Marysville is a city in and the county seat of Marshall County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 3,957.
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Location of Marysville
Marysville is located in north-central Kansas, in Marshall County. The city is situated along the Big Blue River, approximately 30 miles north of the Kansas-Missouri border. Marysville is approximately halfway between Kansas City and Wichita, and is about 100 miles from both cities.
History of Marysville
Marysville, Kansas is a city inMarshall County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 3,292.
Marysville was founded in 1855 by free-staters and became an early stop on the Underground Railroad. The first newspaper in Marysville was the Kansas Pioneer, which was started in 1856. The first public school in Marysville was established in 1858. Marysville became an important stop on the Pony Express Route from April 1860 to November 1861.
In 1863, Marysville was a stop on the Butterfield Overland Despatch which ran from Atchison, Kansas to Denver, Colorado. In August 1864, during the American Civil War, Marysville was raided by Confederate Maj. Gen. Sterling Price and a detachment of his troops while en route to raid Lawrence and Kansas City.
Demographics of Marysville
Marysville is a city in and the county seat of Marshall County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 3,292.
Marysville is located at 39°36′37″N 96°41′24″W / 39.61028°N 96.69333°W / 39.61028; -96.69333 (39.610356, -96.693273). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.48 square miles (11.59 km2), all of it land.
Marysville is part of the Blue River Micropolitan Statistical Area.”
Education in Marysville
The Marysville Public Schools system serves the city. It consists of one early childhood education center, two elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. The high school is known for its music program, which has received national attention. The district also offers a variety of alternative education programs.
The city is also home to two private schools: Marysville Christian Academy and Apostolic Christian Academy.
There are several higher education options within an hour’s drive of Marysville, including Kansas State University in Manhattan, the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, Benedictine College in Atchison, and MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe.
Economy of Marysville
The Marysville economy is primarily agricultural. The largest local employers are the livestock feedlot and the sugar beet factory. The city also has a hospital, a community college, and many small businesses.