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List of Kansas Counties


Homesteading in Kingman County

Basil / Gage

Founded on February 1, 1892, as a post office, Gage later became the location of a station on the Hutchinson, Oklahoma, and Gulf Railroad line. When the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe took over this line on January 1, 1901, they changed the name to Basil. In 1937, the Basil and Cleveland mail routes were combined and the Basil post office was closed.

The ethnicity of its settlers is unknown.


"Kingman County History: Kingman County, Kansas and Its People." Kingman, KS: Kingman County Historical Society, 1984.


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Monday,April 21 Forsyth will close at 10 pm because of no electricity

Spring Hours:
Sun:             1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Mon-Thurs: 7:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday:         7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sat:            10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Phone: 785.628.4434
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   600 Park Street
   Hays, KS 67601
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   502 South Campus Drive
   Hays, KS 67601-4099