The city of Topeka is the capital of the Kansas State, which is one among the 50 states in the United States. It is positioned in the length of the Kansas River in the central element of Shawnee County, positioned in northeast Kansas, in the inner part of the United States. The counties of the Topeka City Statistical Area include Jackson, Shawnee, Jefferson, Wabaunsee and Osage.
Topeka was first recorded as Kansa as the name of the place during 1826 for what is currently known as the Kansas River. The founders of Topeka chose the name during 1855 as it "was new, of Indian derivation and euphonious of echo." Joseph James, the combined-blood Kansa Native American, known as Jojim, is responsible for proposing the city name of Topeka. The city, which is laid out during 1854, was one among the Free-State cities established by Eastern antislavery men right away following the approval of the Kansas–Nebraska Bill. Topeka was licensed as a city during 1857.
The Topeka City lays in-between moist continental and moist subtropical types of weather, with burning, fairly humid summers and cool to freezing, quite dry winters, and is situated in the Plant Hardiness Zone 6 of the United States Department of Agriculture. The monthly everyday mean temperature over the course of a year ranges from −1.3 C (29.7 F) in January to 26.1 C (79.0 F) in July. The utmost temperature attains 32 C (90 F) a mean of 41.5 days for each year and attains 38 C (100 F) a mean of 3.5 days for each year. The lowest temperature falls less than −18 C (0 F) a mean of four nights for every year, and there are 21 days in each year that stay less than freezing. The standard window for cold temperatures is October 15 until April 17.
The Topeka City is catered by four public school districts, and it is also an abode to a number of parochial and private schools, like Cair Paravel-Latin and Topeka Collegiate School. There are as well, junior and elementary high schools, operated by other Christian values. The renowned Catholic High School, the Hayden High School is situated in the Topeka City. The Topeka City also includes a number of universities, colleges, and technical schools. The current obsolete Bethel Bible College and the College of the Sisters of Bethany both formerly called Topeka their abode.
Being the capital city of the Kansas State, Topeka City is the largest employer of the State, employing about 8,400 citizens, or 69 percent of the city's government employees. Overall, government employees structure one out of every five working individuals in the city. The health, educational and social services industry contributes to the largest percentage of the working inhabitants. The four of the city’s school districts occupy just about 4,700 citizens, and the Washburn University uses about 1,650 citizens. Three of the major employers are St. Francis Health Center, Stormont-Vail HealthCare and Colmery-O'Neil VA Hospital.
Sometimes, the Topeka City is mentioned as the abode of Pentecostalism because it was the place of the Bethel Bible College of Charles Fox Parham, where glossolalia was originally claimed as the proof of a religious experience, mentioned as the baptism of the Holy Spirit during 1901. The city is also the abode of Reverend Charles Sheldon, the author of In His Steps, and it was the place where the renowned question "What would Jesus do?" instigated at the Central Congregational Church in a lecture by Sheldon.