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Welcome to Shields ...
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.
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.
Other Roadside Stops ...
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/
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This page was last modified: 17 Apr 2022