Globe, Kansas

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Globe, Kansas
Unincorporated community
Globe, Kansas is located in Kansas
Globe, Kansas
Globe, Kansas
Globe, Kansas is located in the US
Globe, Kansas
Globe, Kansas
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
Country United States
State Kansas
County Douglas
Elevation 1,056 ft (322 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 785
GNIS feature ID 484892[1]

Globe is an unincorporated community in Douglas County, Kansas. It is located along U.S. Highway 56 in Marion Township.

Globe was originally called Marion after Francis Marion until the name was changed in 1881.[2] The town's population dwindled with the decline of the Santa Fe Trail.[3]

The Globe post office, called Marion until 1881, opened in 1858, closed in 1867, was reestablished in 1870, closed again in 1894, reopened in 1895, and closed permanently in 1900.[4]


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ History of the State of Kansas: Containing a Full Account of Its Growth from an Uninhabited Territory to a Wealthy and Important State. A. T. Andreas. 1883. p. 360. 
  3. ^ Cleland, Nora (Jun 12, 1961). "Only few of 45 county settlements left". Lawrence Journal-World. pp. 13A. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on March 10, 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2014.