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.


Randolph, an incorporated town in Riley county, is located in Jackson township on the Union Pacific R. R., and on the Big Blue river, 22 miles northwest of Manhattan. It has 2 banks, a weekly newspaper (the Enterprise), express and telegraph offices, and an international money order postoffice with two rural routes. The population in 1910 was 575.

When the town was first laid out, in 1856, it was called Waterville. J. R. Whitson was the promoter. The first inhabitant, G. L. Ruthstreno, established a store. The postoffice was first kept at the house of Gardiner Randolph, but was moved to the town site, the town taking the name of the postoffice.

Pages 548-549 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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