Emmeram, Kansas

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Emmeram, Kansas
Unincorporated community
KDOT map of Ellis County (legend)
KDOT map of Ellis County (legend)
Emmeram is located in Kansas
Emmeram
Emmeram
Emmeram is located in the US
Emmeram
Emmeram
Location within the state of Kansas
Coordinates: 38°57′31″N 99°07′56″W / 38.95861°N 99.13222°W / 38.95861; -99.13222Coordinates: 38°57′31″N 99°07′56″W / 38.95861°N 99.13222°W / 38.95861; -99.13222
Country United States
State Kansas
County Ellis
Elevation 2,005 ft (611 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67640
Area code(s) 785
GNIS feature ID 484724 [1]

Emmeram is an unincorporated community in Herzog Township, Ellis County, Kansas, United States.[2]

History[edit]

In 1899, Catholic parishioners from nearby Herzog established a new parish six miles to the north and began construction of Sacred Heart Church, which they completed in 1901.[3] Originally named Norddorf, the community was renamed Emmeram after Emmeram Kausler, the church pastor.[4] The community grew to include two schools, and a town plot was filed in 1902, but the town was never built.[5] A post office operated in Emmeram from 1903 to 1904.[6]

Geography[edit]

Emmeram is located at 38°57′31″N 99°07′56″W / 38.95861°N 99.13222°W / 38.95861; -99.13222 (38.9586225, -99.1323179) at an elevation of 2,005 feet (611 m).[1] It lies approximately one-half mile northeast of Walker Creek, part of the Smoky Hill River watershed, in the Smoky Hills region of the Great Plains.[7][8] Emmeram is roughly 5.5 miles (9 km) north of Interstate 70 and 11 miles (18 km) northeast of Hays, the county seat.[8]

Transportation[edit]

Emmeram lies at the intersection of two unpaved county roads, Emmeram Road, which runs east-west, and 350th Avenue, which runs north-south.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "General Highway Map - Ellis County, Kansas" (PDF). Kansas Department of Transportation. 1978. Retrieved 2010-12-18. 
  3. ^ Dreiling, B. M. (1999) [1926], Golden Jubilee of German-Russian Settlements - Emmeram, The KSGenWeb Project, archived from the original on 2011-05-14, retrieved 2010-08-29 
  4. ^ "Ellis County, Kansas - City of Emmeram". The KSGenWeb Project. Archived from the original on 2012-10-14. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  5. ^ "Homesteading in Ellis County - Emmeram". Kansas Heritage Project. Fort Hays State University. Archived from the original on 2010-11-14. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  6. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved 9 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "2003-2004 Official Transportation Map" (PDF). Kansas Department of Transportation. 2003. Retrieved 2010-12-18. 
  8. ^ a b c "General Highway Map - Ellis County, Kansas" (PDF). Kansas Department of Transportation. 2010-06-01. Retrieved 2010-12-18.