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Welcome to Alida ...

Although we found mention of Alida during our research, we have little information about it.<1> We believe that Alida had a post office at one time. We have done a cursory search and haven't been able to find any evidence that the community still exists..

We've added Alida to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Alida, please Contact Us.


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

Alida is 1,140 feet [347 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Alida might be (or was) located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

We believe that Alida would be found within the (785) area code.

Adding Alida to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Alida elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Alida on a Rand McNally Map of Kansas (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Alida ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Alida - they are located in Indiana, Minnesota and Saskatchewan.

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

Communities near Alida ...

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

  • Junction City [Geary County]
  • Abilene [Dickinson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abilene
    • Abilene [Dickinson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Alida
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,201 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abilene
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Abilene<5>
  • Ogden [Riley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ogden
    • Ogden [Riley County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the east of Alida
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,958 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ogden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ogden<5>
  • Grandview Plaza [Geary County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grandview Plaza
    • Grandview Plaza [Geary County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Alida
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,528 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grandview Plaza have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grandview Plaza
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    • Chapman [Dickinson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapman
      • Chapman [Dickinson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Alida
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,340 people
      • Former name for Chapman:
      • Chapman's Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chapman<5>
    • Riley [Riley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riley
      • Riley [Riley County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Alida
      • Estimated population in 2019: 952 people
      • Former names for Riley:
      • Riley Center
      • Union
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riley<5>
    • Wakefield [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wakefield
      • Wakefield [Clay County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Alida
      • Estimated population in 2019: 920 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wakefield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wakefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wakefield<5>
    • Enterprise [Dickinson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enterprise
      • Enterprise [Dickinson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Alida
      • Estimated population in 2019: 784 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enterprise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enterprise
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enterprise<5>
    • Milford [Geary County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milford
      • Milford [Geary County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the north of Alida
      • Estimated population in 2019: 511 people
      • Former name for Milford:
      • Bacheller
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milford<5>
    • Leonardville [Riley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leonardville
      • Leonardville [Riley County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the north of Alida
      • Estimated population in 2019: 431 people
      • Former name for Leonardville:
      • Alembic
      • Leonardville has also been known as:
      • Leonard
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leonardville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leonardville<5>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alida ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Kansas

About Geary County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Alida and then turned west". While Alida could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Alida as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Alida could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alida - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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- Alida) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alida. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0958, Longitude: -96.9403       In this case, the coordinates for Alida have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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