Monrovia, Kansas

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Monrovia is an unincorporated community in Atchison County, Kansas, USA.[1] Monrovia is at 39°31′27″N 95°20′46″W / 39.52417°N 95.34611°W / 39.52417; -95.34611.

History[change | change source]

Monrovia was platted in 1856. This makes it one of the oldest towns in Atchison County.[2] The community on the Missouri Pacific Railroad never did grow enough to meet its creators' expectations.[3]

A post office was opened in Monrovia in 1857. It was used until it was discontinued in 1955.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Monravia, Kansas
  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. 404.
  3. Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. p. 299.
  4. "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved 4 June 2014.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)

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Coordinates: 39°31′27″N 95°20′46″W / 39.52417°N 95.34611°W / 39.52417; -95.34611