Lone Star, Kansas

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Lone Star, Kansas
Unincorporated community
Lone Star Church of the Brethren
Lone Star Church of the Brethren
Lone Star, Kansas is located in Kansas
Lone Star, Kansas
Lone Star, Kansas
Lone Star, Kansas is located in the US
Lone Star, Kansas
Lone Star, Kansas
Coordinates: 38°52′00″N 95°21′19″W / 38.86667°N 95.35528°W / 38.86667; -95.35528Coordinates: 38°52′00″N 95°21′19″W / 38.86667°N 95.35528°W / 38.86667; -95.35528
Country United States
State Kansas
County Douglas
Elevation 879 ft (268 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 785
GNIS feature ID 479512[1]

Lone Star is an unincorporated community in Douglas County, in the U.S. state of Kansas. It is 7 miles (11 km) southwest of Lawrence. Lone Star was firmly established in 1897, after the first settlers had arrived in 1854.[2] The area had a post office established under "Bond" from 1875 until 1899 when the name was changed to Lone Star. The post office closed in 1953.[3] Lone Star was named from the fact someone saw a star in the sky while a group was trying to think of a suitable name for the community, according to local history.[4]

Near Lone Star is Lone Star Lake which was built by the Civilian Lone Star Lake Park Conservation Corps in the 1930s.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008. 
  2. ^ Parker, Martha; Laird, Betty (1976). Soil of Our Souls. Parker-Laird Enterprises. 
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved January 24, 2018. 
  4. ^ Carpenter, Tim (November 28, 1997). "What's in a Name? Key Elements of Area History". Lawrence Journal-World. p. 3B. Retrieved April 28, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Lone Star Lake Park". DouglasCountyKS.org. Retrieved January 24, 2018.