Stilwell is an unincorporated community in Johnson County, Kansas, United States. It is a southern outlying suburb of Kansas City.
Stilwell had its start when the railroad was extended to that point. It was platted in 1886. The first post office in Stilwell was established in June 1888.
Stilwell was named for the owner of the Missouri Pacific. Many communities south of Kansas City along the route to the gulf coast bear his namesake in some form as does the former headquarters at 104 south 9th street in downtown Kansas City, MO.
Stilwell is mostly farmland, but in recent years has spawned suburban neighborhoods. The Aubry Township Board has stated that by 2010, most of Stilwell will be urban. Stilwell has low land value and some farms are abandoned; however, in recent years, the large population growth of Overland Park, Kansas has increased the demand for new neighborhoods, raising the land value in some areas to high amounts.
Stilwell is located at 38°46?09?N 94°39?23?W / 38.76917°N 94.65639°WCoordinates: 38°46?09?N 94°39?23?W / 38.76917°N 94.65639°W.
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Stilwell has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
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