Oil Hill, Kansas

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Oil Hill, Kansas was an unincorporated community in Butler County, Kansas, United States.


The town was formed during the oil boom in Butler County.[1] A post office was established in Oil Hill in 1917, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1958.[2] The town no longer exists and is considered a ghost town.[3]

Oil Hill Elementary School is named to commemorate the history of the town.[4]

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Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ "Butler County". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved February 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961, page 2". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved August 2, 204.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ Fitzgerald, Daniel. Ghost Towns of Kansas: A Traveler's Guide. Lawrence: U of Kansas P, 1988.
  4. ^ "Oil Hill Elementary School". Unified School District #490. 

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Coordinates: 37°50′10″N 96°53′08″W / 37.83611°N 96.88556°W / 37.83611; -96.88556