Walker, Kansas

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Walker, Kansas
Unincorporated community
Walker, Kansas is located in Kansas
Walker, Kansas
Walker, Kansas
Coordinates: 38°52′02″N 99°04′33″W / 38.86722°N 99.07583°W / 38.86722; -99.07583Coordinates: 38°52′02″N 99°04′33″W / 38.86722°N 99.07583°W / 38.86722; -99.07583
Country United States
State Kansas
County Ellis
Elevation 1,942 ft (592 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67674
Area code(s) 785
GNIS feature ID 475301[1]

Walker is an unincorporated community in Herzog Township, Ellis County, Kansas, United States.[2] Walker has a post office with ZIP code 67674.[3]


Walker was likely named for Robert J. Walker, the 4th Territorial Governor of Kansas.[4]

A post office in Walker established in 1873, closed temporarily in 1876, and reopened in 1878.[5]

In 1942, the Walker Army Airfield was built 1 mile northwest of Walker. Thousands were stationed at the airfield for training of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress during World War II. The airfield was abandoned and most of it razed.

In 1966, Interstate 70 reached Walker, passing about one block south of the community.


Walker is located at 38°52′02″N 99°04′33″W / 38.86722°N 99.07583°W / 38.86722; -99.07583 (38.8672339, -99.0759271) at an elevation of 1,942 feet (592 m).[1] It lies approximately 1.5 miles (2.3 km) west of Walker Creek, part of the Smoky Hill River watershed, in the Smoky Hills region of the Great Plains.[6][7] Walker is immediately north of Interstate 70 roughly 13 miles (21 km) east of Hays, the county seat.[7]


Walker Avenue, a paved county road, runs north-south through Walker, intersecting Interstate 70 and U.S. Route 40, which run concurrently east-west, immediately south of town.[7] The old alignment of U.S. 40, now a paved county road, runs northeast-southwest through Walker.[8]

The Kansas Pacific (KP) line of the Union Pacific Railroad runs northeast-southwest through Walker, parallel to the old alignment of U.S. 40.[7][9]

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