Home, Kansas

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Home, Kansas
KDOT map of Marshall County (legend)
Home is located in Kansas
Home
Home
Location within the state of Kansas
Coordinates: 39°50′30″N 96°31′11″W / 39.84167°N 96.51972°W / 39.84167; -96.51972Coordinates: 39°50′30″N 96°31′11″W / 39.84167°N 96.51972°W / 39.84167; -96.51972
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyMarshall
Population
 (2000)
 • Total151
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
66438

Home (also called Home City[1]) is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in southern Franklin Township, Marshall County, Kansas, United States.[2]

Its altitude is 1,345 feet (410 m), and it is located at 39°50′30″N 96°31′11″W / 39.84167°N 96.51972°W / 39.84167; -96.51972 (39.8416678, -96.5197389).[1] Home lies along U.S. Route 36 – the Pony Express Highway – and a Union Pacific rail line, east of the city of Marysville,[2] the county seat of Marshall County.[3]

The town gets its name from the first post office, which was established in 1874 in someone's home;[4][5] the post office eventually was moved to its own building, which is now facing possible closure due to postal service austerity measures.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Home, Kansas
  2. ^ a b DeLorme. Kansas Atlas & Gazetteer. 4th ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2009, 24. ISBN 0-89933-342-7.
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  4. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on 9 October 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2014.
  5. ^ a b Marin, Robert (June 15, 2011). "Home, Kansas could lose its post office". KWCH-TV. Archived from the original on April 11, 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2014.