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.


St. George, a little town of Pottawatomie county, is located in St. George township on the main line of the Union Pacific R. R. and on the Kansas river, 16 miles south of Westmoreland, the county seat. It has express and telegraph offices and a money order postoffice with one rural route. The population in 1910 was 149. The first town of St. George was platted in 1857 and the ambition of the promoters was to have their town connected with St. Joseph, Mo., by a line of railroad which should be a great southwest thoroughfare. In 1879 the town was moved about a mile in order to be on the railroad. One of the early settlers was Jacob Emmons, who was afterward probate judge, county commissioner, clerk and surveyor. For many years he constituted all the law there was in that section of the country and in the absence of any knowledge of legal lore based his decisions on common sense and honesty. He advanced $200 for books for the first public records. St. George was the first county seat.

Page 620 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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