Historical Directory of Kansas Towns [V]
Valencia--Shawnee; C.R.I.P. R.R. 1887
Valley Center--Sedgwick; S.L.S.F. R.R.;
Valley Falls--Jefferson; 1875 the legislature changed name from
Grasshopper Falls to Valley Falls; located on the Delaware
(formerly Grasshopper) River; A.T.S.F. R.R.; U.P. R.R. Central Branch;
Varner--Kingman; David Varner, pioneer; located between Kingman
and Pretty Prairie.
Vaughn--Pawnee; Riggs Vaughn, pioneer
Vera--Wabaunsee; C.R.I.P. R.R. 1887
Vermillion--Marshall; M.P. R.R. Central Branch; also known as
the Robidoux Crossing (ford) on the old Indian Trail.
Victoria--Ellis; named after Queeen Victoria;
The original community of Victoria was south of the present
one; the English who settled there are frequently called
remittance men; they were not successful at farming or ranching
and most of them deserted the area;
The German community, Herzog, was in the area that people now
think of as Victoria; located north of the original community of
Victoria; Volga-Germans from Russia who settled there were
frequently called "Rooshians"; in 1913, politically, it was better
to have the name Victoria than such a foreign name as Herzog;
The German Russians built Saint Fidelis Catholic Church, the Cathedral
of the Plains (so called by William Jennings Bryan), out of local
K.P. R.R. 1867;
Vienna--Pottawatomie; German name;
Vilas--Benedict Branch of Santa Fe R.R.;
Vining--Washington; U.P. R.R.; M.P. R.R. station name is Clifton;
Vinland--Douglas County; P.O. for 86 years; station on the S.F.
R.R. south of Lawrence.
Viola--Elk; P.O. 1871;
Viola--Sedgwick; named after Viola, Illinois; the name was first
given to the township and then to the town;
Virgil--Greenwood; Benedict Branch of Santa Fe R.R.;
5 miles east of frankfort.5 miles west of vermillion.on the black
vermillion. mp rr named after the van vliet family. my grandmother
laura dierking lane was born there in 1887, the daughter of henry g.
and martha b. heisey dierking. the town center was at the north end,
but allways flooded from the black vermillion river. not to many
dwellings left now.
[Harold Lane (firstname.lastname@example.org) contributed this information.]
Voda--Trego; K.P. R.R.;
Volland--Wabaunsee; C.R.I.P. R.R. 1887
Von--Comanche; German name;
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