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Welcome to Smolan ...

The city of Smolan is located in Saline County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Smolan, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1887.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Smolan has a population of 204 people<3> (see below for details).

Smolan is 1,280 feet [390 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Smolan is within the (785) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Smolan had an population of 204 people. This is a decrease of 5.12% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.42% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Smolan had a population of 215 people. This makes Smolan the county's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 215 people, the population of Smolan decreased 1.38% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 218 people).

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

Communities near Smolan ...

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

  • Salina
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Lindsborg
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
  • Marquette
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marquette have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marquette
    • Marquette is located in McPherson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 595 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marquette <5>
  • Assaria
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Assaria have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Assaria
    • Assaria is located in Saline County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 408 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Assaria <5>
  • Gypsum
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
  • Brookville
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookville
    • Brookville is located in Saline County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 252 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookville <5>
  • New Cambria
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Cambria have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Cambria
    • New Cambria is located in Saline County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 125 people
  • Culver
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Culver
    • Culver is located in Ottawa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 115 people
  • Mentor
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mentor
    • Mentor is located in Saline County
  • Bavaria
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bavaria
    • Bavaria is located in Saline County
    • Bavaria has also been known as:
    • Houch

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Smolan ...

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

Adding Smolan to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Smolan in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Smolan was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Smolan post office opened in 1887.

We also found Smolan in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Smolan.

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

The official website for Saline County: www.co.saline.ks.us/

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 Saline, 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 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 Smolan.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Smolan - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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