Silica, Kansas

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Silica, Kansas
Unincorporated community
Map of Rice Co, Ks, USA.png
Silica, Kansas is located in Kansas
Silica, Kansas
Silica, Kansas
Silica, Kansas is located in the US
Silica, Kansas
Silica, Kansas
Coordinates: 38°21′6″N 98°27′43″W / 38.35167°N 98.46194°W / 38.35167; -98.46194Coordinates: 38°21′6″N 98°27′43″W / 38.35167°N 98.46194°W / 38.35167; -98.46194
Country United States
State Kansas
County Rice
Township Pioneer
Elevation 1,795 ft (547 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 620
GNIS feature ID 484747[1]

Silica is an unincorporated community in southwestern Pioneer Township, Rice County, Kansas, United States. It lies along local roads a fraction of a mile (about 500 m) north of U.S. Route 56/K-96, 6 miles (9.7 km) east of Ellinwood and 14 miles (23 km) west of Lyons,[2] the county seat of Rice County.[3]


For millennia, the land now known as Kansas was inhabited by Native Americans. In 1803, most of modern Kansas was secured by the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase. In 1854, the Kansas Territory was organized, then in 1861 Kansas became the 34th U.S. state. In 1867, Rice County was founded.

Silica had a post office from 1893 until 1953.[4]


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ DeLorme. Kansas Atlas & Gazetteer. 4th ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2009, p. 47. ISBN 0-89933-342-7.
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved 22 June 2014.

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