Phillips County Sign on the highway entering Agra, Kansas   Agra,
  Kansas

Population: 306 (2000)
Population: 322 (1990)
ZIP code: 67621
Area Code: 785
  Elevation: 1851 feet
Latitude: 39° 45' 42" N
Longitude: 99° 7' 8" W
School District: USD 324
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Description   Agra is located on US 36 in Phillips, [PL], County.  The Kyle Railway also serves Agra. The town has gained some notoriety since humorists added the letters "vi" before the name on the watertower.
 
History   Agra was possibly named for the Indian city where the Taj Mahal is located.  There are other versions for the source of the name, however, one being that the town was named after the daughter of an official of the Rock Island Railroad, perhaps one of the daughters of President Low of the Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railroad that ran through the town at that time.
 
Historical images of Agra from WSU's Ablah Library are available online.  
Schools   USD 324 Eastern Heights   (785) 638-2244   FAX: (785) 638-2254
Box 209, Agra, KS 67621-0209
 
Library   Agra Public Library   (785) 638-2444
330 Main Street, Agra, KS 67621
 
Churches   Church of Christ  
First Christian Church  
United Methodist Church   638-2230
 
Businesses   Agra Inn   638-2232 / Hwy 36 East
Shamrock Service Station   638-2440 / Hwy 36
 
City Government   City Hall   (785) 638-2811
311 Main Street, Agra, KS 67621
 
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