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Welcome to Wilson ...

The city of Wilson is located in Ellsworth County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Wilson has a population of 723 people<3> (see below for details).

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

The origin (or the toponymy) of Wilson: Named for Hiero Tennant Wilson, an early settler in this area.

The city of Wilson was previously named Bosland.

Wilson is 1,680 feet [512 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Wilson lies within the (785) area code.

The ZIP code for Wilson: 67490<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wilson had an population of 723 people. This is a decrease of 7.43% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.51% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wilson had a population of 781 people (or 12.02% of the total population of Ellsworth County). This makes Wilson the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Wilson represents 0.03% of the population of Kansas (which has 2,853,118 people), making it the state's 229th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 781 people, the population of Wilson decreased 2.25% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 799 people).

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

Communities Also Named Wilson ...

While we believe that this Wilson is located in Ellsworth County, we know of another 2 Kansas communities named Wilson. Those communities are located in the following counties: Cherokee and Stevens County.

Beyond Kansas, there are 85 communities that are also named Wilson - they are located in Alabama (3), Arkansas (3), California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana (6), Iowa (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland (3), Massachusetts, Michigan (3), Minnesota (2), Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina (3), Ohio (4), Oklahoma (3), Ontario (4), Oregon, Pennsylvania (5), Quebec, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas (5), Utah (3), Virginia (3), Washington, West Virginia (4), Wisconsin (3) and Wyoming (2).

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

Communities near Wilson ...

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

  • Ellsworth [Ellsworth County]
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    • Ellsworth [Ellsworth County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Wilson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,935 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellsworth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellsworth<7>
  • Kanopolis [Ellsworth County]
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    • Kanopolis [Ellsworth County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Wilson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 446 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kanopolis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Kanopolis:
    • Fort Harker
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kanopolis<7>
  • Holyrood [Ellsworth County]
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    • Holyrood [Ellsworth County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Wilson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 409 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holyrood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Holyrood:
    • Hollyrood
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holyrood<7>
  • Lucas [Russell County]
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    • Lucas [Russell County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Wilson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 390 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lucas<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sylvan Grove [Lincoln County]
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      • Sylvan Grove [Lincoln County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Wilson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 269 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sylvan Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sylvan Grove has also been known as:
      • Sylvan Grove Station
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sylvan Grove<7>
    • Dorrance [Russell County]
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      • Dorrance [Russell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the west of Wilson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 180 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dorrance have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Dorrance:
      • Dorrence
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dorrance<7>
    • Lorraine [Ellsworth County]
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      • Lorraine [Ellsworth County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Wilson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 125 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lorraine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lorraine
    • Bunker Hill [Russell County]
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      • Bunker Hill [Russell County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of Wilson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 93 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bunker Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Bunker Hill:
      • Bunkerhill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bunker Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bunker Hill<7>
    • Dubuque [Barton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dubuque
      • Dubuque [Barton County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Wilson
    • Beaver [Barton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver
      • Beaver [Barton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Wilson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wilson ...

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

Adding Wilson to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Mentions & References for Wilson

The Communities of Kansas

About Ellsworth County

About Kansas

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

The official website for Ellsworth County: www.ellsworthcounty.org

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 Ellsworth, 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 Wilson.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wilson - 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 Wilson). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Wilson 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wilson) 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 Wilson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WilsonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wilson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8253, Longitude: -98.4749       In this case, the coordinates for Wilson 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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