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Welcome to Monrovia ...

Monrovia is located in Atchison County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Monrovia, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1857.

Monrovia is 1,030 feet [314 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The telephone area code for Monrovia: (913)

Communities Also Named Monrovia ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Kansas communities named Monrovia: This one is located in Atchison County and the other is located in Johnson County.

Beyond Kansas, there are 6 communities that are also named Monrovia - they are located in Alabama, California, Indiana, Maryland and Virginia.

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

Communities near Monrovia ...

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

  • Atchison
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
  • Horton
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Valley Falls
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Valley Falls is located in Jefferson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,152 people
    • Valley Falls has also been known as:
    • Sautrelle
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Falls
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Valley Falls
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valley Falls <3>
  • Nortonville
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nortonville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Nortonville is located in Jefferson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 605 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nortonville
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Nortonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nortonville <3>
  • Winchester
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
  • Lancaster
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lancaster have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lancaster is located in Atchison County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 282 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lancaster
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Lancaster
  • Rushville
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rushville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rushville is located in Buchanan County (MO)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 275 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rushville
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Rushville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rushville <3>
  • Everest
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
  • Easton
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Easton is located in Leavenworth County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 256 people
    • Former name for Easton:
    • Eastin
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Easton
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Easton
  • Whiting
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whiting have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Whiting is located in Jackson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 183 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whiting
    • Jump to a Google Map 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 Monrovia. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Monrovia.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Monrovia ...

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

Adding Monrovia to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Monrovia 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 Monrovia was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Monrovia post office opened in 1857.

We also found Monrovia in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Monrovia.

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

The official website for Atchison County: www.atchisoncountyks.org/

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 Atchison, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Monrovia - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/




 

 

 

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