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Opolis, Kansas
KDOT map of Crawford County (legend)
Opolis, Kansas is located in Kansas
Opolis, Kansas
Opolis, Kansas
Location in Kansas
Opolis, Kansas is located in the United States
Opolis, Kansas
Opolis, Kansas
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Kansas
County Crawford
Founded 1868
Platted 1868
Named for polis
 • Total 104
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code 620
GNIS ID 469596

Opolis is an unincorporated community in Crawford County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2020 census, the population of the community and nearby areas was 104.


Opolis was originally called Stateline (from the community's proximity to the Missouri state line), and under the latter name was laid out in 1868. Opolis is derived from the Greek polis, meaning "city".

The first post office in Opolis was established in December, 1868. The post office was also called Stevenstown, Steventown, and Olopolis for some time in its early history.


Opolis is located in the South Eastern corner of the state of Kansas close to the Missouri state line, approximately 133 miles (210 km) due south of Kansas City, KS at latitude 37.344 and longitude -94.621. It has an estimated population of 117 with 54 houses (based on a zipcode estimate from the year 2000) and covers 0.7743 square miles (2.01 km2) of land. The elevation is 932 feet (284 m) above sea level. Opolis appears on the Asbury United States Geological Survey Map. It is in the Central time zone and observes Daylight Saving Time.,

It has a zip code of 66760.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 104
U.S. Decennial Census

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


The community is served by Pittsburg USD 250 public school district.

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