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 List of Kansas Counties

Belpre | Kinsley | Lewis | Nettleton | Offerle | Wendell

Homesteading in Edwards County

Belpre

The town site was platted on June 2, 1886, by the Arkansas Valley Town and Land Company. It was located on a homestead that was filed by Henry McKibben in 1879. Belpre was named after the McKibben's former home in Ohio, and it means beautiful prairie. The post office was established in 1879.

The ethnicity of its settlers is unknown.

Sources

Richardson, Myrtle H. "Oft' Told Tales: A History of Edwards County, Kansas, to 1900". Lewis, KS: The Lewis Press, 1976.

 

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