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Falun, Kansas
Location within Saline County and Kansas
Location within Saline County and Kansas
KDOT map of Saline County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Saline
Founded 1870
Elevation
1,348 ft (411 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 83
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67442
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-22900
GNIS ID 476938

Falun is an unincorporated community in southwestern Saline County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2020 census, the population of the community and nearby areas was 83. It lies southwest of Salina and northwest of Lindsborg at the intersection of Forsse Road and Hedberg Road, about 7.5 miles west of Interstate 135 highway, or about 8 miles west of Assaria. It lies next to an abandoned railroad.

History

The first post office in Falun was established in 1870.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 83
U.S. Decennial Census

For statistical purposes, the United States Census Bureau has defined Falun as a census-designated place (CDP). Also, this community is a part of the Salina micropolitan area.

Education

The community is served by Smoky Valley USD 400 public school district.

Notable people

  • U. Alexis Johnson (1908-1997), United States diplomat was born in Falun.
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