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|Elevation||1,407 ft (429 m)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
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|FIPS code||20-03400 |
|GNIS feature ID||0477370 |
For millennia, the land now known as Kansas was inhabited by Native Americans. In 1803, most of modern Kansas was secured by the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase. In 1854, the Kansas Territory was organized, then in 1861 Kansas became the 34th U.S. state. In 1855, Marion County was founded.
In 1872, a railroad contractor, named Col. W. Sherburn, decided the location would be good location for a town and named it after himself, Sherburn, but it was too early and never used.
In 1887, the Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska Railway built a branch line north-south from Herington through Aulne to Caldwell. It foreclosed in 1891 and was taken over by Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway, which shut down in 1980 and reorganized as Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas Railroad, merged in 1988 with Missouri Pacific Railroad, and finally merged in 1997 with Union Pacific Railroad. Most locals still refer to this railroad as the "Rock Island".
A post office existed in Aulne from August 19, 1887 to February 28, 1954.
- Aulne United Methodist Church, north-east corner of 140th St and Pawnee Rd.
- 1890 Marion County Poor Farm (asylum), 1 mi west, 2.1 mi north. Large 3-story limestone house, now privately owned house, occasional tours by appointment. Darren E. Burrows lived here briefly as a child. Indigent, and somewhat "incompetent" people would live here with adult supervision, work the land, raise their own food, and earn their keep. Unwed pregnant girls could stay there until they delivered their babies, which were put up of adoption. The asylum was self-sustaining for a number of years, even paying taxes to the county.
- Marion Reservoir, approximately 7 miles north of Aulne.
Primary and secondary education
- Marion High School, located in Marion.
- Marion Middle School, located in Marion.
- Marion Elementary School, located in Marion.
U.S. Route 56 is 5.75 miles (9.25 km) to the north, and U.S. Route 77 is 4.5 miles (7.2 km) east of the community. The Oklahoma Kansas Texas (OKT) line of the Union Pacific Railroad runs through the community.
- Community and Rural areas provided by Flint Hills RECA.
- Community and Rural areas provided by Marion County RWD #4.
- Marion County
- Marion County Kansas : Past and Present; Sondra Van Meter; MB Publishing House; LCCN 72-92041; 344 pages; 1972.
- The Early Schools of Marion County Kansas; Wilma Stewart Stallwitz; Located at Peabody Township Library; 33 pages; 1960.
- World War Roll of Honor : Marion County Kansas 1917-1920; Alexander and Dean; 221 pages; 1920.
- Standard Atlas of Marion County Kansas; Geo A. Ogle & Co; 99 pages; 1921.
- Standard Atlas of Marion County Kansas; Geo A. Ogle & Co; 103 pages; 1902.
- Atlas of Marion County Kansas; The Davy Map and Atlas Co; 87 pages; 1885.
- Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) details for Aulne, Kansas; United States Geological Survey (USGS); October 13, 1978.
- Marion County Kansas, Past and Present; Sondra Van Meter; 1972.
- Rock Island Rail History
- Marion County Poor Farm - History; Marion County Record; October 14, 1998.
- Marion County Poor Farm - History; Peabody News; 1901.
- Marion County Poor Farm - Photo; Peabody News; 1901.
- USD 408
- Kansas School District Boundary Map
- T.E.E.N. video teaching network
- "UP Railroad Common Line Names". Union Pacific Railroad. Retrieved 2010-08-02.
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- USD 408, school district for Marion, Florence, Eastshore, Canada, Aulne, nearby rural areas of Marion County
- Aulne church celebrates 125th anniversary
- Historic Images of Aulne, Special Photo Collections at Wichita State University Library.
- 1905 photo of Aulne Rock Island Depot
- KsGenWeb Marion County cemetery list
- Aulne - Dead towns of Kansas