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Welcome to Dorrance ...

The city of Dorrance is located in Russell County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Dorrance has a population of 181 people<3> (see below for details).

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

The city of Dorrance was previously named Dorrence.

Dorrance is 1,720 feet [524 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Dorrance: (785)

The ZIP code for Dorrance: 67634<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dorrance had an population of 181 people. This is a decrease of 2.16% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.71% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dorrance had a population of 185 people. This makes Dorrance the county's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 185 people, the population of Dorrance decreased 9.76% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 205 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Dorrance.

Communities Also Named Dorrance ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Dorrance - they are located in Michigan and Pennsylvania.

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

Communities near Dorrance ...

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

  • Russell [Russell County]
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    • Russell [Russell County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Dorrance
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,383 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Russell<7>
  • Wilson [Ellsworth County]
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    • Wilson [Ellsworth County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the east of Dorrance
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 713 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Wilson:
    • Bosland
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  • Lucas [Russell County]
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    • Lucas [Russell County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Dorrance
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 390 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucas
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lucas<7>
  • Sylvan Grove [Lincoln County]
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    • Sylvan Grove [Lincoln County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Dorrance
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 269 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sylvan Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sylvan Grove has also been known as:
    • Sylvan Grove Station
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sylvan Grove<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Luray [Russell County]
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      • Luray [Russell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Dorrance
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 182 people
      • Former name for Luray:
      • Lura
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    • Bunker Hill [Russell County]
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      • Bunker Hill [Russell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the west of Dorrance
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 93 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bunker Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Bunker Hill:
      • Bunkerhill
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bunker Hill<7>
    • Susank [Barton County]
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      • Susank [Barton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Dorrance
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 31 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Susank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Susank
    • Dubuque [Barton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dubuque
      • Dubuque [Barton County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Dorrance
    • Beaver [Barton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver
      • Beaver [Barton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Dorrance
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver
    • Balta [Russell County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Balta
      • Balta [Russell County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Dorrance
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Balta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dorrance. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Dorrance.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dorrance ...

Looking for more information about Dorrance? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Dorrance, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Dorrance.

Adding Dorrance to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Mentions & References for Dorrance

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Dorrance. 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 Russell, 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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dorrance.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dorrance - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Dorrance). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Dorrance or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dorrance) 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 Dorrance. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DorranceOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dorrance. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8471, Longitude: -98.5903       In this case, the coordinates for Dorrance have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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