Founded: 1884 Elevation: 1199 feet Population: ? (1990) Latitude: 38° 59' 30"N Area Code: 785 Longitude: 97° 30' 10"W
LocationVerdi is in southeastern Ottawa County on the Solomon River. There are 10 to 15 people now (2000) living in Verdi.
HistoryVerdi was platted September 2, 1884 by Mr. Grandar. He started the plat two and one-half miles north of the Saline County line and seven miles west of the Dickinson County line. A new railroad was just north of Coal Creek. The post office was changed from Georgetown to Verdi on January 16, 1885, with C.H. Shultice as postmaster.
The first bridge south of Verdi was made out of barrels, laid right on the water, held together with two cables, one on each side, then a floor was laid on the barrels.
In the 19 teens Verdi was a good sized village with stores, a school, elevator, depot and a pool hall.
Historical information supplied by Ray Boster, Bennington,KS, mostly from the files of the Ottawa County Museum.
- Genealogical Information for Ottawa County is available on Blue Skyways.
- Verdi was on the Kansas Pacific Railroad.
- Verdi appears on a county map in the History of Kansas by Noble L. Prentis published in 1899.
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