Vassar, Kansas

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Vassar, Kansas
Unincorporated community
Vassar, Kansas is located in Kansas
Vassar, Kansas
Vassar, Kansas
Coordinates: 38°38′50″N 95°37′21″W / 38.64722°N 95.62250°W / 38.64722; -95.62250Coordinates: 38°38′50″N 95°37′21″W / 38.64722°N 95.62250°W / 38.64722; -95.62250
Country United States
State Kansas
County Osage
Elevation 1,109 ft (338 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 66543
Area code(s) 785
GNIS feature ID 479316[1]

Vassar is an unincorporated community in Osage County, Kansas, United States. Vassar is located along a railroad line 4 miles (6.4 km) northeast of Lyndon. Vassar has a post office with ZIP code 66543.[2]

History[edit]

A post office was opened in La Mont's Hill (an extinct town) in 1871, but it was moved to Vassar in 1887.[3]

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, Vassar has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ ZIP Code Lookup
  3. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Climate Summary for Vassar, Kansas