Coverage Area (Total): 7.15 sq. miles
Elevation: 958 ft.
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: