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Welcome to Wellsville ...

The city of Wellsville is located in Franklin County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Wellsville has a population of 1,787 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Wellsville is 1,030 feet [314 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Wellsville is located in the (785) area code.

The ZIP code for Wellsville: 66092<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wellsville had an population of 1,787 people. This is a decrease of 3.77% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.27% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wellsville had a population of 1,857 people (which is 7.14% of the total population of Franklin County). This makes Wellsville the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Wellsville represents 0.07% of the total population of Kansas (which has 2,853,118 people), making it the state's 131st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,857 people, the population of Wellsville increased 15.63% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,606 people).

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

Communities Also Named Wellsville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Wellsville - they are located in Colorado, Connecticut, Michigan, Missouri, New York (2), Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Utah.

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

Communities near Wellsville ...

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

  • Olathe (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olathe
    • Olathe lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Wellsville and is located in Johnson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 141,665 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olathe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olathe<7>
  • Lawrence (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
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    • Lawrence lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Wellsville and is located in Douglas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 98,448 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawrence
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lawrence<7>
  • Gardner (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
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    • Gardner lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Wellsville and is located in Johnson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,370 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gardner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gardner
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gardner<7>
  • Ottawa (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
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    • Ottawa lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Wellsville and is located in Franklin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,334 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ottawa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ottawa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ottawa<7>
  • Spring Hill (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
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    • Spring Hill lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Wellsville and is located in Johnson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,871 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Spring Hill has also been known as:
    • Spring Hill Station
    • Springfield
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spring Hill<7>
  • De Soto (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
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    • De Soto lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Wellsville and is located in Johnson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,648 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for De Soto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Soto
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for De Soto<7>
  • Eudora (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
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    • Eudora lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Wellsville and is located in Douglas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,393 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eudora
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eudora<7>
  • Paola (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
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    • Paola lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Wellsville and is located in Miami County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,664 people
    • Former names for Paola:
    • Baptiste Spring
    • Peoria Village
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paola
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paola<7>
  • Baldwin City (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baldwin City
    • Baldwin City lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Wellsville and is located in Douglas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,689 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baldwin City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Baldwin City:
    • Palmyra
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baldwin City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baldwin City<7>
  • Osawatomie (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osawatomie
    • Osawatomie lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Wellsville and is located in Miami County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,223 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osawatomie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Osawatomie<7>

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wellsville. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Wellsville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wellsville ...

Looking for more information about Wellsville? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Wellsville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Wellsville.

Adding Wellsville to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Wellsville

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wellsville. 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 Franklin, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wellsville.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wellsville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 Wellsville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Wellsville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wellsville) 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 Wellsville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WellsvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wellsville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7168, Longitude: -95.0823       In this case, the coordinates for Wellsville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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