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Carneiro, Kansas
Unincorporated community
KDOT map of Ellsworth County (legend)
KDOT map of Ellsworth County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Ellsworth
Township Carneiro
Elevation 1,578 ft (481 m)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-10775
GNIS ID 475476

Carneiro is an unincorporated community in Ellsworth County, Kansas, United States. It is located approximately 10 miles (16 km) east of Ellsworth.

History

Carneiro was a station and shipping point on the Union Pacific Railroad.

The first post office in Carneiro was established as Alum Creek in 1872. The post office was renamed Carneiro in 1882, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1953.The obituary of Ernest Oakley Cunningham states that he served as Post Master in Carneiro, then later, Post Master in Langley, Kansas. Mr. Cunningham came to Ellsworth county in 1870, at the age of 15. At the time of his death, he was the oldest of the pioneers then living in Ellsworth County.

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