Eminence, Kansas

Eminence is a ghost town in Finney County, Kansas, United States.[1]

Eminence, Kansas
KDOT map of Finney County (legend)
Eminence is located in Kansas
Eminence
Eminence
Location within the state of Kansas
Coordinates: 38°08′50″N 100°30′37″W / 38.14722°N 100.51028°W / 38.14722; -100.51028Coordinates: 38°08′50″N 100°30′37″W / 38.14722°N 100.51028°W / 38.14722; -100.51028[1]
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyFinney
Elevation2,608 ft (795 m)
Population
 • Total0
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code620
GNIS ID485330 [1]

HistoryEdit

Eminence was founded in 1887.[2]

A post office was opened in Eminence in June 1887, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1942.[3]

In popular cultureEdit

Eminence is the Federal Emergency Management Agency refugee center established to take evacuees from Denver, Colorado as the event of an explosion at a train derailment and the subsequent detonation of a smuggled Russian nuclear weapon which was in the derailment wreckage in the 1999 TV movie Atomic Train.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Eminence, Kansas", Geographic Names Information System, United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior
  2. ^ "Finney County". Blue Skyways. Kansas State Library. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2014.

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