Emporia is a city located in Lyon County, Kansas, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 26,760. Emporia was the home of Pulitzer prize winning newspaper editor William Allen White, and is the site of Emporia State University. In addition to the University, Emporia has two major employers: Dolly Madison Baking and IBP, now owned by Tyson, a major beef slaughter and packing operation (they kill and process approximately 4000 cows per day). Emporia is located at the intersection of US-50, Interstate 335 and Interstate 35 on the Kansas Turnpike. It is the county seat of Lyon County.
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City of EmporiaIncludes local government, education, business directory, public services, health and safety, visitor information, other government and news.
Emporia Chamber of CommerceChamber website describing area businesses and lifestyle of Emporia, Kansas. Search member listings and find relocation services as well as facts on schools, community life and industry.
Emporia in Lyon CountyEmporia information from Cutler's "History of the State of Kansas".
Emporia OnlineInformation on educational centers, an area for fun, tourism and conventions, local arts and entertainment, government and economic development information.
Emporia, KansasInformation from LASR.