Facts About Hutchison
The city of Hutchinson was founded in 1871 when frontiersman Clinton “C.C.” Hutchinson contracted with the Santa Fe Railway to make a town at the railroad’s crossing over the Arkansas River.
Hutchinson is located at 38°3′39″N 97°55′47″W (38.0608445, -97.9297743) at an elevation of 1,535 feet.
The city has a total area of 22.75 square miles, of which, 22.69 square miles is land and 0.06 square miles is water.
The city of Hutchinson was incorporated as a city on August 1872.
Hutchinson is home to the Prairie Dunes Country Club, a golf course frequently ranked among the best golf courses in the U.S., and has hosted several United States Golf Association national championship tournaments.
The city lies on the northeast bank of the Arkansas River in the Great Bend Sand Prairie region of the Great Plains.
On January 17th, 2001, Hutchinson faced one of the greatest disasters, when 143 million cubic feet of compressed natural gas leaked from Yaggy Storage Field.
The community earned the nickname “Temperance City” due to the prohibition of alcohol set by its founder.
The estimated population of Hutchison is 40,669, as of 2020.
Hutchinson has been home to salt mines since 1887, thus its nickname of “Salt City”, but locals call it “Hutch”.