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Founded: 1885, Population: 543, Elevation: 1574 feet. Kanopolis is located in the North Central Region of the state, in Ellsworth County, southeast of Ellsworth, (which is the County Seat). Kanopolis is on the banks of the Smoky Hill River and near Kanopolis Lake, a resivoir.

Fort Harker is at Kanopolis and was a frontier Army post originally founded in 1864 as Fort Ellsworth.

Mushroom Rock State Park near Kanopolis features large sandstone boulders balanced on pedestals of softer rock.


History Fort Harker | Kanopolis | Location: Kanopolis Kansas 67454

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