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Welcome to Waldo ...

The city of Waldo is located in Russell County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Waldo has a population of 30 people<2> (see below for details).

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

The city of Waldo was previously named Pleasant Run.

Waldo is 1,710 feet [521 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Waldo: (785)

The ZIP code for Waldo: 67673<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Waldo had an population of 30 people (or a decrease of 37.5% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Waldo had a population of 30 people. This makes Waldo the county's 8th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 30 people, the population of Waldo decreased 37.5% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 48 people).

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

Communities Also Named Waldo ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 20 communities that are also named Waldo - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, British Columbia, California, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Waldo ...

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

  • Russell [Russell County]
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    • Russell [Russell County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Waldo
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,383 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Russell<6>
  • Lucas [Russell County]
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    • Lucas [Russell County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Waldo
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 390 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucas
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lucas<6>
  • Natoma [Osborne County]
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    • Natoma [Osborne County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Waldo
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 296 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Natoma have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Natoma:
    • Tapley
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Natoma<6>
  • Luray [Russell County]
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    • Luray [Russell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the east of Waldo
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 182 people
    • Former name for Luray:
    • Lura
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bunker Hill [Russell County]
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      • Bunker Hill [Russell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Waldo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 93 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bunker Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Bunker Hill:
      • Bunkerhill
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bunker Hill<6>
    • Paradise [Russell County]
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      • Paradise [Russell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Waldo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 48 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paradise have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise
    • Balta [Russell County] - Historic
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      • Balta [Russell County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Waldo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Balta have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Codell [Rooks County]
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      • Codell [Rooks County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the west of Waldo
      • Former name for Codell:
      • Florreyville
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    • Gorham [Russell County]
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      • Gorham [Russell County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the southwest of Waldo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 336 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gorham have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gorham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gorham<6>
    • Dorrance [Russell County]
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      • Dorrance [Russell County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the southeast of Waldo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 180 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dorrance have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Dorrance:
      • Dorrence
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorrance
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dorrance<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 Waldo. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Waldo.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Waldo ...

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

Adding Waldo to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Waldo. 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 Russell, 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 Waldo.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Waldo - 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 Waldo). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Waldo 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Waldo) 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 Waldo. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WaldoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waldo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1205, Longitude: -98.7983    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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