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Covert, Kansas
Country United States
State Kansas
County Osborne
Township Covert
Founded 1880
1,762 ft (537 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-16075
GNIS feature ID 0484597

Covert is an unincorporated community in Covert Township, Osborne County, Kansas, United States.


Covert was founded and laid out in 1880. At its height, the population was 150. Its rural high school district was organized in 1915. The high school burned down in 1951, and was closed permanently the following year.

A post office was opened at Covert in 1873, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1961.

The town is known for the 1923 discovery of the Covert Meteorite, and for "the unsolved murders of the Albert Kaser family in 1928."

Bill and Marlene Murphy of Covert received a 40 year Length of Service Award for their work as precipitation observers for the National Weather Service


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Covert has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

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