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Welcome to Fontana ...

The city of Fontana is located in Miami County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Fontana has a population of 239 people<3> (see below for details).

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

The city of Fontana was previously named Fontania.

Fontana is 900 feet [274 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Fontana: (913)

The ZIP code for Fontana: 66026<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Fontana had an population of 239 people. This is an increase of 6.7% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 60.4% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fontana had a population of 224 people. This makes Fontana the county's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 224 people, the population of Fontana increased 50.34% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 149 people).

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

Communities Also Named Fontana ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Fontana - they are located in California, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Fontana ...

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

  • Paola (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paola
    • Paola lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Fontana and is located in Miami County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,664 people
    • Former names for Paola:
    • Baptiste Spring
    • Peoria Village
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paola
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paola<7>
  • Louisburg (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louisburg
    • Louisburg lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Fontana and is located in Miami County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,590 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louisburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former names for Louisburg:
    • New Saint Lewis
    • Saint Louis
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louisburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Louisburg<7>
  • Osawatomie (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osawatomie
    • Osawatomie lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Fontana and is located in Miami County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,223 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osawatomie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Osawatomie<7>
  • Pleasanton (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasanton
    • Pleasanton lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Fontana and is located in Linn County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,158 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasanton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasanton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasanton<7>
  • La Cygne (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Cygne
    • La Cygne lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Fontana and is located in Linn County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,108 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Cygne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Cygne
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Cygne<7>
  • Drexel (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drexel
    • Drexel lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Fontana and is located in Bates County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 950 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drexel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drexel
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Drexel<7>
  • Linn Valley (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linn Valley
    • Linn Valley lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Fontana and is located in Linn County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 876 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linn Valley
  • Mound City (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound City
    • Mound City lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Fontana and is located in Linn County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 672 people
    • Former name for Mound City:
    • Sugar Mound City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mound City<7>
  • Greeley (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greeley
    • Greeley lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Fontana and is located in Anderson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 302 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greeley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Greeley:
    • Mount Gilead
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greeley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greeley<7>
  • Parker (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parker
    • Parker lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Fontana and is located in Linn County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 262 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parker have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parker

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fontana ...

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

Adding Fontana to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Fontana

Visit our Community Index for Kansas

About Miami County

About Kansas

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Fontana. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Miami County: www.co.miami.ks.us/

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 Miami, 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 Fontana.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fontana - 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 Fontana). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Fontana 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fontana) 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 Fontana. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from FontanaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fontana. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4238, Longitude: -94.8439       In this case, the coordinates for Fontana 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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