Eminence, Kansas

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Eminence, Kansas
Ghost town
KDOT map of Finney County (legend)
KDOT map of Finney County (legend)
Eminence is located in Kansas
Location within the state of Kansas
Coordinates: 38°08′50″N 100°30′37″W / 38.14722°N 100.51028°W / 38.14722; -100.51028Coordinates: 38°08′50″N 100°30′37″W / 38.14722°N 100.51028°W / 38.14722; -100.51028[1]
Country United States
State Kansas
County Finney
Elevation[1] 2,608 ft (795 m)
 • Total 0
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 620
GNIS ID 485330 [1]

Eminence is a ghost town in Finney County, Kansas, United States.


Eminence was founded in 1887.[2]

A post office was opened in Eminence in June 1887, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1942.[3]

In popular culture[edit]

Eminence is the Federal Emergency Management Agency refugee center established to take evacuees from Denver, Colorado as the event of an explosion at a train derailment and the subsequent detonation of a smuggled Russian nuclear weapon which was in the derailment wreckage in the 1999 TV movie Atomic Train.


  1. ^ a b c Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) details for Eminence, Kansas; United States Geological Survey (USGS); July 1, 1984.
  2. ^ "Finney County". Blue Skyways. Kansas State Library. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 

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