Grantville, Kansas

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Grantville, Kansas
census-designated place
KDOT map of Jefferson County (legend)
KDOT map of Jefferson County (legend)
Grantville, Kansas is located in Kansas
Grantville, Kansas
Location of Grantville in Kansas
Coordinates: 39°05′00″N 95°33′41″W / 39.08333°N 95.56139°W / 39.08333; -95.56139Coordinates: 39°05′00″N 95°33′41″W / 39.08333°N 95.56139°W / 39.08333; -95.56139
Country United States
State Kansas
County Jefferson
Elevation[1] 876 ft (267 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 66429
Area code(s) 785
FIPS code 20-20087
GNIS feature ID 478665[1]
Other name Kaw City[1]

Grantville is an unincorporated census-designated place in southwestern Jefferson County, Kansas, United States, northeast of Topeka.


Grantville was named in 1866 for Ulysses S. Grant, military commander in the Civil War and afterward 18th President of the United States.[3]

The first post office in Grantville was established in October 1866.[4]


Grantville is located at 39°05′00″N 95°33′41″W / 39.083333°N 95.561367°W / 39.083333; -95.561367 (39.083333, -95.561367),[1] off U.S. Route 24. It lies 876 feet (267 m) above sea level.


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Grantville has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[5]


Grantville has a fire station, a restaurant, a gas station and a few other local business. It also has a post office with the ZIP Code of 66429.[2]


Grantville is served by Perry-Lecompton Unified School District 343. The elementary school in Grantville closed in 2009 and children are now bused to schools in Perry and Lecompton.[6]

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  1. ^ a b c d U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Grantville, Kansas. Retrieved on 2008-06-07.
  2. ^ a b ZIP Code Lookup. Retrieved on 2008-06-07.
  3. ^ Heim, Michael (2007). Exploring Kansas Highways. p. 48. 
  4. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on 9 October 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Grantville, Kansas
  6. ^ "Grantville School".