Eastshore, Kansas

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Eastshore, Kansas
Unincorporated community
KDOT map of Marion County (legend)
KDOT map of Marion County (legend)
Eastshore is located in Kansas
Eastshore is located in the US
Coordinates: 38°22′55″N 097°04′26″W / 38.38194°N 97.07389°W / 38.38194; -97.07389Coordinates: 38°22′55″N 097°04′26″W / 38.38194°N 97.07389°W / 38.38194; -97.07389[1]
Country United States
State Kansas
County Marion
Township Gale
Platted 1969
Elevation[1] 1,381 ft (421 m)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 620
FIPS code 20-19700 [1]
GNIS feature ID 0484811 [1]
W i k i p e d i a

Eastshore is an unincorporated community in Marion County, Kansas, United States.[1] The community name comes from it being near the east shore of the Marion Reservoir.


Early history[edit]

For many millennia, the Great Plains of North America was inhabited by nomadic Native Americans. From the 16th century to 18th century, the Kingdom of France claimed ownership of large parts of North America. In 1762, after the French and Indian War, France secretly ceded New France to Spain, per the Treaty of Fontainebleau.

19th century[edit]

In 1802, Spain returned most of the land to France. In 1803, most of the land for modern day Kansas was acquired by the United States from France as part of the 828,000 square mile Louisiana Purchase for 2.83 cents per acre.

In 1806, Zebulon Pike led the Pike expedition westward from St Louis, Missouri, of which part of their journey followed the Cottonwood River through Marion County near the current cities of Florence, Marion, Durham, and the community of Eastshore.[2]

In 1854, the Kansas Territory was organized, then in 1861 Kansas became the 34th U.S. state. In 1855, Marion County was established within the Kansas Territory, which included the land for modern day Eastshore.[3]

20th century[edit]

From 1964 to 1968, the Marion Reservoir was constructed. Eastshore was platted on October 13, 1969.[4]


Eastshore is located at 38°22′55″N 97°4′26″W / 38.38194°N 97.07389°W / 38.38194; -97.07389 (38.3819584, -97.0739122),[1] and lies immediately east of the Marion Cove of the Marion Reservoir.[5][6]


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Eastshore has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[7]

Area attractions[edit]

  • Marion Reservoir, immediately west of Eastshore. The Marion cove is immediately west of Eastshore. The Cottonwood Point cove is about 0.5 miles northwest of Eastshore. The Dam is 0.1 miles southwest of Eastshore. There are additional coves on the west side of the Reservoir.


Primary and secondary education[edit]

Eastshore is part of Unified School District 408.[8][9] The high school is a member of T.E.E.N., a shared video teaching network between five area high schools.[10] All students attend schools in Marion.





U.S. Route 56 runs 1.33 miles (2.14 km) south of the community.


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