Vassar, Kansas

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Vassar, Kansas
KDOT map of Osage County (legend)
Vassar is located in Kansas
Vassar
Vassar
Vassar is located in the United States
Vassar
Vassar
Coordinates: 38°38′50″N 95°37′21″W / 38.64722°N 95.62250°W / 38.64722; -95.62250Coordinates: 38°38′50″N 95°37′21″W / 38.64722°N 95.62250°W / 38.64722; -95.62250[1]
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyOsage
Elevation1,106 ft (337 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
66543
Area code785
FIPS code20-73450 [1]
GNIS ID479316 [1]

Vassar is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Osage County, Kansas, United States.[1] It is located 4 miles (6.4 km) northeast of Lyndon, also about half a mile south of Pomona Lake.

History[edit]

A post office was opened in La Mont's Hill (an extinct town) in 1871, but it was moved to Vassar in 1887.[2] Vassar still has a post office with ZIP code 66543.[3]

The Missouri Pacific Railroad previously went through Vassar,[4] but it was abandoned, then later it was converted into the Flint Hills Nature Trail.

Geography[edit]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Vassar has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) details for Vassar, Kansas; United States Geological Survey (USGS); October 13, 1978.
  2. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  3. ^ ZIP Code Lookup
  4. ^ 1915-1918 Stouffer's railroad map of Kansas; Kansas Historical Society.
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Vassar, Kansas

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