Vassar, Kansas

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Vassar, Kansas
KDOT map of Osage County (legend)
Vassar is located in Kansas
Vassar is located in the United States
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
Elevation1,106 ft (337 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
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.


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.



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]


  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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