Lone Star, Kansas

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Lone Star, Kansas
Unincorporated community
Lone Star Church of the Brethren
Lone Star Church of the Brethren
Lone Star, Kansas is located in Kansas
Lone Star, Kansas
Lone Star, Kansas
Coordinates: 38°52′00″N 95°21′19″W / 38.86667°N 95.35528°W / 38.86667; -95.35528Coordinates: 38°52′00″N 95°21′19″W / 38.86667°N 95.35528°W / 38.86667; -95.35528
Country United States
State Kansas
County Douglas
Elevation 879 ft (268 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 785
GNIS feature ID 479512[1]

Lone Star is an unincorporated community in Douglas County, in the U.S. state of Kansas. It is 7 miles (11 km) southwest of Lawrence. Lone Star was firmly established in 1897, after the first settlers had arrived in 1854.[2] The area had a post office established under "Bond" from 1875 until 1899 when the name was changed to Lone Star. The post office closed in 1953.[3]

Near Lone Star is Lone Star Lake which was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ Soil of Our Souls by Martha Parker & Betty Laird, Parker-Laird Enterprises, 1976.
  3. ^ http://www.kshs.org/genealogists/places/postoffices.htm