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.


Rossville, an incorporated city of the third class in Shawnee county, is located in the township of the same name on the Union Pacific R. R., 16 miles northwest of Topeka, the county seat. It has a bank, a weekly newspaper (the Shawnee County News), a number of retail stores, an opera house, schools and churches, telegraph and express offices, and a money order postoffice with two rural routes. The population in 1910 was 672. Rossville was founded in 1871, when the depot was moved across the creek to the site selected for the town, and the first store was started in 1873 by J. C. McIlvane. It was incorporated as a city of the third class in 1881, and the first city officers were: Mayor, H. H. Miller; clerk, C. W. Talmage; treasurer, D. G. Smith; city attorney, W. C. Sherman; councilmen, S. V. Maxwell, Samuel Kerr, M. F. Tarman, John Stoyell and D. P. Elder.

Page 610 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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