Real Estate Kansas
The State of Kansas is a Midwestern state in the central region of the United States of America, an area often referred to as the American "Heartland". It is named after the Kansas River which flows through it, which in turn was named after the Kansa tribe, who inhabited the area. The tribe's name (natively kką:ze) is often said to mean "people of the wind" or "people of the south wind", although this was probably not the term's original meaning. Residents of Kansas are called "Kansans".
Historically, the area was home to large numbers of nomadic Native Americans that hunted bison. It was first settled by European Americans in the 1830s, but the pace of settlement accelerated in the 1850s, in the midst of political wars over the slavery issue. When officially opened to settlement by the U.S. government in 1854, abolitionist Free-Staters from New England and pro-slavery settlers from neighboring Missouri rushed to the territory to determine if Kansas would become a free state or a slave state. Thus, the area was a hotbed of violence and chaos in its early days as these forces collided, and was known as Bleeding Kansas. The abolitionists eventually prevailed and on January 29, 1861, Kansas entered the Union as a free state. After the Civil War, the population of Kansas exploded when waves of immigrants turned the prairie into productive farmland. Today, Kansas is one of the most productive agricultural states, producing many crops, and leading the nation in wheat, sorghum, and sunflower production most years.
Kansas is bordered by Nebraska on the north; Missouri on the east; Oklahoma on the south; and Colorado on the west. The state is divided up into 105 counties with 628 cities. It is located equidistant from the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans. The geographic center of the 48 contiguous states is located in Smith County near Lebanon, Kansas. The geodetic center of North America was located in Osborne County until 1983. This spot was used until that date as the central reference point for all maps of North America produced by the U.S. government. The geographic center of Kansas is located in Barton County.
Toni Tygart, Toni Tygart Real Estate Group Independence
Carrison Team, Discover Real Estate Olathe, Kansas City
Jerry Self, Plaza Real Estate Wichita
Real Estate Center, Inc. Marion County, Hillsboro
Brian K. Jones, Jones Realty Pittsburg
American Homes Realty Coffeyville
Myron Barrow & Associates, Sheets-Adams Realty McPherson, Canton, Galva, Hillsboro, Lindsboro, Moundridge
Sharon Sigman, Reece & Nichols Kansas City, Overland Park, Olathe
Richardson's Homestead Realty Goodland
Ron & Pat Peters, Sunflower Realty Hesston, Lindsboro, McPherson
Christopher Rutkowski, RE/MAX First Realtors Kansas City, Leawood, Overland Park
Kansas, KS directory of cities, towns and districts.
Bargain Properties cannot be held responsible for third party real estate listings from the above Kansas real estate agents.
People who read this page on Real Estate, were also interested in the following Real Estate pages:
Wisconsin Real Estate - Wyoming Real Estate - Pennsylvania Real Estate - Rhode Island Real Estate - Real Estate Index - New York Real Estate - North Carolina Real Estate - North Dakota Real Estate - Ohio Real Estate