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.


Ransomville, in the southwestern part of Franklin county, is located on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe R. R., 14 miles from Ottawa, the county seat. It was named after J. H. Ransom, who prospected for coal in this locality and sunk the first shaft in 1880. He subsequently purchased 320 acres of land and opened the first store, around which the town grew up. The postoffice was established in 1882 with Mr. Ransom as the first postmaster. Ransomville has a money order postoffice, telegraph and express facilities, public school, etc., and in 1910 had a population of 125.

Page 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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