Osborne, Kansas

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Osborne is a city in and the county seat of Osborne County, Kansas, United States.[3] The population was 1,607 at the 2000 United States Census.[1]



Osborne was named after Sergeant Vincent B. Osborne, Second Kansas Cavalry, who was wounded at the Battle of Wilson's Creek during the Civil War.[4]


Osborne is located at 39°26′26″N 98°41′50″W / 39.44056°N 98.69722°W / 39.44056; -98.69722 (39.440651, -98.697118),[5] at an elevation of 1,552 feet (473 m).[2] It lies on the north side of the South Fork Solomon River in the Smoky Hills region of the Great Plains.[6] The Osborne Canal, part of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's Webster Unit Project, runs east along the northern edge of the city.[7][8] Located at the intersection of U.S. Route 281 and U.S. Route 24 in north-central Kansas, Osborne is approximately 134 miles (217 km) northwest of Wichita, 219 miles (353 km) west-northwest of Kansas City, and 339 miles (546 km) east of Denver.[6][9] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²), all of it land.[10]

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