Friend, Kansas

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Friend, Kansas
Unincorporated community
Friend is located in Kansas
Location within the state of Kansas
Friend is located in the US
Friend (the US)
Coordinates: 38°15′36″N 100°54′40″W / 38.26000°N 100.91111°W / 38.26000; -100.91111Coordinates: 38°15′36″N 100°54′40″W / 38.26000°N 100.91111°W / 38.26000; -100.91111
Country  United States
State  Kansas
County Finney
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)

Friend is an unincorporated community in Terry Township, Finney County, Kansas, United States.[1] The town is located next to U.S. Route 83 and the North Line of the Garden City Western Railway, south to the county line of Scott County. Other nearby communities include Shallow Water to the north and Tennis to the south.


Originally the town was named McCue after Basil M. McCue of Hastings, Nebraska who was the organizer of the Garden City Gulf & Northern Railroad. The Santa Fe Railroad changed the name to Friend when it took over the railway line between Garden City and Scott City.

The post office in Friend closed in 1992.[2]


  1. ^ "Friend, Kansas". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "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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