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Welcome to Selkirk (aka 'Selkirk Station') ...

So far, we have found very little information about Selkirk. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Selkirk to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Selkirk, please Contact Us.


Selkirk would have been located within present day Wichita County<2>.

The location of Selkirk has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

The community of Selkirk has also been called Selkirk Station.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Selkirk is 3,440 feet [1,049 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Selkirk is about ¾ mile [or ~1 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Selkirk was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Selkirk (for example, toward Sheridan Lake (CO)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

If Selkirk still existed, it would have been in the (620) area code.

Communities Also Named Selkirk ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Selkirk - they are located in Manitoba, Michigan, Missouri (2), New York (2), Ontario, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, South Carolina and Tennessee.

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

Communities near Selkirk ...

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

  • Leoti [Wichita County]
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    • Leoti [Wichita County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Selkirk
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,420 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leoti have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Leoti:
    • Bonosa
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leoti
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leoti<6>
  • Tribune [Greeley County]
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    • Tribune [Greeley County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Selkirk
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 724 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tribune have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tribune
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tribune<6>
  • Horace [Greeley County]
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    • Horace [Greeley County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Selkirk
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 66 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horace have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horace
  • Marienthal [Wichita County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marienthal
    • Marienthal [Wichita County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Selkirk
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marienthal have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marienthal
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Modoc [Scott County]
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      • Modoc [Scott County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<5> to the east of Selkirk
      • Former name for Modoc:
      • Plummer
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    • Kanco [Greeley County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kanco
      • Kanco [Greeley County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<5> to the west of Selkirk
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kanco have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pence [Scott County]
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      • Pence [Scott County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Selkirk
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pence
    • Wallace [Wallace County]
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      • Wallace [Wallace County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<5> to the north of Selkirk
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 61 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wallace have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wallace
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wallace<6>
    • Sharon Springs [Wallace County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharon Springs
      • Sharon Springs [Wallace County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<5> to the north of Selkirk
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 769 people
      • Former name for Sharon Springs:
      • Eagle Trail
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharon Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sharon Springs<6>
    • Scott City [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scott City
      • Scott City [Scott County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<5> to the east of Selkirk
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,736 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scott City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Scott City:
      • Scott
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scott City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scott City<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 Selkirk. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Selkirk.

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

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

Adding Selkirk to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Kansas

About Wichita County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Selkirk, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Kansas' counties, including Wichita, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Selkirk - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Selkirk) 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 Selkirk. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SelkirkOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Selkirk. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4734, Longitude: -101.5435       In this case, the coordinates for Selkirk have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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