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Welcome to Bloomington ...

Bloomington is located in Osborne County<1>.

When the people of Bloomington refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Bloomingtonian<2>

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

The community of Bloomington was previously named Tilden.

Bloomington is 1,590 feet [485 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Bloomington is located in the (785) area code.

Communities Also Named Bloomington ...

While we believe that this Bloomington is located in Osborne County, we know of another 4 Kansas communities named Bloomington. Those communities are located in the following counties: Atchison, Butler, Coffey and Riley County.

Beyond Kansas, there are 33 communities that are also named Bloomington - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky (2), Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario (2), Pennsylvania (2), South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Bloomington ...

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

  • Osborne [Osborne County]
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    • Osborne [Osborne County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the east of Bloomington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,280 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Osborne have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Osborne:
    • Penn
    • Osborne has also been known as:
    • Peru
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Osborne<6>
  • Downs [Osborne County]
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    • Downs [Osborne County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the east of Bloomington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 818 people
    • Former name for Downs:
    • Violet
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Downs<6>
  • Cawker City [Mitchell County]
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    • Cawker City [Mitchell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the east of Bloomington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 426 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cawker City have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cawker City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cawker City<6>
  • Tipton [Mitchell County]
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    • Tipton [Mitchell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southeast of Bloomington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 189 people
    • Former name for Tipton:
    • Pittsburg
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tipton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tipton<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Woodston [Rooks County]
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      • Woodston [Rooks County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the west of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 126 people
      • Woodston has also been known as:
      • Woodston Saw
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodston<6>
    • Gaylord [Smith County]
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      • Gaylord [Smith County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the north of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 104 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gaylord have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaylord
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaylord<6>
    • Portis [Osborne County]
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      • Portis [Osborne County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 92 people
      • Former name for Portis:
      • Bethany
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    • Alton [Osborne County]
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      • Alton [Osborne County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the west of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 92 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alton have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former names for Alton:
      • Bull City
      • Bull's City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alton
    • Cedar [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar
      • Cedar [Smith County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Bloomington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Cedar:
      • Cedarville
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    • Harlan [Smith County]
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      • Harlan [Smith County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the north of Bloomington
      • Former name for Harlan:
      • Thompson
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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 Bloomington. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bloomington.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bloomington ...

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

Adding Bloomington to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Kansas

About Osborne County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bloomington. 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 Osborne, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Bloomington refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Bloomington may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bloomington - 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' (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- Bloomington) 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 Bloomington. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BloomingtonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bloomington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4535, Longitude: -98.7874    
<5>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.
<6>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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