Leoville, Kansas

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Leoville, Kansas
Unincorporated community
Leoville, Kansas is located in Kansas
Leoville, Kansas
Leoville, Kansas
Coordinates: 39°34′54″N 100°27′40″W / 39.58167°N 100.46111°W / 39.58167; -100.46111Coordinates: 39°34′54″N 100°27′40″W / 39.58167°N 100.46111°W / 39.58167; -100.46111
Country United States
State Kansas
County Decatur
Elevation 2,753 ft (839 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 785
GNIS feature ID 484535[1]

Leoville is an unincorporated community in Decatur County, Kansas, United States. Leoville is located along K-223 3.6 miles (5.8 km) south-southwest of Dresden.[2]

History[edit]

Leoville was founded in 1885 by a colony of German Catholics.[3] They named their community in honor of Pope Leo XIII.[4]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Leoville, Kansas
  2. ^ Kansas Department of Transportation (2011). 2011-2012 Kansas Official Transportation Map (Map).
  3. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1939). Kansas, a Guide to the Sunflower State. Works Progress Administration. p. 448. 
  4. ^ "Profile for Leoville, Kansas". ePodunk. Retrieved 8 June 2014. 
  5. ^ Stephen Joseph Reichert