Topeka is the capital city of Kansas. With a population of 130,000, Topeka is the fourth largest city in Kansas and is on the Eastern side of the state, just west of Kansas City. Topeka is located in Shawnee County.
The major industry in Topeka is manufacturing. Some of the larger manufacturers are manufacturers Goodyear Tire, Payless Shoes, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Frito-Lay, and Jostens Printing. Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) also employs over a thousand people.
Topeka is home to many tourist attractions. Most notable is the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site. Congress established it to commemorate the landmark U.S. Supreme Court. This is an extremely famous decision that helped to end racial segregation in schools. The case established that to segregate schools was a violation of the 14th Amendment.
Topeka is home to the Topeka Golden Giants baseball team and the Topeka Road Runners.
Topeka is home to Washburn University, Bryan University, and Rasmussen College.
The mayor of Topeka is Larry Wolgast who was elected Mayor of Topeka in 2013.
The Kansas Senators are Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran. The representative is Lynn Jenkins.