Brownell, Kansas

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Brownell, Kansas
Location within Ness County and Kansas
Location within Ness County and Kansas
KDOT map of Ness County (legend)
Coordinates: 38°38′23″N 99°44′45″W / 38.63972°N 99.74583°W / 38.63972; -99.74583Coordinates: 38°38′23″N 99°44′45″W / 38.63972°N 99.74583°W / 38.63972; -99.74583
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyNess
Area
 • Total0.20 sq mi (0.52 km2)
 • Land0.20 sq mi (0.52 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
2,415 ft (736 m)
Population
 • Total29
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
28
 • Density150/sq mi (56/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67521
Area code785
FIPS code20-08675 [4]
GNIS feature ID0475380 [5]

Brownell is a city in Ness County, Kansas, United States. In 2010, 29 people lived there.[6]

History[change | change source]

Brownell was a station on the Missouri Pacific Railroad.[7] The community was named after a Mr. Brownell, a railroad official.[8]

The first post office in Brownell was created in 1880, but the post office was called Vansburgh until 1888.[9]

Geography[change | change source]

Brownell is at 38°38′23″N 99°44′45″W / 38.63972°N 99.74583°W / 38.63972; -99.74583 (38.639630, -99.745801).[10] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.20 square miles (0.52 km2), all land.[1]

Weather[change | change source]

Brownell has hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. The Köppen Climate Classification system says that Brownell has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[11]

People[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930207
1940162−21.7%
195021130.2%
1960118−44.1%
197098−16.9%
198092−6.1%
199044−52.2%
2000489.1%
201029−39.6%
Est. 201628[3]−3.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census says that there were 29 people, 16 households, and 8 families living in Brownell.[2]

Education[change | change source]

Western Plains USD 106 serves Arnold, Bazine, Brownell, Ransom and Utica.[12]

Famous people[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved September 13, 2011.
  7. Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc. Standard Publishing Company. p. 245.
  8. "Profile for Brownell, Kansas". ePodunk. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
  9. "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
  10. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  11. Climate Summary for Brownell, Kansas
  12. "Western Plains". USD 106. Retrieved 1 January 2017.

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