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Alanthus was located in Larrabee Township in the Smoky Hill Valley and was built with plans for the railroad. The Post Office was established in 1887 with Nathan Burkhead as Postmaster. The town then consisted of a lumber yard, a store and a livery barn. School District No. 48, called the Alanthus School, was formed in 1888. The Congregational Church was held in the school until a church building was built in 1911. It was called the Grandview Methodist Episcopal Church of Alanthus, Kansas. It was discontinued in 1941. The town of Alanthus existed for a time, but became another ghost town due to the lack of the railroad.
The ethnicity of its settlers is unknown.
Gove County Historical MuseumThey used the following sources in writing this information.
"History and Heritage of Gove County". Gove County Historical Museum.
Harrington, W. P. "History of Gove County, Kansas".
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