Sunflower Village (Clearview City)

Name:

Sunflower Village

County:

DeSoto, Johnson

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

38°56’31.90″N 95°0’11.9″W

Elevation:

 

Time Zone:

Central (CST) (UTC-6)

Comments:

Sunflower Village, also known as Clearview City, was a historic complex used to house the workers of the now defunct Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant in DeSoto, Johnson County, Kansas, United States.

Remains:

In 1960, the  of Sunflower Village reached nearly 18,000 during the Vietnam War when production of ammunition at the plant was at its peak. Following the war,  steadily declined durning the mid-1970s, dropping to 4,200 by 1980.

Established:

1942

Disestablished:

 

Current Status:

In 1987, 6 acres of houses in the eastern portion of Sunflower Village were demolished due to damage and age. That population is now home to Countryside Elementary School.

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