Kackley is a rural unincorporated community in Republic County, Kansas, United States.
== History ==
In 1887, Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway built a branch line from Neva (3 miles west of Strong City) through Kackley to Superior, Nebraska. In 1996, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway merged with Burlington Northern Railroad and renamed to the current BNSF Railway. Most locals still refer to this railroad as the "Santa Fe".
The town was once a trade center and was considered a "booming" town in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. At its peak, the population was 200 but by 2007 it had dwindled to 13. It was named for Joe Kackley, the original land owner.A post office was opened in Kackley in 1888, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1968.Today, Kackley has a grain elevator and a mechanics shop.
== Publications ==
Between 1893 and 1894, four newspapers were published in Kackley. They were:
Evangelistic War Cry, 1893-1894
Herald Of Pentecost, 1894
Kackley Leader, 1893-1894
Western Record, 1893
== References ==
== Further reading ==
== External links ==
Republic County Map, KDOT