Black Wolf, Kansas

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Black Wolf, Kansas
KDOT map of Ellsworth County (legend)
Black Wolf is located in Kansas
Black Wolf
Black Wolf
Location within the state of Kansas
Black Wolf is located in the United States
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Black Wolf
Black Wolf (the United States)
Coordinates: 38°45′30″N 98°21′43″W / 38.75833°N 98.36194°W / 38.75833; -98.36194Coordinates: 38°45′30″N 98°21′43″W / 38.75833°N 98.36194°W / 38.75833; -98.36194[1]
CountryUnited States
Elevation1,565 ft (477 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code785
FIPS code20-07000 [1]
GNIS ID475344 [1]

Black Wolf is an unincorporated community in Ellsworth County, Kansas, United States.[2] It is located approximately 6 miles (9.7 km) west of Ellsworth.


A post office was opened in Black Wolf in 1879, closed temporarily in 1908, reopened a few months later and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1953.[3] According to tradition, "Black Wolf" was the name of a local Indian.[4] Black Wolf was a station on the Union Pacific Railroad.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) details for Black Wolf, Kansas; United States Geological Survey (USGS); October 13, 1978.
  2. ^ "Black Wolf, Kansas". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  3. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  4. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 14.
  5. ^ Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc. Standard Publishing Company. p. 191.

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