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Welcome to Horton ...

The city of Horton is located in Brown County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Horton has a population of 1,679 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Horton is 1,050 feet [320 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Horton: (785)

The ZIP code for Horton: 66439<4>

Websites for Horton ...

Official Website: www.hortonkansas.net/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Horton had an population of 1,679 people. This is a decrease of 5.46% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 14.64% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Horton had a population of 1,776 people (or 17.79% of the total population of Brown County). This makes Horton the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Horton represents 0.06% of the total population of Kansas (which has 2,853,118 people), making it the state's 135th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,776 people, the population of Horton decreased 9.71% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,967 people).

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

Communities Also Named Horton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Kansas communities named Horton: This one is located in Brown County and the other is located in Lyon County.

Beyond Kansas, there are 30 communities that are also named Horton - they are located in Alabama (2), Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Manitoba, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Missouri (3), Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (3), Oregon (2), Texas (3), West Virginia and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Horton ...

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

  • Holton (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holton
    • Holton lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Horton and is located in Jackson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,204 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holton<7>
  • Hiawatha (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hiawatha
    • Hiawatha lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Horton and is located in Brown County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,091 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hiawatha have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hiawatha
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hiawatha<7>
  • Highland (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland
    • Highland lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Horton and is located in Doniphan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 986 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Highland<7>
  • Effingham (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Effingham
    • Effingham lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Horton and is located in Atchison County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 518 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Effingham have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Effingham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Effingham<7>
  • Wetmore (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wetmore
    • Wetmore lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Horton and is located in Nemaha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 361 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wetmore have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wetmore
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wetmore<7>
  • Lancaster (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lancaster
    • Lancaster lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Horton and is located in Atchison County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 282 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lancaster have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
  • Everest (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Everest
    • Everest lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the east of Horton and is located in Brown County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 272 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Everest
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Everest<7>
  • Fairview (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview
    • Fairview lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Horton and is located in Brown County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 246 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairview<7>
  • Robinson (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robinson
    • Robinson lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Horton and is located in Brown County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 223 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robinson
  • Whiting (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whiting
    • Whiting lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Horton and is located in Jackson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 183 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whiting have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whiting

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Horton. Our list includes 23 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Horton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Horton ...

Looking for more information about Horton? 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 Horton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Horton.

Adding Horton to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Horton

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The official website for Horton: www.hortonkansas.net/

The official website for Brown County: www.brown.kansasgov.com/

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 Brown, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Horton.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Horton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 Horton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Horton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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- Horton) 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 Horton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HortonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Horton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6673, Longitude: -95.5272    
<6>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.
<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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