Elk, Kansas

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Elk, Kansas
Ghost Town
1893 map showing Elk on the border of Chase and Marion Counties
1893 map showing Elk on the border of Chase and Marion Counties
Elk is located in Kansas
Elk
Elk
Location within the state of Kansas
Coordinates: 38°25′0″N 96°49′0″W / 38.41667°N 96.81667°W / 38.41667; -96.81667Coordinates: 38°25′0″N 96°49′0″W / 38.41667°N 96.81667°W / 38.41667; -96.81667
Country United States
State Kansas
County Chase, Marion
Population
 • Total 0
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 620

Elk is a ghost town in Chase and Marion counties in the U.S. state of Kansas.[1] It lay along Middle Creek northwest of Elmdale and straddled the county line between Chase and Marion County.[2][3]

History[edit]

Founded in the 19th century,[4] it remained into the 1920s.[5] The community is no longer in existence.[6] The settlement had a general store, and a post office until 1923, when it was replaced by rural free delivery.[7] A post office existed in Elk from August 24, 1874 to December 15, 1924.[8]

Geography[edit]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Elk has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[9]

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Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ DeLorme. Kansas Atlas & Gazetteer. 4th ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2009, 50. ISBN 0-89933-342-7.; with this map
  2. ^ Page 14 from Atlas of the World, 1914.
  3. ^ Marion County Kansas : Past and Present; Sondra Van Meter; MB Publishing House; LCCN 72-92041; 344 pages; 1972.
  4. ^ Shown on this 1893 map
  5. ^ Shown on this 1921 map
  6. ^ DeLorme. Kansas Atlas & Gazetteer. 4th ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2009, 50. ISBN 0-89933-342-7.
  7. ^ University of Nebraska-Lincoln Center for Great Plains Studies, Great Plains Quarterly, vol. 7-8, p. 253
  8. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 5 June 2014. 
  9. ^ Climate Summary for Elk, Kansas

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