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Paxico is a city in Wabaunsee County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 221. It is part of the Topeka, Kansas Metropolitan Statistical Area.HistoryPaxico was originally called Strong Mill, and under the latter name was established in 1879 about one mile east of the present town site. A post office was set up and named Paxico, in honor of the Potawatomi medicine man Pashqua. When the railroad was built though the neighborhood in 1886, the town moved in order to be alongside it.Railroad historyIn 1887, the Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway built a main line from Topeka through Paxico to Herington. The Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway was foreclosed in 1891 and taken over by Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway, which shut down in 1980 and reorganized as Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas Railroad, merged in 1988 with Missouri Pacific Railroad, merged in 1997 with Union Pacific Railroad. Most locals still refer to this railroad as the "Rock Island".
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