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Kackley, Kansas
KDOT map of Republic County (legend)
Kackley, Kansas is located in Kansas
Kackley, Kansas
Kackley, Kansas
Location in Kansas
Kackley, Kansas is located in the United States
Kackley, Kansas
Kackley, Kansas
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Kansas
County Republic
1,509 ft (460 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-35800
GNIS ID 473080

Kackley is an unincorporated community in Republic County, Kansas, United States. It is located southeast of Courtland at Co Rd 5 and K-148 highway.


Stouffer's Railroad Map of Kansas 1915-1918 Republic County
1915 Railroad Map of Republic County

In 1887, Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway built a branch line from Neva (3 miles west of Strong City) through Kackley to Superior, Nebraska. In 1996, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway merged with Burlington Northern Railroad and renamed to the current BNSF Railway. Most locals still refer to this railroad as the "Santa Fe".

The town was once a trade center and was considered a "booming" town in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. At its peak, the population was 200 but as of 2007 has dwindled to 13 residents. It was named for Joe Kackley, the original land owner.

A post office was opened in Kackley in 1888, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1968.

Today Kackley is the home of a grain elevator and a mechanics shop.


The community is served by Pike Valley USD 426 public school district.

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