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Edson, Kansas
KDOT map of Sherman County (legend)
Edson, Kansas is located in Kansas
Edson, Kansas
Edson, Kansas
Location in Kansas
Edson, Kansas is located in the United States
Edson, Kansas
Edson, Kansas
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Kansas
County Sherman
Named for Ed Harris & Son
3,566 ft (1,087 m)
 • Total 17
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-19925
GNIS ID 471252

Edson is an unincorporated community in Sherman County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2020 census, the population of the community and nearby areas was 17. Edson is located near Interstate 70, 9 miles (14 km) east of Goodland.


Edson was named for settler Ed Harris, and his son. The first post office in Edson was established in 1888.

Edson was a station and shipping point on the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad.


According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Edson has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 17
U.S. Decennial Census

For statistical purposes, the United States Census Bureau has defined this community as a census-designated place (CDP).


The community is served by Goodland USD 352 public school district.

Edson schools were closed through school unification. The Edson Rockets won the Kansas State High School boys class BB Track & Field championship in 1965.

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