Purcell, Kansas

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Purcell, Kansas
Unincorporated community
KDOT map of Doniphan County (legend)
KDOT map of Doniphan County (legend)
Purcell is located in Kansas
Location within the state of Kansas
Purcell is located in the US
Purcell (the US)
Coordinates: 39°40′50″N 95°19′51″W / 39.68056°N 95.33083°W / 39.68056; -95.33083Coordinates: 39°40′50″N 95°19′51″W / 39.68056°N 95.33083°W / 39.68056; -95.33083
Country United States
State Kansas
County Doniphan
Elevation 1,138 ft (347 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-57950
GNIS ID 473266

Purcell is an unincorporated community in Doniphan County, Kansas, United States. Purcell is located 5 miles (8.0 km) east of Everest on highway K-20.


Purcell was founded about 1886.[1] John Purcell was one of the earliest settlers.[2]

A post office was opened in Purcell in 1887, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1956.[3]

St. Mary's Catholic Church, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located in Purcell.[4]


  1. ^ Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. p. 523.
  2. ^ Gray, Patrick Leopoldo (1905). Gray's Doniphan County History: A Record of the Happenings of Half a Hundred Years. Roycroft Press. p. 64.
  3. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  4. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.