Silverdale, Kansas

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Silverdale, Kansas
unincorporated community
Map of Cowley Co, Ks, USA.png
Silverdale, Kansas is located in Kansas
Silverdale, Kansas
Silverdale, Kansas
Location within the state of Kansas
Coordinates: 37°3′55″N 96°52′56″W / 37.06528°N 96.88222°W / 37.06528; -96.88222Coordinates: 37°3′55″N 96°52′56″W / 37.06528°N 96.88222°W / 37.06528; -96.88222
Country  United States
State  Kansas
County Cowley
 • Total 52.7 sq mi (136.5 km2)
 • Land 52.5 sq mi (136.1 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation 1,178 ft (359 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 327
 • Density 6.2/sq mi (2.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67005
Area code(s) 620
FIPS code 20-65575[1]
GNIS feature ID 0469088[2]

Silverdale is a small unincorporated community in Cowley County, Kansas, United States.[3]


The post office was established June 5, 1871, and temporarily closed October 19, 1883 before being reopened December 12, 1883. It was permanently closed on July 31, 1964.[4]

At one time the town had a hotel, general store, bank, and other businesses supporting a population of over 100 people. Today only a church and limestone quarry remain with perhaps a dozen residences. The quarry specialized in fine cut, quality limestone that fetches $300 and more per ton.


  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Silverdale, Kansas
  4. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961, page 2". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 

Further reading[edit]

  • History of Cowley County Kansas; D.A. Millington / E.P. Greer; Winfield Courier; 162 pages; 1901. (Download 16MB PDF eBook)