Covert, Kansas

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Covert, Kansas
Unincorporated community
KDOT map of Osborne County (legend)
KDOT map of Osborne County (legend)
Covert is located in Kansas
Covert
Covert
Covert is located in the US
Covert
Covert
Coordinates: 39°16′49″N 98°48′39″W / 39.28028°N 98.81083°W / 39.28028; -98.81083Coordinates: 39°16′49″N 98°48′39″W / 39.28028°N 98.81083°W / 39.28028; -98.81083[1]
Country United States
State Kansas
County Osborne
Township Covert
Founded 1880
Elevation[1] 1,762 ft (537 m)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-16075[1]
GNIS ID 0484597[1]

Covert is an unincorporated community in Covert Township, Osborne County, Kansas, United States.[1]

History[edit]

Covert was founded and laid out in 1880. At its height, the population was 150.[2]

A post office was opened at Covert in 1873, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1961.[3]

The town is known for the 1923 discovery of the Covert Meteorite, and for "the unsolved murders of the Albert Kaser family in 1928."[4][5][6]

Bill and Marlene Murphy of Covert received a 40 year Length of Service Award for their work as precipitation observers for the National Weather Service[7]

Geography[edit]

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, Covert has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[8]

Education[edit]

Covert's rural high school district was organized in 1915. The high school burned down in 1951, and was closed permanently the following year.[2] The school mascot was Covert Coyotes.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Covert, Kansas". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ a b "Covert". ghosttowns.com. Retrieved 2014-03-05. 
  3. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on 9 October 2013. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Covert, Kansas - a murder story". Dead towns of Kansas. 2012-09-28. Retrieved 2014-03-05. 
  5. ^ Kennedy, Mona Winder (2012). Covert, Kansas: the evolution of a ghost town, from the beginning-- to the memories (First ed.). Osborne, Kansas: Ad Astra Publishing. ISBN 9781606140130. 
  6. ^ Bostick, Mark (2002). "Nininger's Covert - Collector's Corner". Meteorite Times Magazine Articles - Meteorites & Tektites, Meteorite Dealers, Links & Classifieds. Retrieved 2014-03-05. 
  7. ^ "Covert Kansas Observers Receive 40 Year Length of Service Award". National Weather Service Forecast Office, Hastings, NE. Retrieved 2014-03-05. 
  8. ^ Climate Summary for Covert, Kansas
  9. ^ "Portis School News", Portis Independent, 23 November 1939, p.1

Further reading[edit]

  • Kennedy, Mona Winder (2012). Covert, Kansas: the evolution of a ghost town, from the beginning-- to the memories (First ed.). Osborne, Kansas: Ad Astra Publishing. ISBN 9781606140130. 

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