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Homesteading in Finney County

Garden City

The area of land on which Garden City was later platted was homesteaded by C. J. (Buffalo) Jones, John A. Stevens, and the Fulton brothers, Jim and Billy in the late 1870's and early 1880's. Garden City was incorporated on January 13, 1883.

The ethnicity of its settlers is unknown.


Finney County Historical Society. History of Finney County. Garden City, KS: 1950.


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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