Historical Directory of Kansas Towns [H]
Hackberry--Gove; located in township 12, range 30; situated
on Hackberry Creek near Gove; post office until 1931; U.P.R.R.;
Bismark is the original name of Halifax. Halifax is located in Mill
Creek Township, Wabaunsee county Kansas. Halifax was one of the
largest rural shipping points of cattle on the Sante Fe Railroad. The
only remains of the town to this day is the Stone school house that
was built in 1881.
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Hallowell--Cherokee; S.L.S.F. R.R.
Halls Summit--Coffey; Ezra E. Hall, postmaster
Halstead--Harvey; A group of German Mennonites helped pioneer
Harvey County; They settled at Halstead and built a flour mill by
the Little Arkansas River; S.L.S.F. R.R. 1888; A.T.S.F. R.R.
Hamburg--Pawnee; German name;
Hamilton--Howard Branch of Santa Fe R.R.;
Hamlin--Brown; German name;
Hammond--Bourbon; William Hammond, townsite owner
Hamner--Kingman; Hugh E. Hamner, landowner
Hanover--Washington; Oregon Trail; Cottonwood Creek Crossing;
Hardtner--Barber; John Hardtner, Illinois doctor;
Harris--Anderson; A. A. Harris, townsite owner
Hartford--Lyon; According to "The First One
Hundred Years, A History of the city of Hartford, Kansas - 1857-1957",
compiled by Robert Fuller and Mrs. J.C. McKinney: In March, 1857,
Harvey D. Rice, A.K. Hawkes, from New England, and a man named
Woodford, from Connecticut, explored the area on horseback looking for
a townsite. The town was laid out in the fall of 1858 by Judge A.D.
Graham and D.P. Bond and was named after Hartford, CT. The first
buildings were started during the spring and summer of 1859. The [M.K.T.]
railroad was completed through town in 1869. The town was incorporated
Ruben Elliott homesteaded a farm near harveyville in wabaunesse
county in 1889. he moved to kansas from indiana they were quakers.
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Havana--Osage; German and French settlers from St. Louis argued
and abandoned the town;
Havana--Montgomery; believed to have received its name from Havana,
Haverhill--Butler; S.L.S.F. R.R.
Haviland--Kiowa; C.R.I.P. R.R. 1887;
Haworth--Republic; Haworth family, pioneers
Hayne--Seward; C.R.I.P. R.R. 1888
Hays--Ellis; founded in 1867 near Fort Hays; 1901 Fort Hays State
University at Hays was established as the Western Branch of the
State Normal School; K.P. R.R. Oct. 1867
Haysville--Sedgwick; William W. Hays, postmaster
Hayter--Harper; C. H. Hayter, pioneer
Healy--Lane; O. H. Healey, pioneer
Hecla--Anderson; M.P. R.R.; a railway station near Garnett;
Hedville--Saline; Hed, a pioneer;
Evidently was connected with the
railway system in some way. Would like to know if this was an old
town, or railroad station. We have an antique piece of graniteware
with this place's name on it.
[Randy Harrelson (firstname.lastname@example.org) contributed this information.]
Heizer--Barton; D. N. Heizer, townsite owner;
Hepler--Crawford; Dr. B. F. Hepler, town company; M.K.T. R.R.
Herington--Dickinson; C.R.I.P. R.R. 1887;
Note contributed by Cindy Abbott (email@example.com) regarding
Great-Great Grandfather Willard R. Tasker attended schools in
Norton. Was commander of Herington Commandery (1920) was a 32nd Degree
Mason & member of the Isis Temple Shrine at Salina. Worked at Tecumseh
& Norton before Herington in 1920. He was the water & light
superintendent at the Herington plant. Was President of the State
Water Superintendents' organization.
Herkimer--Marshall; German name;
Herman--Lincoln; located in the southern part of battle creek township;
it had a post office from 1874 to 1893.
Herzog--Ellis; a Volga-German town named Herzog that later adopted
the name Victoria;
Hesston--Harvey; German name;
Hiattville--Bourbon; Townsite owner; M.K.T. R.R.
Hiawatha--Brown; founded in 1857.
