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Welcome to Kansas ...

The town of Kansas is located in Walker County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Kansas, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1855.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Kansas has a population of 215 people<2> (see below for details).

Kansas is 480 feet [146 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Kansas lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Kansas: (205)

The ZIP code for Kansas: 35573<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Kansas had an population of 215 people. This is a decrease of 4.87% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 17.31% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Kansas had a population of 226 people. This makes Kansas the county's 9th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 226 people, the population of Kansas decreased 13.08% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 260 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Kansas.

Communities Also Named Kansas ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 10 communities that are also named Kansas - they are located in Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee (2) and Vermont.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Kansas.

Communities near Kansas ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Kansas.

  • Jasper
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
  • Winfield
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
  • Berry
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
  • Double Springs
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
  • Parrish
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parrish
    • Parrish is located in Walker County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 929 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Parrish
  • Brilliant
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brilliant have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brilliant
    • Brilliant is located in Marion County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 862 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Brilliant
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brilliant <5>
  • Oakman
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakman
    • Oakman is located in Walker County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 713 people
    • Former names for Oakman:
    • Day's Gap
    • Marietta
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Oakman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakman <5>
  • Lynn
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynn
    • Lynn is located in Winston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 632 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Lynn
  • Glen Allen
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Allen
    • Glen Allen is located in Fayette County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 480 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Glen Allen
  • Twin
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin
    • Twin is located in Marion County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 386 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Twin

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Kansas. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Kansas.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Kansas. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Kansas.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Kansas. See our Newspapers Page for Kansas.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kansas ...

Looking for more information about Kansas? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Kansas, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Kansas.

Adding Kansas to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Kansas in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Kansas was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Kansas post office opened in 1855.

We also found Kansas in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Kansas.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Kansas. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Walker County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Walker, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Kansas.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kansas - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Kansas). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Kansas or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:




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