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Coffeyville, Kansas Facts:
- County: Montgomery
- Coverage Area (Total): 7.43 sq. miles
- Elevation: 738 ft.
- Population: 10,137
- Cities/Towns covered in local Names and Numbers Phone Book: Kansas – Altoona, Benedict, Caney, Chautauqua, Cherryvale, Coffeyville, Coyville, Dearing, Elk City, Fredonia, Havana, Independence, LaFontaine, Liberty, Neodesha, Niotaze, Peru, Sedan, Sycamore, Thayer, Tyro; Oklahoma – Copan, South Coffeyville, Wann
Coffeyville was founded by Col. James A. Coffey in 1869 as a trading post with the Osage Indians. The town's first school was actually held in Coffey's house and taught by his daughter, Mary, with the first tax-supported school beginning in 1870. The town's initial incorporation in 1872 was voided on the account of a technicality, but the city was re-incorporated in 1873.
Coffeyville has always been known as a center of industry and manufacturing. It is home to one of Amazon.com's major fulfillment centers (since 1999), and is also home to John Deere Corporation's Coffeyville Works. Other big business players operating out of the Coffeyville area include CVR Energy (oil refinery/nitrogen fertilizer plant), Sherwin Williams (chemical plant), and Cessna Aircraft.
Coffeyville maintains a variety of attractions including:Back to Top