Welcome to Blanche ...
Although we found mention of Blanche during our research, we have little information about it.<1> We believe that Blanche 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.
While we are confident that Blanche was located in Elk County, we don't know its actual location within the county.
We've added Blanche to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. We would especially like to find the location of Blanche - knowing its coordinates, we can explore things like its relationship to neighboring communities, nearby cemeteries, etc. If you can help us with Blanche, please Contact Us.
Time Zone: The area where we believe that Blanche might be (or was) located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
We believe that Blanche would be found within the (620) area code.
Communities Also Named Blanche ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 13 communities that are also named Blanche - they are located in Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Blanche.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for State of Kansas: www.kansas.gov/
|<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 south past Blanche and then turned east". While Blanche could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Blanche 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 Miller Creek to see Pete ... Miller Creek 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 Blanche 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.
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