The hotel in Brookville
Brookville, located in Saline [SA] County about 15 miles southwest of Salina on KS-140, is a shady little town with several handsome old buildings including the Brookville Hotel. 1996 was the last year the beautiful old stone school was used as a grade school; it had had more than a hundred years of service. Besides the hotel and school, there are several interesting little shops along Anderson Street.
KS-140 used to be US-40, an early transcontinental thoroughfare and predecessor to I-70. Back roads going south out of Brookville tend to be blocked by the Air Force gunnery range.
- The Brookville Hotel for many years was a favorite dining place, offering family style fried chicken in an old  building. The food was wonderful, the surroundings delightful. Real Kansans had eaten there at least once.
The restaurant is now closed, in Brookville at least. Owners Mark and Connie Martin (785-263-2244) have reopened a replica of the hotel in Abilene, one block north of I-70 on Hwy 15.
- Castle Rock Ranch Bed & Breakfast (785) 225_6865
- USD 307 Ell-Saline (785) 827-1121 Fax: (785) 825-7355
1757 N Halstead Rd, Salina, KS 67401-9314
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