Elevation: 1811 feet
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
Church:Glade United Methodist ChurchEducation:
- USD 325 (785) 543-5281
240 S. 7th St.
Phillipsburg, KS 67661-2798
- North Central Kansas Special Education Cooperative (NCKSEC) (785) 543-2149 www.ncksec.org
693 2nd Avenue
Glade, KS 67639
- Runnion's Signs & Graphics, 430 4th Street, (785) 543-5557
- Ron's Restoration, 773 Central, (785) 543-6769
- Pro-Ag Marketing Association, Inc., 984 Central, (785) 543-2616
- Price Welding, Danzey Price, Highway 9
- Triple C Cafe, 471 Central, (785) 543-2100
- Glade Greenhouse, 523 7th St., (785) 543-2802
- Country Cottage Daycare, 495 2nd Ave. West, (785) 543-5923The 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.Notes:
(Information taken from Marvin Memories written by the Solomon Valley Extension Unit and the Glade PRIDE Steering Committee in 1972.)
- Genealogical Information for Phillips County is available on Blue Skyways.
- There is a brief history of Glade in Kansas, A Cyclopedia Of State History by Frank W. Blackmar (1912).
- Glade was once called Marvin. Marvin/Glade was on the Missouri Pacific Railroad and appears on a map in the 1888 Annual Report of the Missouri Pacific Railway Company.
- Glade is mentioned in the book The Empire That Missouri Pacific Serves on Blue Skyways.
- Marvin appears on a county map in the History of Kansas by Noble L. Prentis published in 1899.
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