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Welcome to Hog Back ...

Although we found mention of Hog Back during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Hog Back was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..

We've added Hog Back to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Hog Back, please Contact Us.



We aren't confident of the location of Hog Back, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Hog Back, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

Hog Back is 2,080 feet [634 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Hog Back might be (or was) located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

We believe that Hog Back would be found within the (785) area code.

Communities Also Named Hog Back ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Kansas communities named Hog Back: This one is located in Ellis County and the other is located in Douglas County.

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

Communities near Hog Back ...

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

  • Hays
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hays
    • Hays is located in Ellis County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,829 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hays <4>
  • Ellis
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
  • Victoria
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Victoria have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Victoria
    • Victoria is located in Ellis County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,215 people
  • Schoenchen
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schoenchen have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schoenchen
    • Schoenchen is located in Ellis County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 206 people
  • Antonino
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Antonino have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antonino
    • Antonino is located in Ellis County
  • Catharine
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catharine have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catharine
    • Catharine is located in Ellis County
    • Catharine has also been known as:
    • Catherine
  • Munjor
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Munjor have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Munjor
    • Munjor is located in Ellis County
  • Ogallah
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ogallah
    • Ogallah is located in Trego County
  • Emmeram
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emmeram have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emmeram
    • Emmeram is located in Ellis County
  • Liebenthal
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liebenthal have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liebenthal
    • Liebenthal is located in Rush County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 91 people

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hog Back ...

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

Adding Hog Back to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Hog Back 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 Hog Back was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Hog Back.

The official website for Ellis County: www.ellisco.net/

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Hog Back and then turned west". While Hog Back could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Hog Back as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Hog Back could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hog Back - 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.
<5>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.









 

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