Schoenchen, Kansas

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Schoenchen is a city in Ellis County, Kansas, United States.[2] The population was 214 at the 2000 census.[1]



Following a dispute over the proposed relocation of nearby Liebenthal, Volga German settlers founded Schoenchen in April 1877. They originally named the community San Antonio, but then renamed it Schoenchen after one of the villages they immigrated from in Russia. The settlers built their first church in 1880, replacing it in 1901 with a permanent structure, St. Anthony Catholic Church, which still stands.[3]


Schoenchen is located at 38°42′48″N 99°19′51″W / 38.713244°N 99.330760°W / 38.713244; -99.330760 (38.713244, -99.330760)[4] at an elevation of 1,926 feet (587 m).[2] It lies on the south side of the Smoky Hill River in the Smoky Hills region of the Great Plains.[5] The confluence of the river and one of its tributaries, Lookout Hollow, is immediately northwest of the city.[6] Schoenchen is in northwestern Kansas approximately 137 miles (221 km) northwest of Wichita and 264 miles (424 km) west of Kansas City.[5][7] Located one-half mile west of U.S. Route 183, it is roughly 11 miles (18 km) south of Hays, the county seat.[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.3 km2), all of it land.[8]

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