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Welcome to Portis ...

The city of Portis is located in Osborne County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Portis has a population of 92 people<2> (see below for details).

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

The origin (or the toponymy) of Portis: Named for Thomas J. Portis, an official with the Missouri Pacific Railroad.

The city of Portis was previously named Bethany.

Portis is 1,540 feet [469 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Portis is located in the (785) area code.

The ZIP code for Portis: 67474<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Portis had an population of 92 people. This is a decrease of 10.68% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 25.2% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Portis had a population of 103 people. This makes Portis the county's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 103 people, the population of Portis decreased 16.26% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 123 people).

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

Communities near Portis ...

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

  • Smith Center (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smith Center
    • Smith Center lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Portis and is located in Smith County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,553 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smith Center have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith Center
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smith Center<7>
  • Osborne (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
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    • Osborne lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Portis and is located in Osborne County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,280 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Osborne have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Osborne:
    • Penn
    • Osborne has also been known as:
    • Peru
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osborne
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Osborne<7>
  • Downs (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Downs
    • Downs lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Portis 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]<5> to the east of Portis 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.<6> 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>
  • Lebanon (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lebanon
    • Lebanon lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Portis and is located in Smith County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 195 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lebanon<7>
  • Tipton (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
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    • Tipton lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Portis 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 (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gaylord
    • Gaylord lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Portis 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.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaylord
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaylord<7>
  • Alton (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alton
    • Alton lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Portis 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.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former names for Alton:
    • Bull City
    • Bull's City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alton
  • Athol (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athol
    • Athol lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Portis and is located in Smith County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 40 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athol
  • Cedar (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar
    • Cedar lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Portis 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.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Cedar:
    • Cedarville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Portis. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Portis.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Portis ...

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

Adding Portis to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Portis

Cities, Towns and Villages of Kansas

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Portis. 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 Osborne, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Portis.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Portis - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Portis). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Portis or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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 from Point A (ie- Portis) 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 Portis. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PortisOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Portis. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5637, Longitude: -98.6919    
<6>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.
<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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