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Welcome to Osborne (aka 'Peru') ...

The city of Osborne is located in Osborne County<1> and is the County Seat for Osborne County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Osborne has a population of 1,279 people<3> (see below for details).

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

The origin (or the toponymy) of Osborne: Named for Sergeant Vincent B. Osborne, who served with the 2nd Kansas Calvary.

The city of Osborne was previously named Penn.

Osborne is 1,540 feet [469 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Osborne: (785)

The ZIP code for Osborne: 67473<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Osborne had an population of 1,279 people. This is a decrease of 10.62% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 20.41% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Osborne had a population of 1,431 people (which is 37.09% of the total population of Osborne County). This makes Osborne the county's most populous community.

The population of Osborne represents 0.05% of the total population of Kansas (which has 2,853,118 people), making it the state's 157th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,431 people, the population of Osborne decreased 10.95% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,607 people).

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

Communities Also Named Osborne ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Osborne - they are located in California, Iowa, Manitoba, Maryland, North Carolina, Ontario (2), Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Osborne ...

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

  • Downs (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Downs
    • Downs lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Osborne and is located in Osborne County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 818 people
    • Former name for Downs:
    • Violet
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Downs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Downs<7>
  • Cawker City (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cawker City
    • Cawker City lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Osborne and is located in Mitchell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 426 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cawker City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cawker City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cawker City<7>
  • Tipton (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tipton
    • Tipton lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Osborne and is located in Mitchell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 189 people
    • Former name for Tipton:
    • Pittsburg
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tipton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tipton<7>
  • Gaylord (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
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    • Gaylord lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Osborne and is located in Smith County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 104 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gaylord have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaylord
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaylord<7>
  • Portis (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portis
    • Portis lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the north of Osborne and is located in Osborne County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 92 people
    • Former name for Portis:
    • Bethany
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portis
  • Alton (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alton
    • Alton lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Osborne and is located in Osborne County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 92 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former names for Alton:
    • Bull City
    • Bull's City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alton
  • Cedar (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar
    • Cedar lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Osborne and is located in Smith County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Cedar:
    • Cedarville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar
  • Bloomington (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomington
    • Bloomington lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the west of Osborne and is located in Osborne County
    • Former name for Bloomington:
    • Tilden
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomington
  • Harlan (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harlan
    • Harlan lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Osborne and is located in Smith County
    • Former name for Harlan:
    • Thompson
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harlan
  • Dispatch (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dispatch
    • Dispatch lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Osborne and is located in Smith County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dispatch

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Osborne. Our list includes 12 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Osborne.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Osborne ...

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

Adding Osborne to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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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 Osborne, 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 Osborne.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Osborne - 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 Osborne). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Osborne 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Osborne) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Osborne. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from OsborneOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Osborne. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4395, Longitude: -98.6987       In this case, the coordinates for Osborne 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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