Annelly, Kansas

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Annelly, Kansas
Ghost Town
1915 Railroad Map of Harvey County
1915 Railroad Map of Harvey County
Annelly is located in Kansas
Location within the state of Kansas
Coordinates: 37°58′20″N 97°12′4″W / 37.97222°N 97.20111°W / 37.97222; -97.20111Coordinates: 37°58′20″N 97°12′4″W / 37.97222°N 97.20111°W / 37.97222; -97.20111[1]
Country United States
State Kansas
County Harvey
Elevation[1] 1,391 ft (424 m)
 • Total 0
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 620
GNIS feature ID 0484651 [1]

Annelly is a ghost town in Richland Township 9 miles southeast of Newton in Harvey County, Kansas, United States.[1] The community was located along the Missouri Pacific Railroad line between Newton and Whitewater, but the track was abandoned in 2003.[2]


The community was named by a railroad employee for his wife Ann and daughter Ellie.[3] A post office existed in Annelly from August 25, 1885 to December 31, 1921.[4]

In 1910, Annelly, (population 25) had a money order post office, a station on the Missouri Pacific Railroad, a grain elevator, a hotel, and a general store.[5] Today only an abandoned 1 room school house and the Main Street (Annelly Road or SE 57th Street, accessible from S East Lake Rd. and SE 60th Street) of Annelly still exist, though the schoolhouse cannot be observed or approached from public roads. A farm house on the west end of Main Street is still occupied. Gypsum Creek, a tributary of the Whitewater River, runs through "downtown" Annelly and the area is populated by white-tailed deer, Rio Grande wild turkeys, ring-necked pheasants, coyotes, and bobcats.[citation needed]

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