Phillips County

Glade, Kansas

Water tower in Glade, KS
Elevation: 1811 feet
Cafe in Glade, KS
Triple C Cafe
Latitude: 39° 41' 5"N
Longitude: 99° 18' 34"W
Population: 114 (2000)
 101 (1990)
  School District: 325 
ZIP Code: 67639
Area Code: 785
County Code: PL

Glade United Methodist Church
Ron's Restorations in Glade, KS
Rons Restorations
Businesses: History:
The town of Marvin (Glade) was laid out and platted on May 8, 1879 by Lafeyette and Eliza Nay. It was named Marvin, in honor of a Lieutenant Marvin who was in the area because of Indian troubles. Other additions to the city were platted and filed by Job & Charlotte Davis, Samuel & Martha Nay, David Copeland and T.H. McClintock. In 1880 the Central Branch of the Union Pacific Railroad was completed through the southern borders of Phillips County passing through Kirwin, Glade, Speed, and Logan. In 1908 a petition was circulated to change the name of the town from Marvin because the city of Marion and Marvin looked so much alike when written mail addressed to one would be delivered to the other. Postmaster John W. Breed looked up names of post offices across the United States and found none by the name of Glade so he submitted the name to the Postal Department in Washington, D.C. and the name was changed. Glade was incorporated in 1948 with William E. Kendall as Mayor. The following year the city was governed by an all woman city council whose members included Berniece Williams, Viola Stelljes, Opal Philbrick, Mae McLaughlin, and Iris Randall.
(Information taken from Marvin Memories written by the Solomon Valley Extension Unit and the Glade PRIDE Steering Committee in 1972.)
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