Covert, Kansas

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Covert, Kansas
KDOT map of Osborne County (legend)
Covert is located in Kansas
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Covert
Covert is located in the United States
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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]
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyOsborne
TownshipCovert
Founded1880
Elevation1,762 ft (537 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code785
FIPS code20-16075[1]
GNIS ID0484597[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]

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[5]

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.[6]

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.[7]

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 5 March 2014.
  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. 28 September 2012. Retrieved 5 March 2014.
    - 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.
    - Bostick, Mark (2002). "Nininger's Covert - Collector's Corner". Meteorite Times Magazine Articles - Meteorites & Tektites, Meteorite Dealers, Links & Classifieds. Retrieved 5 March 2014.
  5. ^ "Covert Kansas Observers Receive 40 Year Length of Service Award". National Weather Service Forecast Office, Hastings, NE. Retrieved 5 March 2014.
  6. ^ Climate Summary for Covert, Kansas
  7. ^ "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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