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Welcome to Alexander ...

The city of Alexander is located in Rush County<1>.

The location of Alexander has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Alexander has a population of 58 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Alexander.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Alexander: Named for Harvey Alexander, an early settler in this area.

Alexander is 2,070 feet [631 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Alexander is within the boundaries of the (785) area code.

The ZIP code for Alexander: 67513<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Alexander had an population of 58 people. This is a decrease of 10.77% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 22.67% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alexander had a population of 65 people. This makes Alexander the county's 8th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 65 people, the population of Alexander decreased 13.33% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 75 people).

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

Communities Also Named Alexander ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Kansas communities named Alexander: This one is located in Rush County and the other is located in Douglas County.

Beyond Kansas, there are 28 communities that are also named Alexander - they are located in Alabama, Alberta, Arkansas (2), Colorado, Georgia (2), Idaho, Illinois (2), Iowa, Kentucky (2), Maine, Manitoba, Michigan (2), Mississippi, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (2), South Carolina, Texas and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Alexander ...

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

  • Ness City [Ness County]
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    • Ness City [Ness County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Alexander
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,311 people
    • Former name for Ness City:
    • Iowa
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ness City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ness City<7>
  • La Crosse [Rush County]
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    • La Crosse [Rush County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the east of Alexander
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,197 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Crosse have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Crosse
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Crosse<7>
  • Bazine [Ness County]
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    • Bazine [Ness County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the west of Alexander
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 294 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bazine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bazine
  • Bison [Rush County]
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    • Bison [Rush County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Alexander
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 224 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bison
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Burdett [Pawnee County]
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      • Burdett [Pawnee County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 219 people
      • Former name for Burdett:
      • Brown's Grove
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    • McCracken [Rush County]
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      • McCracken [Rush County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the north of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 171 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McCracken have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCracken
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McCracken<7>
    • Rush Center [Rush County]
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      • Rush Center [Rush County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the east of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 152 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rush Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Rush Center:
      • Rushcenter
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rush Center
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rush Center<7>
    • Liebenthal [Rush County]
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      • Liebenthal [Rush County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 91 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liebenthal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liebenthal
    • Brownell [Ness County]
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      • Brownell [Ness County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Alexander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26 people
      • Former name for Brownell:
      • Vansburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brownell<7>
    • Nekoma [Rush County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nekoma
      • Nekoma [Rush County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the east of Alexander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nekoma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nekoma

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 Alexander. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alexander.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alexander. 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 Alexander.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alexander ...

Looking for more information about Alexander? 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 Alexander, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Alexander.

Adding Alexander to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Alexander was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Alexander on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Kansas (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Alexander on our Genealogy Page.

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

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kansas' counties, including Rush, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Alexander.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alexander - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 city (such as Alexander). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alexander or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alexander) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alexander. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AlexanderOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alexander. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4693, Longitude: -99.5530       In this case, the coordinates for Alexander have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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