Transcribed from volume II of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.


Leon, an incorporated city of the third class in Butler county, is located on Little Walnut river, a water-power stream, and on the St. Louis & San Francisco R. R., 10 miles south of Eldorado, the county seat. It has churches, schools, a bank, a weekly newspaper (the Indicator), telegraph and express offices and a money order postoffice with three rural routes. The population in 1910 was 494. Leon was founded in 1879 and was first named Noble. The postoffice was established in 1880 with G. A. Kenoyer, postmaster. Incorporation took place in 1882 with the following officers: Mayor, Levi Kiser; city clerk, D. W. Poe; police judge, J. S. Calvert; councilmen, W. J. Cunningham, J. Kunkle, C. Lipscomb, G. A. Kenoyer and Ben H. Wood. In the fall of that year a disastrous fire occurred destroying property to the extent of $10,000.

Page 138 from volume II of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.

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