Globe, Kansas

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Globe, Kansas
Unincorporated community
KDOT map of Douglas County (legend)
KDOT map of Douglas County (legend)
Globe is located in Kansas
Globe is located in the US
Coordinates: 38°46′56″N 95°23′59″W / 38.78222°N 95.39972°W / 38.78222; -95.39972Coordinates: 38°46′56″N 95°23′59″W / 38.78222°N 95.39972°W / 38.78222; -95.39972[1]
Country United States
State Kansas
County Douglas
Township Marion
Elevation[1] 1,056 ft (322 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-26710 [1]
GNIS ID 484892 [1]

Globe is an unincorporated community in Douglas County, Kansas, United States.[1] It is located along U.S. Highway 56 in Marion Township. To the west of Globe is the Simmons Point Station.[2]


Founded in 1857–58 along the Santa Fe Trail, Globe was originally known as Marion (named after the Revolutionary War general Francis Marion). The small hamlet had an initial population of 11 people.[3] According to Alfred Theodore Andreas's tome History of the State of Kansas (1883), "The improvements made by the town company were few – a town well was dug, a blacksmith shop erected, a store opened by D. Hubbard, and a few dwelling houses built."[3]

On May 8, 1863, a bushwhacker posse led by Dick Yeager stormed through Marion and shot Hubbard in the lungs. He survived the attack, but his house was robbed. (Yeager would serve under William Quantrill a few months later during the infamous Lawrence massacre.)[4]

In 1865, the Union Pacific Railway diverted traffic from the Santa Fe trail, causing the town's population to dwindle.[3][5] In 1881, the small town's name was changed to Globe.[3] The Marion/Globe post office, opened in 1858, closed in 1867, was reestablished in 1870, closed again in 1894, reopened in 1895, and closed permanently in 1900.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d e Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) details for Globe, Kansas; United States Geological Survey (USGS); October 13, 1978.
  2. ^ Knox, Ron (May 14, 2006). "Time is Running Out for Historic Structure". Lawrence Journal-World. Retrieved January 28, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d Andreas, Alfred Theodore (1883). History of the State of Kansas. Chicago, IL: A. T. Andreas. p. 360.
  4. ^ Hubbard, D. (December 3, 1903). "Reminiscences of the Yeager Raid". The Olathe Mirror. Retrieved July 6, 2018.
  5. ^ Cleland, Nora (Jun 12, 1961). "Only Few of 45 County Settlements Left". Lawrence Daily Journal-World. p. 13A. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  6. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on March 10, 2013.

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