Emmeram, Kansas

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Emmeram, Kansas
Unincorporated community
Emmeram, Kansas is located in Kansas
Emmeram, Kansas
Emmeram, Kansas
Coordinates: 38°57′31″N 99°07′56″W / 38.95861°N 99.13222°W / 38.95861; -99.13222Coordinates: 38°57′31″N 99°07′56″W / 38.95861°N 99.13222°W / 38.95861; -99.13222
Country United States
State Kansas
County Ellis
Elevation 2,005 ft (611 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67640
Area code(s) 785
GNIS feature ID 484724 [1]

Emmeram is an unincorporated community in Herzog Township, Ellis County, Kansas, United States.[2]


In 1899, Catholic parishioners from nearby Herzog established a new parish six miles to the north and began construction of Sacred Heart Church, which they completed in 1901.[3] Originally named Norddorf, the community was renamed Emmeram after Emmeram Kausler, the church pastor.[4] The community grew to include two schools, and a town plot was filed in 1902, but the town was never built.[5] A post office operated in Emmeram from 1903 to 1904.[6]


Emmeram is located at 38°57′31″N 99°07′56″W / 38.95861°N 99.13222°W / 38.95861; -99.13222 (38.9586225, -99.1323179) at an elevation of 2,005 feet (611 m).[1] It lies approximately one-half mile northeast of Walker Creek, part of the Smoky Hill River watershed, in the Smoky Hills region of the Great Plains.[7][8] Emmeram is roughly 5.5 miles (9 km) north of Interstate 70 and 11 miles (18 km) northeast of Hays, the county seat.[8]


Emmeram lies at the intersection of two unpaved county roads, Emmeram Road, which runs east-west, and 350th Avenue, which runs north-south.[8]


  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "General Highway Map - Ellis County, Kansas" (PDF). Kansas Department of Transportation. 1978. Retrieved 2010-12-18. 
  3. ^ Dreiling, B. M. (1999) [1926], Golden Jubilee of German-Russian Settlements - Emmeram, The KSGenWeb Project, retrieved 2010-08-29 
  4. ^ "Ellis County, Kansas - City of Emmeram". The KSGenWeb Project. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  5. ^ "Homesteading in Ellis County - Emmeram". Kansas Heritage Project. Fort Hays State University. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  6. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "2003-2004 Official Transportation Map" (PDF). Kansas Department of Transportation. 2003. Retrieved 2010-12-18. 
  8. ^ a b c "General Highway Map - Ellis County, Kansas" (PDF). Kansas Department of Transportation. 2010-06-01. Retrieved 2010-12-18.