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Statistics & Facts

The Kansas state capital is Topeka.
The population of Kismet is approximately 421 (1990), 459 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 174 (1990), 145 (2010).
The amount of land area in Kismet is 0.5 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Kismet to Washington DC is 1348 miles.
The distance to the Kansas state capital is 310 miles. (as the crow flies)
Kismet is positioned 37.20 degrees north of the equator and 100.70 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Kismet elevation is 2,775 feet above sea level.


in eastern Seward county in Southwest Kansas
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History & History Related Items

Near Kismet, the railroad had a hard time crossing the Cimarron River. They called the town, Kismet, because of this. The word means "destiny" or "fate" in Arabic. Kismet was founded by A.C. Olin. He build a Bible school here and outlawed the sale or drinking of liquor in Kismet.

The post office was established here on 14 November 1888 with a population of 410. (information summarized from "1001 Kansas Place Names," by Sondra Van Meter McCoy and Jan Hults, published by University Press of Kansas, Lawrence)
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Kismet City Government

City Hall
503 Main
Kismet, Kansas
Phone: (316) 563-9503

Kismet Schools

USD 483
P. O. Box 517
Plains KS 67869-0517
Phone: (316) 563-7292

Kismet Grade School
Phone: (316) 563-7248

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