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Haysville was often spelled Hayesville thought to be named after 19th president Rutherford B. Hayes

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Founded: 1871, Pop. 8502 (2000), Elev.: Located in the South Central Region of the state, in Sedgwick County just three miles south of Wichita. The town is off I-70 at Exit 39 near Lake Afton. Haysville is part of the Wichita, Kansas metro area. The Arkansas River passes Haysville on it's way to Arkansas City.

The area has a strong agricultural economy and is home to numerous aircraft industries. The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway bought land west of Haysville's Main street in 1892. In 1903 a depot was opened and passenger trains shuttled people to and from Wichita. The Union Pacific Rail Road now operates the railroad through Haysville.

All of Haysville's historic district was destroyed in the 1999 tornado. Destruction of the historic buildings began at the red brick schoolhouse at 79th and Seneca and continued north along Main taking out the elevator, bank, churches and more. The only thing left standing on the east side of main was the original bank vault.

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