Elk is a ghost town in Chase and Marion counties in the U.S. state of Kansas. It lay along Middle Creek northwest of [1 ] Elmdale and straddled the county line between Chase and Marion County. [2 ] [3 ]
History [ edit ]
Founded in the 19th century,
it remained into the 1920s. [4 ] The community is no longer in existence. [5 ] The settlement had a [6 ] general store, and a post office until 1923, when it was replaced by rural free delivery. A post office existed in Elk from August 24, 1874 to December 15, 1924. [7 ] [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 ]
See also [ edit ]
Further reading [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ DeLorme. Kansas Atlas & Gazetteer. 4th ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2009, 50. ISBN 0-89933-342-7.; with this map
^ Page 14 from Atlas of the World, 1914.
^ Marion County Kansas : Past and Present; Sondra Van Meter; MB Publishing House; LCCN 72-92041; 344 pages; 1972.
^ Shown on this 1893 map
^ Shown on this 1921 map
^ DeLorme. Kansas Atlas & Gazetteer. 4th ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2009, 50. ISBN 0-89933-342-7.
^ University of Nebraska-Lincoln Center for Great Plains Studies, Great Plains Quarterly, vol. 7-8, p. 253
^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society . Retrieved 5 June 2014.
^ Climate Summary for Elk, Kansas
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