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Welcome to Gove City ...

The city of Gove City is located in Gove County and is the County Seat for Gove County.

The location of Gove City has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Gove City has a population of 72 people<2> (see below for details).

The origin (or the toponymy) of Gove City: Named for Grenville L. Gove, a Captain serving with the 11th Cavalary.

Gove City is 2,640 feet [805 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Gove City is ½ mile above sea level.

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

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

The area code for Gove City: (785)

The ZIP code for Gove City: 67736<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Gove City had a population of 80 people. This makes Gove City the county's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 80 people, the population of Gove City decreased 23.81% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 105 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Gove City had an population of 72 people. This is a decrease of 10% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 31.43% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Gove City.

Communities near Gove City ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Gove City and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Collyer   [Map]   105   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Elkader   [Map]   ---   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Grainfield   [Map]   253   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Grinnell   [Map]   237   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Healy   [Map]   ---   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Oakley   [Map]   2,096   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Gove City.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Gove City. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Gove City. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Gove City. Our list includes 15 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Gove City:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gove City ...

Looking for more information about Gove City? 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.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Kansas

About Gove County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Gove City.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gove City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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 Gove City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Gove City or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gove City) 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 Gove City. 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 Gove City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gove City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9600, Longitude: -100.4901     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Gove City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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