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Welcome to Olpe ...

The city of Olpe is located in Lyon County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Olpe has a population of 535 people<3> (see below for details).

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

The origin (or the toponymy) of Olpe: Named after Olpe, Germany.

The city of Olpe was previously named Bitlertown.

Olpe is 1,190 feet [363 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Olpe is within the boundaries of the (620) area code.

The ZIP code for Olpe: 66865<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Olpe had an population of 535 people. This is a decrease of 2.01% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.15% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Olpe had a population of 546 people. This makes Olpe the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Olpe represents 0.02% of the population of Kansas (which has 2,853,118 people), making it the state's 279th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 546 people, the population of Olpe increased 8.33% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 504 people).

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

Communities Also Named Olpe ...

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

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

Communities near Olpe ...

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

  • Emporia [Lyon County]
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    • Emporia [Lyon County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Olpe
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,502 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emporia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emporia<7>
  • Lebo [Coffey County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lebo
    • Lebo [Coffey County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Olpe
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 883 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lebo<7>
  • Americus [Lyon County]
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    • Americus [Lyon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Olpe
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 872 people
    • Former name for Americus:
    • Sheridan
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Americus
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Americus<7>
  • Madison [Greenwood County]
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    • Madison [Greenwood County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the south of Olpe
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 606 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hartford [Lyon County]
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      • Hartford [Lyon County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Olpe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 368 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartford<7>
    • Gridley [Coffey County]
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      • Gridley [Coffey County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Olpe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 323 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gridley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gridley
    • Neosho Rapids [Lyon County]
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      • Neosho Rapids [Lyon County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Olpe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 262 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Neosho Rapids have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Neosho Rapids:
      • Italia
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    • Hamilton [Greenwood County]
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      • Hamilton [Greenwood County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Olpe
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 238 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamilton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamilton<7>
    • Emporia Junction [Lyon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emporia Junction
      • Emporia Junction [Lyon County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Olpe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emporia Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emporia Junction
    • Berkeley Hills [Lyon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berkeley Hills
      • Berkeley Hills [Lyon County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Olpe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berkeley Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berkeley Hills

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Olpe ...

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

Adding Olpe to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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About Lyon County

About Kansas

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

The official website for Lyon County: www.lyoncounty.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 Lyon, 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 Olpe.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Olpe - 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 Olpe). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Olpe 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' (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- Olpe) 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 Olpe. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from OlpeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Olpe. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2610, Longitude: -96.1655       In this case, the coordinates for Olpe 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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