Milberger, Kansas

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Milberger, Kansas
Unincorporated community
Milberger, Kansas is located in Kansas
Milberger, Kansas
Milberger, Kansas
Coordinates: 38°42′43″N 98°54′44″W / 38.71194°N 98.91222°W / 38.71194; -98.91222Coordinates: 38°42′43″N 98°54′44″W / 38.71194°N 98.91222°W / 38.71194; -98.91222
Country United States
State Kansas
County Russell
Founded 1884
Elevation 1,854 ft (565 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67665
Area code(s) 785
GNIS feature ID 475411[1]

Milberger is an unincorporated community in Lincoln Township, Russell County, Kansas, United States.[2]

History[edit]

Volga German colonists founded Milberger in 1884. Predominantly Lutheran, they established several churches in and around the community, most of which closed by 1980.[3][4] A rural post office operated in Milberger from 1903 to 1911.[5]

Geography[edit]

Milberger is located at 38°42′43″N 98°54′44″W / 38.71194°N 98.91222°W / 38.71194; -98.91222 (38.7119562, -98.9123098) at an elevation of 1,854 feet (565 m).[1] It lies on the west side of Landon Creek roughly 4.5 miles (7 km) south of the Smoky Hill River in the Smoky Hills region of the Great Plains.[6][7] Milberger is approximately 3.5 miles (6 km) west of U.S. Route 281, 10.5 miles (17 km) south of Interstate 70, and 12 miles (20 km) south-southwest of Russell, the county seat.[7]

Transportation[edit]

Milberger lies at the intersection of Milberger Road, a paved county road which runs north-south, and Michaelis Road, an unpaved county road which runs east-west.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "General Highway Map - Russell County, Kansas" (PDF). Kansas Department of Transportation. 1975. Retrieved 2010-12-12. 
  3. ^ Keel, William D. (2006). "Deitsch, Däätsch, Düütsch, and Dietsch: The Varieties of Kansas German Dialects after 150 Years of German Group Settlement in Kansas". University of Kansas. Retrieved 2010-08-15. 
  4. ^ Bauer, Reuben A. (2004). "German Hymns Heard Again". Retrieved 2010-08-15. 
  5. ^ "Post Offices in Kansas". Kansas State Historical Society. Retrieved 2010-08-15. 
  6. ^ "2003-2004 Official Transportation Map" (PDF). Kansas Department of Transportation. 2003. Retrieved 2010-12-12. 
  7. ^ a b c "General Highway Map - Russell County, Kansas" (PDF). Kansas Department of Transportation. 2010-10-01. Retrieved 2010-12-12. 
  8. ^ "Milberger, KS 67665". Google Maps. Retrieved 2010-12-12.