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Kensington is a small town located in Smith County in north-central Kansas. The population as of 2006 was 513 residents. Kensington is a peaceful, quiet community that is a great place to visit, live, play or raise a family. The name of the town was given by the President of the Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railroad Company who chose the name in honor of his native city of Kensington, England. Shortly after the railroad was established, the Kansas Town and Land Company purchased a 40-acre tract north of the tracks and laid it out in lots to be sold to people who wished to settle in the town. Kirwin Lake is 15 miles from Kensington and offers hunting and other recreational activities. The town has a public heated swimming pool and there are three lovely parks available for all hiking, picnicking, and enjoying the outdoors. Kensington celebrates Veteran's Day with a parade and free barbecue in November. In August, the towns past is remembered with an "Old Fashioned Saturday Night" that includes a street party with food booths and games and other entertainment. A City wide garage sale is held in both the Spring and the Fall each year.

Surrounding areas: Stockton, Kansas (25.9 mi)

Kensington Vacation Rentals

Kensington Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Cottonwood Inn1200 Stqte StPhillipsburg, KS15.5 mi.(785) 543-2125
Mark V Motel320 W StatePhillipsburg, KS15.8 mi.(785) 543-5223
Owl Motel521 N FirstStockton, KS26.1 mi.(785) 425-6772

Kensington Weather & Climate

North-central Kanas has a humid, continental climate. Winter blizzards, violent windstorms, and heavy rains are common throughout the state, and occasionally rapid temperature extremes. Generally the summers are quite warm, the winters are mild, and the humidity is on the moderate side. January is the coldest month, with average high temperatures near 31 degrees. July is the warmest month, with average high temperatures near 81 degrees. Much hotter summers and harsh, cold winters are not uncommon. Annual precipitation amounts range from 30 - 40 inches in the east, while drier conditions are common in the west.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 36°F 12°F 0.46 in. -
February 42°F 15°F 0.72 in. -
March 52°F 25°F 2.11 in. -
April 64°F 36°F 2.23 in. -
May 73°F 47°F 4.08 in. -
June 85°F 58°F 2.87 in. -
July 92°F 63°F 3.15 in. -
August 89°F 60°F 2.84 in. -
September 80°F 50°F 2.25 in. -
October 69°F 37°F 1.62 in. -
November 51°F 24°F 1.32 in. -
December 40°F 16°F 0.59 in. -

Kensington Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Hill City Municipal airport (HLC) located about 50 miles southwest of Kensington in Hill City, Kansas, the Hays Regional airport (HYS) located approximately 65 miles south of Kensington in Hays, Kansas, the Kearney Municipal airport (EAR) located roughly 66 miles north of Kensington in Kearney, Nebraska, and finally the Hastings Municipal airport (HSI) located around 66 miles northeast of Kensington in Hastings, Nebraska.

Kensington Attractions

Golf Courses
Smith Center Country ClubSmith CenterKS13.4 mi.
Phillipsburg Golf CoursePhillipsburgKS15.4 mi.
Franklin Golf ClubFranklinNE23.4 mi.
Alma Municipal Golf ClubAlmaNE28.3 mi.
Shady Bend Golf CourseOsborneKS29.5 mi.
Logan Country ClubLoganKS29.6 mi.
State Parks
Rooks County State ParkKS30.0 mi. 
Webster State ParkKS33.4 mi. 

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