Belvoir, Kansas

Coordinates: 38°55′13″N 95°25′41″W / 38.92028°N 95.42806°W / 38.92028; -95.42806
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Belvoir, Kansas
Belvoir is located in Kansas
Location within the state of Kansas
Belvoir is located in the United States
Belvoir (the United States)
Coordinates: 38°55′13″N 95°25′41″W / 38.92028°N 95.42806°W / 38.92028; -95.42806[1]
CountryUnited States
Elevation876 ft (267 m)
 • Total0
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code785
GNIS ID481830 [1]

Belvoir is a ghost town in Douglas County, Kansas, United States.

History[change | change source]

The first settlement at Belvoir was made in the 1850s.[2] A post office was created at Belvoir in 1869. It stayed until 1903.[3] The community was named after Belvoir, the plantation home of William Fairfax in Virginia.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) details for Belvoir, Kansas; United States Geological Survey (USGS); October 13, 1978.
  2. History of the State of Kansas: Containing a Full Account of Its Growth from an Uninhabited Territory to a Wealthy and Important State. A. T. Andreas. 1883. p. 359.
  3. "Douglas County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 8 April 2015.
  4. Chambers, Mary Elizabeth; Tompkins, Sally Kress (1977). The Cultural Resources of Clinton Lake, Kansas: An Inventory of Archaeology, History, and Architecture. The Institute. p. 39.