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Welcome to Dispatch ...

Dispatch is primarily located in Smith County<1>. A portion of Dispatch extends into Jewell County.

Dispatch is 1,540 feet [469 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Dispatch is located in the (785) area code.

Communities Also Named Dispatch ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Dispatch - it's located in Virginia.

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

Communities near Dispatch ...

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

  • Smith Center [Smith County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smith Center
    • Smith Center [Smith County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the northwest of Dispatch
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,553 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smith Center have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith Center
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smith Center<5>
  • Osborne [Osborne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osborne
    • Osborne [Osborne County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the southwest of Dispatch
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,280 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Osborne have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Osborne:
    • Penn
    • Osborne has also been known as:
    • Peru
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osborne
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Osborne<5>
  • Downs [Osborne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Downs
    • Downs [Osborne County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the south of Dispatch
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 818 people
    • Former name for Downs:
    • Violet
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Downs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Downs<5>
  • Cawker City [Mitchell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cawker City
    • Cawker City [Mitchell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the southeast of Dispatch
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 426 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cawker City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cawker City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cawker City<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Glen Elder [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Elder
      • Glen Elder [Mitchell County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the southeast of Dispatch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 420 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Elder have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Elder
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glen Elder<5>
    • Jewell [Jewell County]
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      • Jewell [Jewell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the east of Dispatch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 396 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jewell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jewell
    • Lebanon [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lebanon
      • Lebanon [Smith County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the north of Dispatch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 195 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lebanon<5>
    • Tipton [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tipton
      • Tipton [Mitchell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the south of Dispatch
      • 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<5>
    • Gaylord [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gaylord
      • Gaylord [Smith County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the west of Dispatch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 104 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gaylord have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaylord
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaylord<5>
    • Portis [Osborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portis
      • Portis [Osborne County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the west of Dispatch
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 92 people
      • Former name for Portis:
      • Bethany
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portis

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dispatch ...

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

Adding Dispatch to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Dispatch 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 Dispatch was on a map titled Map of Kansas (from Rand McNally, 1911).

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Dispatch. 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 Smith, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dispatch - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dispatch) 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 Dispatch. 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 DispatchOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dispatch. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5966, Longitude: -98.5051    
<4>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.
<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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