Reno County

Plevna, Kansas, General Store as it was before the fire in January, 1997   Plevna, Kansas

Population: 117
Elevation: 1684 feet
Latitude: 37° 58' 20" N
Longitude: 98° 18' 30" W
School District: USD 310 Fairfield
ZIP code: 67568 - Area Code: 620

Plevna General Store
Destroyed by fire, Jan. 3, 1997.

Plevna is located in Reno [RN] County a couple of miles north of the North Fork of the Ninnescah River. Highway US 50 runs on the North edge of Plevna; an older road from Abbyville to Sylvia runs through Plevna. As you come into Plevna from the east, the highway has to bend around the old brick auditorium that now houses the city offices. There is playground equipment on the east side of this building.

The Santa Fe railroad still serves Plevna, and the State Bank of Plevna is still in business. For many years the Plevna General Store was a well-known gathering place and local landmark; sadly, it burned January 3, 1997.


Plevna, in Bulgaria, was the site of an important 1878 battle in the Russo-Turkish War. There is also a Plevna in Montana and Ontario.


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