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Welcome to Walker ...

Walker is located in Ellis County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Walker, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1873.

Walker is 1,940 feet [591 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Walker is within the boundaries of the (785) area code.

The ZIP code for Walker: 67674<4>

Communities Also Named Walker ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 48 communities that are also named Walker - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas (2), British Columbia, California (3), Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois (2), Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (4), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, New York (2), Oklahoma (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania (3), South Carolina (2), South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Walker ...

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

  • Hays
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hays
    • Hays is located in Ellis County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,829 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hays <5>
  • Russell
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
  • Victoria
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Victoria have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Victoria
    • Victoria is located in Ellis County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,215 people
  • Schoenchen
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schoenchen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schoenchen
    • Schoenchen is located in Ellis County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 206 people
  • Liebenthal
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liebenthal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liebenthal
    • Liebenthal is located in Rush County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 91 people
  • Paradise
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paradise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise
    • Paradise is located in Russell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 48 people
  • Galatia
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Galatia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galatia
    • Galatia is located in Barton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 36 people
  • Emmeram
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emmeram have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emmeram
    • Emmeram is located in Ellis County
  • Balta ‑ Historic
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Balta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Balta
    • Balta is located in Russell County
  • Catharine
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catharine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catharine
    • Catharine is located in Ellis County
    • Catharine has also been known as:
    • Catherine

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Walker ...

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

Adding Walker to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Walker 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 Walker was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Walker post office opened in 1873.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Walker.

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

The official website for Ellis County: www.ellisco.net/

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 Ellis, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Walker - 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 community (such as Walker). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Walker or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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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