Dunlap

Name:

Dunlap

County:

Morris

Zip Code:

66846

Latitude / Longitude:

38°41′45″N 98°36′32″W / 38.69583°N 98.60889°W / 38.69583

Elevation:

1,184 ft (361 m)

Time Zone:

Central (CST) (UTC-6)

Comments:

Dunlap is a city in Morris County, Kansas, United States. A post office was established in Hillsborough on March 19, 1874 then renamed to Dunlap on April 20, 1874.

Remains:

In 1878, Benjamin “Pap” Singleton chose Dunlap as the site for his second Singleton Colony, a community of freedmen who had migrated from Tennessee, because of land available under the Homestead Act. It was named Dunlap after its founder, Joseph Dunlap, an Indian agent for the Kaw tribe. Before its present name, the settlement was briefly known as Hillsboro. In the early 1880s, the Presbyterian Church in Dunlap founded the Freedmen’s Academy to provide an education to freedmen’s families in Kansas. The Academy closed in the mid-1890s.

Established:

 

Disestablished:

 

Current Status:

As of the 2010 census, the city population was 30.

Remarks:

The post office in Dunlap closed on August 12, 1988.