Grantville, Kansas

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Grantville, Kansas
census-designated place
Grantville, Kansas is located in Kansas
Grantville, Kansas
Location of Grantville in Kansas
Coordinates: 39°05′00″N 95°33′41″W / 39.08333°N 95.56139°W / 39.08333; -95.56139Coordinates: 39°05′00″N 95°33′41″W / 39.08333°N 95.56139°W / 39.08333; -95.56139
Country United States
State Kansas
County Jefferson
Elevation[1] 876 ft (267 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 66429
Area code(s) 785
FIPS code 20-20087
GNIS feature ID 478665[1]
Other name Kaw City[1]
[2]

Grantville is an unincorporated census-designated place in southwestern Jefferson County, Kansas, United States, northeast of Topeka.

History[edit]

Grantville was named in 1866 for Ulysses S. Grant, military commander in the Civil War and afterward 18th President of the United States.[3]

The first post office in Grantville was established in October 1866.[4]

Geography[edit]

Grantville is located at 39°05′00″N 95°33′41″W / 39.083333°N 95.561367°W / 39.083333; -95.561367 (39.083333, -95.561367),[1] off U.S. Route 24. It lies 876 feet (267 m) above sea level.

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, Grantville has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[5]

Economy[edit]

Grantville has a fire station, a restaurant, a gas station and a few other local business. It also has a post office with the ZIP Code of 66429.[2]

Education[edit]

Grantville is served by Perry-Lecompton Unified School District 343. An early childhood center is located in Grantville.[6]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Grantville, Kansas. Retrieved on 2008-06-07.
  2. ^ a b ZIP Code Lookup. Retrieved on 2008-06-07.
  3. ^ Heim, Michael (2007). Exploring Kansas Highways. p. 48. 
  4. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Grantville, Kansas
  6. ^ Grantville Early Childhood Center. Perry-Lecompton USD 343. Retrieved on 2008-06-07.