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Black Wolf, Kansas
KDOT map of Ellsworth County (legend)
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Coordinates: 38°45′30″N 98°21′43″W / 38.75833°N 98.36194°W / 38.75833; -98.36194Coordinates: 38°45′30″N 98°21′43″W / 38.75833°N 98.36194°W / 38.75833; -98.36194
Country United States
State Kansas
County Ellsworth
1,565 ft (477 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-07000
GNIS ID 475344

Black Wolf is an unincorporated community in Ellsworth County, Kansas, United States. It is 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.

  • Ellsworth County Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT


The community is served by Ellsworth USD 327 public school district.

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