Homer, Kansas

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Homer, Kansas
Unincorporated area
Homer, Kansas is located in Kansas
Homer, Kansas
Homer, Kansas
Homer, Kansas is located in the US
Homer, Kansas
Homer, Kansas
Coordinates: 38°52′10″N 98°47′51″W / 38.86944°N 98.79750°W / 38.86944; -98.79750Coordinates: 38°52′10″N 98°47′51″W / 38.86944°N 98.79750°W / 38.86944; -98.79750
Country United States
State Kansas
County Russell
Elevation 1,867 ft (569 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67665
Area code(s) 785
GNIS feature ID 484730[1]

Homer (also known as "Homer Station") is an unincorporated area in Russell County, Kansas, United States.[2] It lies on the border between Grant and Russell Townships.[3] There is no community or settlement at Homer.[4]

History[edit]

Homer was once a stop on the Union Pacific Railroad.[5] A rural post office operated at the site from 1879 to 1887.[6]

Geography[edit]

Homer is located at 38°52′10″N 98°47′51″W / 38.86944°N 98.79750°W / 38.86944; -98.79750 (38.8694558, -98.7975811) at an elevation of 1,867 feet (569 m).[1] It lies approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) north of the Smoky Hill River and 6.5 miles (10.5 km) south of the Saline River in the Smoky Hills region of the Great Plains.[2][7] Homer is on U.S. Route 40 Business roughly 3 miles (5 km) east of Russell, the county seat, and 1 mile (1.5 km) north of Interstate 70.[2]

Transportation[edit]

Homer lies immediately east of the intersection of U.S. Route 40 Business, which runs southeast-northwest, and Homer Road, an unpaved east-west county road.[2]

The Kansas Pacific (KP) Line of the Union Pacific Railroad runs through Homer, parallel to the U.S. 40 business route.[2][8]

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