Welda, Kansas

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Welda, Kansas
KDOT map of Anderson County (legend)
Welda is located in Kansas
Coordinates: 38°10′9″N 95°17′41″W / 38.16917°N 95.29472°W / 38.16917; -95.29472Coordinates: 38°10′9″N 95°17′41″W / 38.16917°N 95.29472°W / 38.16917; -95.29472
CountryUnited States
 • Total0.93 sq mi (2.42 km2)
 • Land0.93 sq mi (2.40 km2)
 • Water0.008 sq mi (0.02 km2)
1,100 ft (300 m)
 • Total129
 • Density139/sq mi (53.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code20-76425[1]

Welda is a census-designated place in Anderson County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 129.[2]


Welda was platted in 1873, soon after the railroad was extended to that point in 1870.[3] The first post office in Welda was established in 1874[4] and was probably named for Welda in Germany.[5]

The railroad tracks in Welda have since been converted to a rail trail. The trail is part of the Prairie Spirit Trail State Park.[6]


Harris is located at 38°10′9″N 95°17′41″W / 38.16917°N 95.29472°W / 38.16917; -95.29472.[7] According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.93 square miles (2.4 km2), of which 0.0077 square miles (0.02 km2), or 0.79%, is water.[2]


Unified School District No. 365 operates Mont Ida Elementary School in Welda and Anderson County Junior-Senior High School in Garnett.[8]

Welda schools were closed through school unification. The Welda High School mascot was Welda Pirates.[9]


  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Welda CDP, Kansas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved May 13, 2013.
  3. ^ Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. p. 898.
  4. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
  5. ^ Stewart, George R. (1970). American place-names; a concise and selective dictionary for the continental United States of America. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 529.
  6. ^ "Homepage". BikePrairieSpirit.com. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ "School Campuses." Unified School District No. 365. Retrieved on November 8, 2013.
  9. ^ "Listless Wildcats Lose", The Manhattan Mercury, 7 June 1971, p.7.