Holland, Kansas

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Holland, Kansas
KDOT map of Dickinson County (legend)
Holland is located in Kansas
Location within the state of Kansas
Holland is located in the United States
Holland (the United States)
Coordinates: 38°45′43″N 97°16′46″W / 38.76194°N 97.27944°W / 38.76194; -97.27944Coordinates: 38°45′43″N 97°16′46″W / 38.76194°N 97.27944°W / 38.76194; -97.27944[1]
CountryUnited States
Elevation1,230 ft (375 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code20-32600 [1]
GNIS ID476844 [1]

Holland is a rural unincorporated community in Dickinson County, Kansas, United States.[1]


1915 Railroad Map of Dickinson County

Early history[edit]

For many millennia, the Great Plains of North America was inhabited by nomadic Native Americans. From the 16th century to 18th century, the Kingdom of France claimed ownership of large parts of North America. In 1762, after the French and Indian War, France secretly ceded New France to Spain, per the Treaty of Fontainebleau.

19th century[edit]

In 1802, Spain returned most of the land to France. In 1803, most of the land for modern day Kansas was acquired by the United States from France as part of the 828,000 square mile Louisiana Purchase for 2.83 cents per acre.

In 1854, the Kansas Territory was organized, then in 1861 Kansas became the 34th U.S. state. In 1857, Dickinson County was established within the Kansas Territory, which included the land for modern day Holland.

Holland was founded in 1872.[2] A post office in Holland opened in 1872, closed temporarily in 1875, reopened in 1884, and reclosed in 1906.[3]

Further reading[edit]

  • Carlton Area History: Carlton - Elmo - Holland, Dickinson County, Kansas; Carlton Book Committee; Bell Books; 1995.


  1. ^ a b c d e Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) details for Holland, Kansas; United States Geological Survey (USGS); October 13, 1978.
  2. ^ "Dickinson County". Blue Skyways. Kansas State Library. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on 9 September 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2014.

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