Dubuque, Kansas

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Dubuque, Kansas
Unincorporated community
KDOT map of Russell County (legend)
KDOT map of Russell County (legend)
Dubuque is located in Kansas
Dubuque is located in the US
Coordinates: 38°41′45″N 98°36′32″W / 38.69583°N 98.60889°W / 38.69583; -98.60889Coordinates: 38°41′45″N 98°36′32″W / 38.69583°N 98.60889°W / 38.69583; -98.60889
Country United States
State Kansas
County Barton, Russell
Elevation 1,883 ft (574 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67634
Area code(s) 785
GNIS feature ID 484734[1]

Dubuque is an unincorporated community in Barton and Russell Counties in the U.S. state of Kansas. It is approximately 10 miles (18 km) south of Dorrance.


Polish immigrants from Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin first settled the area after the American Civil War. They were soon followed by Volga Germans from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Dubuque, Iowa. A rural post office named Dubuque opened in 1879, and the village was formally established in 1887. Devout Catholics, the local townsfolk built their first church in the early 1870s. They replaced it in 1901 with St. Catherine Catholic Church which still stands.[2] The post office closed in 1909.[3] By the 1920s, Dubuque had begun to lose its population and its business community. Today, all that remains is the Catholic church and a cemetery.[2]


Dubuque is located at 38°41′45″N 98°36′32″W / 38.69583°N 98.60889°W / 38.69583; -98.60889 (38.6958442, -98.6089626) at an elevation of 1,883 feet (574 m).[1] It lies 7 miles (11 km) south of the Smoky Hill River in the Smoky Hills region of the Great Plains. Located on the Barton County-Russell County line, Dubuque is roughly 18 miles (29 km) southeast of Russell and 24 miles (39 km) north-northeast of Great Bend. It is approximately 11 miles (18 km) south of Interstate 70 and 13 miles (21 km) east of U.S. Route 281.


  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ a b "Homesteading in Russell County - Dubuque". Kansas Heritage Project. Fort Hays State University. Archived from the original on 2010-06-03. Retrieved 2010-08-18. 
  3. ^ "Post Offices in Kansas". Kansas State Historical Society. Retrieved 2010-08-18. 

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