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Welcome to Phillipsburg ...

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

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Phillipsburg has a population of 2,453 people<3> (see below for details).

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

The origin (or the toponymy) of Phillipsburg: Named for William Addison Phillips (1824-1893), who served as a Major in the First Indian Home Guards and later as a delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives.

The city of Phillipsburg was previously named Phillipsburgh.

Phillipsburg is 1,920 feet [585 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Phillipsburg is within the (785) area code.

The ZIP code for Phillipsburg: 67661<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Phillipsburg had an population of 2,453 people. This is a decrease of 4.96% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.06% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Phillipsburg had a population of 2,581 people (or 45.75% of the total population of Phillips County). This makes Phillipsburg the county's most populous community.

The population of Phillipsburg represents 0.09% of the total population of Kansas (which has 2,853,118 people), making it the state's 100th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,581 people, the population of Phillipsburg decreased 3.26% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,668 people).

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

Communities Also Named Phillipsburg ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 16 communities that are also named Phillipsburg - they are located in Colorado, Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio (3), Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania (2) and Texas.

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

Communities near Phillipsburg ...

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

  • Logan (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
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    • Logan lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Phillipsburg and is located in Phillips County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 529 people
    • Former name for Logan:
    • Deeversville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Logan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Logan<7>
  • Kensington (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kensington
    • Kensington lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Phillipsburg and is located in Smith County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 433 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kensington
  • Agra (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
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    • Agra lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Phillipsburg and is located in Phillips County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 238 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agra
  • Kirwin (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirwin
    • Kirwin lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Phillipsburg and is located in Phillips County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 154 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirwin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kirwin<7>
  • Prairie View (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie View
    • Prairie View lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Phillipsburg and is located in Phillips County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 120 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie View
  • Long Island (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Island
    • Long Island lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Phillipsburg and is located in Phillips County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 120 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Island
  • Glade (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glade
    • Glade lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the south of Phillipsburg and is located in Phillips County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 89 people
    • Former name for Glade:
    • Marvin
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glade
  • Speed (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Speed
    • Speed lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Phillipsburg and is located in Phillips County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Speed have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Speed
  • Claudell (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claudell
    • Claudell lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Phillipsburg and is located in Smith County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claudell
  • Athol (21 miles [33.8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athol
    • Athol lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<6> to the east of Phillipsburg and is located in Smith County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 40 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athol

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Phillipsburg. Our list includes 25 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Phillipsburg.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Phillipsburg ...

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

Adding Phillipsburg to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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

The official website for Phillips County: www.phillipscounty.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 Phillips, 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 Phillipsburg.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Phillipsburg - 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 Phillipsburg). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Phillipsburg 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Phillipsburg) 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 Phillipsburg. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PhillipsburgOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Phillipsburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.7514, Longitude: -99.3223       In this case, the coordinates for Phillipsburg 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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