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Black Wolf, Kansas
Unincorporated community
KDOT map of Ellsworth County (legend)
KDOT map of Ellsworth County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Ellsworth
Elevation 1,565 ft (477 m)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-07000
GNIS ID 475344

Black Wolf is an unincorporated community in Ellsworth County, Kansas, United States. It is located approximately 6 miles (9.7 km) west of Ellsworth.


A post office was opened in Black Wolf in 1879, closed temporarily in 1908, reopened a few months later and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1953. According to tradition, "Black Wolf" was the name of a local Indian. Black Wolf was a station on the Union Pacific Railroad.

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