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List of Kansas Counties


Homesteading in Kingman County


The town company laid out the site for Cleveland in October 1879 along the Kingman - Medicine Stage Line. A post office opened on January 2, 1880, and by 1881, Cleveland petitioned for the county seat. The results of an election held on November 7 determined that Cleveland's attempt to be the county seat failed. Kingman continued its status as the county seat.

The Hutchinson, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad arrived in Cleveland in 1890. Because there was another Cleveland on the railroad line (in Oklahoma), the station was named Carvel. The town peaked in the early 1900's, and today there are fewer than 25 residents.

The ethnicity of its settlers is not known.


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


Hours and Contacts

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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Mailing Address:
   Forsyth Library
   600 Park Street
   Hays, KS 67601
Physical Address:

   502 South Campus Drive
   Hays, KS 67601-4099