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 US
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
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 (and census-designated place) 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] Marienthal now consists of roughly 100 people, a Catholic church,[3] a post office, a flour mill,[4] a substance abuse treatment center, a trucking company, a bar and a grain elevator.

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. ^ St. Mary Church.
  4. ^ Heartland Mill.

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