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.


Whiting, one of the villages of Jackson county, is located in Whiting township on the Central branch of the Missouri Pacific R. R. 10 miles northeast of Holton, the county seat. It has a newspaper, banking facilities, express and telegraph offices, and a money order postoffice with two rural routes. All the main lines of business are represented. The population in 1910 was 550. Whiting was first platted in 1866; but was resurveyed in 1872 and in 1882 another plat was recorded. The lands of Whiting township belonged to the Kickapoo Indians until 1867, when they became the property of the Union Pacific Railroad company. The first settlements were made in 1867 by Henry Haub, G. T. Watkins, A. D. Stone, C. A. Eams, W. C. Reynolds, Andrew Brown, H. M. Duff, Michael O'Neal, G. C. Weibles and D. R. Williams. A. D. Stone was the first man to locate on the town site. He was joined in 1870 by Mr. Shedd and together they opened the first store. Shedd & Marshall established a business in 1871, and in 1881 built the first substantial stone building, which was a beautiful edifice for those days and contained a hall for public meetings, which held 500 people. The first commercial club was established in 1878. Whiting township was named in honor of Mrs. S. C. Pomeroy, that being her maiden name.

Page 910 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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