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Annelly, Kansas
1915 Railroad Map of Harvey County
1915 Railroad Map of Harvey County
Annelly, Kansas is located in Kansas
Annelly, Kansas
Annelly, Kansas
Location in Kansas
Country United States
State Kansas
County Harvey
Township Richland
1,388 ft (423 m)
 • Total 0
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code 620
FIPS code 20-01890
GNIS ID 484651

Annelly is a ghost town in Richland Township 9 miles southeast of Newton in Harvey County, Kansas, United States. The community was located along the Missouri Pacific Railroad line between Newton and Whitewater, but the track was abandoned in 2003. As of 2020, the land is privately owned farmland.


Early history

For many millennia, the Great Plains of North America was inhabited by nomadic Native Americans. From the 16th century to 18th century, the Kingdom of France claimed ownership of large parts of North America. In 1762, after the French and Indian War, France secretly ceded New France to Spain, per the Treaty of Fontainebleau.

19th century

Stouffer's Railroad Map of Kansas 1915-1918 Harvey County
1915 Railroad Map of Harvey County

In 1802, Spain returned most of the land to France. In 1803, most of the land for modern day Kansas was acquired by the United States from France as part of the 828,000 square mile Louisiana Purchase for 2.83 cents per acre.

In 1854, the Kansas Territory was organized, then in 1861 Kansas became the 34th U.S. state. In 1872, Harvey County was established within the Kansas Territory, which included the land for modern day Annelly.

The community was established after the Missouri Pacific was built through the area. Annelly was named by a railroad employee for his wife Ann and daughter Ellie. A post office existed in Annelly from August 25, 1885 to December 31, 1921.

20th century

In 1910, Annelly, (population 25) had a money order post office, a station on the Missouri Pacific Railroad, a grain elevator, a hotel, and a general store.

21st century

In 2003, the railroad track was abandoned.

Today only an abandoned 1 room school house and the Main Street (Annelly Road or SE 57th Street, accessible from S East Lake Rd. and SE 60th Street) of Annelly still exist, though the schoolhouse cannot be observed or approached from public roads. A farm house on the west end of Main Street is still occupied. Gypsum Creek, a tributary of the Whitewater River, runs through "downtown" Annelly.

  • Harvey County Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT


The modern day rural area around Annelly is served by the Remington USD 206 public school district.

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