during the 1880s. The Leavenworth, Lawrence and Galveston Railroad provided quick access to the Kansas City, Kansas stockyards, and in the towns heyday it had one hotel, two general stores, one barber shop, two dance halls, and eight saloons. With little more than railroad workers and cowboys, violence was common. There were no lawmen to speak of during the 1880s in or around that , and typically cattle rustling and other crimes were dealt with by the ranchers themselves. This culminated in the Hunnewell, Kansas Gunfight, on October 5, 1884.

Established:

 

Disestablished:

 

Current Status:

As of the 2010 census, the city population was 67.

Remarks:

A post office was opened in Hunnewell in 1880, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1960.