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Welcome to Paradise ...

The city of Paradise is located in Russell County<1>.

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Paradise, 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.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Paradise has a population of 48 people<3> (see below for details).

Paradise is 1,690 feet [515 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Paradise is within the (785) area code.

The ZIP code for Paradise: 67658<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Paradise had an population of 48 people. This is a decrease of 2.04% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 25% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Paradise had a population of 49 people. This makes Paradise the county's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 49 people, the population of Paradise decreased 23.44% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 64 people).

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

Communities Also Named Paradise ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 39 communities that are also named Paradise - they are located in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas (2), California (2), Florida (2), Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Newfoundland and Labrador (2), Nova Scotia, Ohio (3), Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania (3), Texas, Utah, Washington (2), West Virginia and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Paradise ...

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

  • Russell
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
  • Gorham
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gorham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gorham
    • Gorham is located in Russell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 336 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Gorham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gorham <6>
  • Natoma
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Natoma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Natoma
    • Natoma is located in Osborne County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 296 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Natoma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Natoma <6>
  • Luray
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luray
    • Luray is located in Russell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 182 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Luray
  • Waldo
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waldo
    • Waldo is located in Russell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 29 people
    • Former name for Waldo:
    • Pleasant Run
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Waldo
  • Codell
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Codell
    • Codell is located in Rooks County
    • Former name for Codell:
    • Florreyville
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Codell
  • Balta ‑ Historic
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Balta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Balta
    • Balta is located in Russell County
  • Emmeram
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emmeram have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emmeram
    • Emmeram is located in Ellis County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Emmeram
  • Walker
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walker have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walker
    • Walker is located in Ellis County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Walker
  • Bunker Hill
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bunker Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bunker Hill
    • Bunker Hill is located in Russell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 93 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Bunker Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bunker Hill <6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Paradise ...

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

Adding Paradise to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Paradise.

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

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 Russell, 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 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 Paradise.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Paradise - 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 Paradise). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Paradise or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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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