Lincoln County Kansas
TOWNS and TOWNSHIPS

Lincoln County has included many small towns and communities over the years. In the days of early settlements, neighborhoods took on names of their own. Some of those names can be traced to the many post offices that dotted the county at the time; the origins of others we may never know.

This page a work in progress is a gathering of articles about the neighborhoods, small towns and ghost towns that make up the history of Lincoln County. More stories can be found about these communities on the Lincoln County Kansas Churches page.

If you have newspaper articles or other information about small towns or neighborhoods within the county you would like to share with other researchers, please contact Tracee Hamilton.

VESPER COMMUNITY HISTORY
By Dorothy Block, from the Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, Dec. 9, 1976

EARLIER VESPER HISTORY
From Vesper's 75th anniversary

HOW BARNARD WAS NAMED
From the Barnard Bee, 26 April 1928

THE FOUNDING OF BARNARD
From the Lincoln Beacon, Sept, 22, 1887

BARNARD IN 1902
A description of the town from the 1902 Barnard Bee, 8 March 1902

BARNARD POST OFFICE HISTORY
"Barnard Post Office established 100 years ago," Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, May 20, 1982

A HISTORY OF BEVERLY
Rachel Ruggels remembers Beverly's early days, Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, 22 July 1976

DENMARK HALL HISTORY
A history of the Hall built in Denmark in 1912, Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, Feb. 29, 1912

POVERTY HILL LOCATION
A short item from the 1887 Lincoln Beacon giving a location for Poverty Hill, one of many Lincoln County neighbors that are no more

ROCKY HILL LOCATION
A short item from the 1873 Lincoln County News giving the location of Rocky Hill and several other of the earliest Lincoln County settlements

ROCKY HILL HISTORY
A history of the Rocky Hill community by R.W. Greene, from 1955

EARLY COUNTY HISTORY
Arthur Stanley's history of the neighborhood around Hammer Cemetery in Franklin Township, from 1954

TWIN CREEK SETTLEMENT
The story of five pioneers -- C.M. Heaton, A.T. Biggs, Thomas Smales, John Riley, H.G. White -- who settled in the community near the present site of Sylvan Grove; Lincoln Sentinel-Republican, June 4, 1914

EARLY SYLVAN GROVE SETTLERS
A list of the early settlers of Sylvan Grove, from "Honoring Our Heritage," by Marge Lawson

JUNIATA STORE BURNS
Article about the burning of the general store gives the location of Juniata.

LINCOLN COUNTY CITIES
A history of towns in Lincoln County up to the early 1900's from the book, Souvenir History of Lincoln County, Kansas (1908)


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