Chanute, Kansas Facts:
- County: Neosho
- Coverage Area (Total): 7.15 sq. miles
- Elevation: 958 ft.
- Population: 9,085
- Cities/Towns covered in local Names and Numbers Phone Book: Altoona, Benedict, Buffalo, Chanute, Colony, Coyville, Elsmore, Erie, Fredonia, Galesburg, Gas, Humboldt, Iola, Kincaid, Lafontaine, LaHarpe, Moran, Neodesha, Neosho Falls, Piqua, St. Paul, Savonburg, South Mound, Stark, Thayer, Toronto, Urbana, Yates Center
Chanute was founded out of a dispute between four rival towns (Alliance, Chicago, New Chicago, Tioga) looking to claim the rights to house the Leavenworth, Lawrence & Galveston Railroad's new land office in the early 1870s. The dispute was settled by Octave Chanute, chief engineer and general superintendent of the LL&G, when he suggested the four towns merge. As a result, the towns came together and were chartered as Chanute in 1873.
Chanute maintains a variety of attractions including: