Gerlane, Kansas

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Gerlane, Kansas
Unincorporated community
Gerlane, Kansas is located in Kansas
Gerlane, Kansas
Gerlane, Kansas
Coordinates: 37°09′09″N 98°32′59″W / 37.15250°N 98.54972°W / 37.15250; -98.54972Coordinates: 37°09′09″N 98°32′59″W / 37.15250°N 98.54972°W / 37.15250; -98.54972
Country United States
State Kansas
County Barber
Elevation 1,398 ft (426 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 620
GNIS feature ID 484521[1]

Gerlane is an unincorporated community in Barber County, Kansas, United States. Gerlane is 9 miles (14 km) south of Medicine Lodge.

History[edit]

Gerlane once had its own bank, the Gerlane State Bank, chartered in 1917.[2] Gerlane was situated on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, but declined after the tracks were removed in 1942.[3][4]

A post office was opened in Gerlane in 1909, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1943.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Gerlane, Kansas
  2. ^ Biennial Report of the Bank Commissioner of the State of Kansas, Volume 15. Kansas. Dept. of Banking. 1920. p. 194. 
  3. ^ "Abandoned Rails: Kiowa to Gerlane". Abandoned Rails. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Gerlane, Kansas article from November 1942". Dead towns of Kansas. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 4 June 2014.