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Welcome to Breton ...

Breton is located in Thomas County<1>.

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Breton, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1911.

Breton is 3,030 feet [924 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Breton is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Note: If you travel west from Breton (for example, toward Goodland), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

Breton lies within the (785) area code.

Communities Also Named Breton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 3 communities that are also named Breton - they are located in Alberta, Kentucky and Louisiana.

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

Communities near Breton ...

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

  • Colby
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colby
    • Colby is located in Thomas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,315 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Colby
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colby <4>
  • Rexford
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the east)
  • Selden
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selden
    • Selden is located in Sheridan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 211 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Selden
  • Gem
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gem
    • Gem is located in Thomas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 84 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Gem
  • Menlo
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Menlo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Menlo
    • Menlo is located in Thomas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 58 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Menlo
  • Spica
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spica have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spica
    • Spica is located in Thomas County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Spica
  • Leoville
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leoville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leoville
    • Leoville is located in Decatur County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Leoville
  • Levant
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Levant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Levant
    • Levant is located in Thomas County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Levant
  • Hoxie
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoxie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoxie
    • Hoxie is located in Sheridan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,191 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Hoxie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoxie <4>
  • Oakley
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the south)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Breton ...

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

Adding Breton to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Breton was on a map titled Map of Kansas (from Rand McNally, 1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Breton.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Breton. 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 Thomas, 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 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 Breton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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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