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.


New Ulysses, the county seat of Grant county, is located just west of the center, 20 miles south of Hartland in Kearny county, the nearest shipping point. It has a bank, a newspaper (the Grant County Republican), a hotel, a number of well stocked mercantile establishments, and a money order postoffice with one rural route. The population in 1910 was 175. Ulysses was founded in the '80s before the organization of the county in 1887, and was located in the geographical center. The founders had a furrow plowed to Meade, 50 miles away, and had mile posts set up announcing the number of miles to Ulysses, and added "water 40 feet." This brought everybody who read it to the town, as water was scarce. They soon had a town of 1,500 inhabitants, with 15 stores, 6 saloons, 3 banks, 3 large hotels, 3 livery barns, several restaurants, 2 newspapers and an abundance of real estate offices. This population later dwindled to 40. In 1909 the town site was moved to its present location. (See Grant County). This town appears on the railroad maps as "Ulysses," but the U. S. postoffice guide gives the name "New Ulysses."

Page 368 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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