Athol, Kansas

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Athol, Kansas
Location within Smith County and Kansas
Location within Smith County and Kansas
KDOT map of Smith County (legend)
Coordinates: 39°45′57″N 98°55′13″W / 39.76583°N 98.92028°W / 39.76583; -98.92028Coordinates: 39°45′57″N 98°55′13″W / 39.76583°N 98.92028°W / 39.76583; -98.92028
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountySmith
Government
 • TypeMayor–Council
 • MayorRobert Schirm, II[1]
 • City ClerkCheryl Synoground[1]
Area
 • Total0.18 sq mi (0.47 km2)
 • Land0.18 sq mi (0.47 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,785 ft (544 m)
Population
 • Total44
 • Estimate 
(2016)[4]
41
 • Density240/sq mi (94/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
66932
Area code785
FIPS code20-03025 [5]
GNIS ID0471950 [6]

Athol is a city in Smith County, Kansas, United States. In 2010, 44 people lived there.[7]

History[change | change source]

Athol was created in 1888.[8] The first post office in Athol was created in February 1888.[9]

Athol was a station and shipping point on the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad.[10]

In the 1870s, the song Home on the Range was written by Dr. Brewster Higley in a cabin 8 miles (13 km) north of Athol.[11]

Geography[change | change source]

Athol is at 39°45′57″N 98°55′13″W / 39.76583°N 98.92028°W / 39.76583; -98.92028 (39.765724, -98.920219).[12] The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 0.18 square miles (0.47 km2). All of it is land.[2]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920294
1930280−4.8%
1940248−11.4%
1950203−18.1%
1960140−31.0%
1970108−22.9%
198090−16.7%
199086−4.4%
200051−40.7%
201044−13.7%
Est. 201641[4]−6.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 44 people, 17 households, and 14 families living in Athol.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Athol - Directory of Public Officials Archived May 5, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  2. 2.0 2.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 26, 2011. Retrieved April 25, 2011.
  8. Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 301.
  9. "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
  10. Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc. Standard Publishing Company. p. 116.
  11. DeLano, Patti & Smarsh, Sarah (2010). Kansas Off the Beaten Path, 9th: A Guide to Unique Places. Globe Pequot. p. 209.
  12. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.

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