Mitchell, Kansas

Mitchell, Kansas
Mitchell, Kansas
—  Unincorporated community  —
Mitchell, Kansas is located in Kansas
Mitchell, Kansas
Coordinates: 38°23′2″N 98°05′59″W / 38.38389°N 98.09972°W / 38.38389; -98.09972Coordinates: 38°23′2″N 98°05′59″W / 38.38389°N 98.09972°W / 38.38389; -98.09972
Country United States
State Kansas
County Rice
Elevation 1,739 ft (530 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 – Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 620
GNIS feature ID 475681[1]

Mitchell is an unincorporated community in Mitchell Township, Rice County, Kansas, United States. Located about 6 miles (9.7 km) east-northeast of the city of Lyons,[2] the county seat,[3] it lies along local roads a fraction of a mile (less than 1 km) north of U.S. Route 56.[2]


In 1878, Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway and parties from Marion County and McPherson County chartered the Marion and McPherson Railway Company.[4] In 1879, a branch line was built from Florence to McPherson, in 1880 it was extended to Lyons, in 1881 it was extended to Ellinwood.[5] The line was leased and operated by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. The line from Florence to Marion, was abandoned in 1968.[6] In 1992, the line from Marion to McPherson was sold to Central Kansas Railway. In 1993, after heavy flood damage, the line from Marion to McPherson was abandoned. The original branch line connected Florence, Marion, Canada, Hillsboro, Lehigh, Canton, Galva, McPherson, Conway, Windom, Little River, Mitchell, Lyons, Chase, Ellinwood.


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ a b DeLorme. Kansas Atlas & Gazetteer. 4th ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2009, p. 47. ISBN 0-89933-342-7.
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ Marion County Kansas : Past and Present; Sondra Van Meter; MB Publishing House; LCCN 72-92041; 344 pages; 1972.
  5. ^ Fourth Annual Report of the Board of Railroad Commissioners for the Year Ending December 1, 1886 in State of Kansas; Kansas Publishing House; 1886.
  6. ^ Railway Abandonment 1968

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