Galt, Kansas

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Galt, Kansas
Unincorporated community
Map of Rice Co, Ks, USA.png
Galt, Kansas is located in Kansas
Galt, Kansas
Galt, Kansas
Coordinates: 38°27′52″N 98°5′4″W / 38.46444°N 98.08444°W / 38.46444; -98.08444Coordinates: 38°27′52″N 98°5′4″W / 38.46444°N 98.08444°W / 38.46444; -98.08444
Country United States
State Kansas
County Rice
Elevation 1,650 ft (500 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 620
GNIS feature ID 484742[1]

Galt is an unincorporated community in central Galt Township, Rice County, Kansas, United States. It lies along the Little Arkansas River, 6 miles (9.7 km) southeast of Geneseo and 14 miles (23 km) northeast of Lyons,[2] the county seat of Rice County.[3]

History[edit]

For millennia, the land now known as Kansas was inhabited by Native Americans. In 1803, most of modern Kansas was secured by the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase. In 1854, the Kansas Territory was organized, then in 1861 Kansas became the 34th U.S. state. In 1867, Rice County was founded.

Circa 1910, Galt contained a general store and 15 inhabitants. It was a shipping point on the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe railroad.[4]

The post office in Galt closed in 1911.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ DeLorme. Kansas Atlas & Gazetteer. 4th ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2009, p. 47. ISBN 0-89933-342-7.
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc.. Standard Publishing Company. p. 706. 
  5. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 22 June 2014.