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Welcome to Allison ...

So far, we have found very little information about Allison. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

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


Allison would have been located within present day Decatur County<2>.

We aren't confident of the location of Allison, so consider the above location as an estimate.<3>

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

The community of Allison was previously named Toiyabe.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Allison is 2,520 feet [768 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Allison is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Allison was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

If Allison still existed, it would have been in the (785) area code.

Adding Allison to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Allison 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 Allison was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

Communities Also Named Allison ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 23 communities that are also named Allison - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Mexico (2), North Carolina, Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Texas (3), Virginia and Washington.

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

Communities near Allison ...

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

  • Hoxie [Sheridan County]
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    • Hoxie [Sheridan County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Allison
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,191 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoxie have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Hoxie:
    • Kenneth
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoxie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoxie<7>
  • Lenora [Norton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lenora
    • Lenora [Norton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Allison
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 229 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lenora have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lenora
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lenora<7>
  • Selden [Sheridan County]
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    • Selden [Sheridan County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Allison
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 211 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Selden have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selden
  • Morland [Graham County]
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    • Morland [Graham County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Allison
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 143 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Morland:
    • Fremont
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morland<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Norcatur [Decatur County]
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      • Norcatur [Decatur County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Allison
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 142 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norcatur
    • Jennings [Decatur County]
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      • Jennings [Decatur County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Allison
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 90 people
      • Former name for Jennings:
      • Slab City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jennings
    • Clayton [Decatur County]
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      • Clayton [Decatur County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Allison
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 54 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton
    • Dresden [Decatur County]
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      • Dresden [Decatur County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Allison
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dresden have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dresden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dresden<7>
    • Leoville [Decatur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leoville
      • Leoville [Decatur County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Allison
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leoville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leoville
    • Clayton [Riley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayton
      • Clayton [Riley County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Allison
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Kansas

About Decatur County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Allison, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Kansas' counties, including Decatur, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Allison - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Allison) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Allison. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AllisonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Allison. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5745, Longitude: -100.2635       In this case, the coordinates for Allison have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<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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