Hickok--Grant; Frank W. Hickok, pioneer
Hill City--Graham; named after W. R. Hill, a founder and early
Hillsboro--Marion; Many Mennonites from Russia settled in this
area; Santa Fe Trail;
Hilltop--Benedict Branch of Santa Fe R.R.;
Hitschman--Barton; Joseph Hitschman, townsite owner
Hobart--Meade; C.R.I.P. R.R. 1887
Hoge--Leavenworth; Joseph Hoge, postmaster; Stranger Township; U.P. R.R.;
Holcomb--Finney; D. C. Holcomb, pioneer;
Holland--Dickinson; German name;
Hollenberg (Cottonwood Station)--Washington; Pony Express Station;
Central Overland California and Pikes Peak; German name;
Holliday--Johnson; named changed from Waseca; A.T.S.F R.R.
Hollis--Cloud; Hollis family, pioneers;
Holton--Jackson; settled by Free State men from Milwaukee;
Hooser--Cowley; George H. Hooser, postmaster
Horne (Fall Leaf?)--Leavenworth; C.R.I.P. R.R.; K.P. R.R.
Horton--Brown; C.R.I.P. R.R.; present site of one of
oldest Federal Indian Agency and had an indian school.
first city in Kansas, having its own power plant, to form
a Rural Electic Association;
Horton--Lyon; A.T.S.F. R.R.;
Hose--Benedict Branch of Santa Fe R.R.;
Howard Branch of Santa Fe R.R;
I had relatives that lived and died in Howard.
Ernest Zollman born May 9 1893 and died in Nov 1963; Son of Charles
Phillip Zollman. Sarah J Robinette Married to Mary Alderson.
[Arthur Reierson (firstname.lastname@example.org) contributed this information.]
Hoxie--Sheridan; originally called Kenneth; named for a vice
president of the railroad when the Union Pacific decided to come
through Sheridan County.
Hugoton--Stevens; Santa Fe Trail Jornada Route
Humboldt--Allen; named for Baron Alexander von Humboldt by German
immigrant founders who came into the region in 1857; located 9 m.
north of Chanute, between the M.K.T. R.R. and the A.T.S.F. R.R.
Humboldt stations in Humboldt Township;
Hunnewell--Sumner; A.T.S.F. R.R.
Hunt's Station--Chase; A.T.S.F. R.R,; P.O. called Silver Creek by
William C. Shaft from Michigan; Joseph L. Crawford promoted as a
town called Chawfordsville in 1882; in 1883 the town was renamed
Clements in honor of H.G. Clements, an auditor of the Santa Fe R.R.;
[Source: Kansas Place-Names by John Rydjord]
(family notes)The town of Hunter, KS is
named for Albert Lewis Hunter. He traded his team, wagon, and harness
for homestead rights when he arrived in Kansas. Albert Lewis Hunter
moved to Kansas from Virginia (via Iowa)in 1879. Hunter, KS was
established in 1894. It was declared a city of the 3rd class in Jan.
9, 1919. It was originally a soddy village and before that a group of
dugouts. It was moved 4 miles east to be near the railroad (present
Union Pacific) and established as a "town". FADED DREAMS, More GHOST
TOWNS OF KANSAS by Daniel C. Fitzgerald copyright 1994 by University
Press of Kansas ISBN 0-7006-0668-8 (alk paper:pbk) Page 136 HUNTER
Mitchell County Townsite charter issued in 1915. Town was named for AL
HUNTER, who came to Jewell County in 1879, and bought a forty-acre
farm in Mitchell County. Hunter circulated a petition asking the
postal dept. to locate a post office there, which they built in 1894
four miles west of the present town. In 1915 Hunter got the Salina
Northern Railroad. Hunter became a city of the third class in 1919,
however, the depression years of the 30's sapped its vitality and many
people left for employment elsewhere. Article from TOPEKA JOURNAL, 20
Aug 1916: Miss Eula Thompson, a school teacher of Mitchell County,
started the HUNTER HERALD, which made its first appearance last
[Susan Scott (email@example.com) contributed this information.]
Huscher--Cloud; David Huscher, postmaster;
Huscher is just south of Concordia. I have always been
told it was named after my great-great-great-grandfather. He brought
the Evangelical United Brethren church to the city. The church just
celebrated it's 125th birthday last October.15:08:47 99/01/06from
[Casey Thorenson (Thoreson_C@harvey.bakeru.edu) contributed this information.]
Hutchinson--Reno; platted November 1871; August 15, 1872
incorporated as city Aug. 15 1872; A.T.S.F. R.R. 1872; C.R.I.P.
R.R. 1887; Sam Blanchard discovered salt deposit below Hutchinson
Hymer--Chase; Frank and George Hegwer, pioneers
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