Eminence, Finney County

Title

Eminence, Finney County

Subject

From Pasture to Pavement and Pasture Again: Eminence, Finney County, Kansas, 1887-1942

Description

This brief history of Eminence, Kansas chronicles the story of a rural town that went from its founding, to becoming county seat, and then ceasing to exist in under a decade. Located in now defunct Garfield County, Eminence was flourishing on the plain when a fight for the new county’s seat destroyed not only both towns, but also the county itself. This study uses plat maps, newspaper articles, historic photographs, site studies, and an interview with a former owner of the town site.

Creator

Allison Doll

Publisher

Chapman Center for Rural Studies

Date

Fall 2016

Contributor

Kansas State University

Rights

Chapman Center for Rural Studies

Format

PDF

Language

English

Geolocation

Social Bookmarking

Citation

Allison Doll, “Eminence, Finney County,” Chapman Center Research Collections, accessed July 4, 2020, https://ccrsresearchcollections.omeka.net/items/show/181.