Marienthal, Kansas

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Marienthal, Kansas
KDOT map of Wichita County (legend)
Marienthal is located in Kansas
Marienthal
Marienthal
Marienthal is located in the United States
Marienthal
Marienthal
Coordinates: 38°29′15″N 101°12′47″W / 38.48750°N 101.21306°W / 38.48750; -101.21306Coordinates: 38°29′15″N 101°12′47″W / 38.48750°N 101.21306°W / 38.48750; -101.21306[1]
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyWichita
Named forMarienthal, Russia
Elevation3,215 ft (980 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67863
Area code620
FIPS code20-44600 [1]
GNIS ID471501 [1]

Marienthal is an unincorporated community in Wichita County, Kansas, United States.

History[edit]

In 1892, the community was founded by a group of immigrant Volga Germans; they named it after their previous hometown of Marienthal (Tonkoschurovka), Russia (today Sovetskoya, Russia), located in the district of Saratov, on the east side of the Volga River.

The post office was established March 18, 1902.[2] The USPS discontinued service to Marienthal in 2011; the post office was officially closed in 2017.[3]

Marienthal now consists of roughly 100 people, a Catholic church,[4] a flour mill,[5] a substance abuse treatment center, a trucking company, a bar and a grain elevator.

Demographics[edit]

For statistical purposes, the United States Census Bureau has defined Marienthal as a census-designated place (CDP).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) details for Marienthal, Kansas; United States Geological Survey (USGS); October 13, 1978.
  2. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on 9 October 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Postal Bulletin 22481 : Post Office Changes". United States Postal Service. 23 November 2017. Retrieved 24 November 2019.
  4. ^ St. Mary Church.
  5. ^ Heartland Mill.

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