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Welcome to Shields ...

Shields is located in Lane County<1>.

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

Shields is 2,780 feet [847 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Shields is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Shields lies within the (620) area code.

Communities Also Named Shields ...

While we believe that this Shields is located in Lane County, we know of another 2 Kansas communities named Shields. Those communities are located in the following counties: Jefferson and Shawnee County.

Beyond Kansas, there are 18 communities that are also named Shields - they are located in British Columbia, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Saskatchewan, Texas and Virginia (2).

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

Communities near Shields ...

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

  • Dighton [Lane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dighton
    • Dighton [Lane County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the south of Shields
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 891 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dighton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dighton<5>
  • Utica [Ness County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Utica
    • Utica [Ness County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the east of Shields
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 142 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Utica
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Utica<5>
  • Healy [Lane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Healy
    • Healy [Lane County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the west of Shields
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Healy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Healy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Healy<5>
  • Alamota [Lane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alamota
    • Alamota [Lane County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southeast of Shields
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alamota have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alamota
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Amy [Lane County] - Historic
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      • Amy [Lane County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southwest of Shields
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Amy:
      • Ellen
    • Beeler [Ness County]
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      • Beeler [Ness County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Shields
      • Former name for Beeler:
      • Beelerville
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    • Arnold [Ness County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnold
      • Arnold [Ness County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<4> to the east of Shields
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arnold have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnold
    • Gove City [Gove County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gove City
      • Gove City [Gove County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<4> to the north of Shields
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 68 people
      • Gove City has also been known as:
      • Gove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gove City
    • Elkader [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkader
      • Elkader [Logan County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<4> to the northwest of Shields
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkader have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Elkader:
      • Ben Allen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkader
    • Scott City [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scott City
      • Scott City [Scott County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<4> to the west of Shields
      • 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.<2> 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<5>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shields ...

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

Adding Shields to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Shields. 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 Lane, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Shields - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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- Shields) 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 Shields. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ShieldsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shields. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6156, Longitude: -100.4451       In this case, the coordinates for Shields have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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