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Homesteading in Phillips County

Marvin / Glade

The town was laid out in 1878 under the name of Marvin which was the name of a lieutenant in the area watching for Indian troubles. It was platted as Marvin in the year 1883. Three other towns, Kildare, Chillicothe and Cowley, were also located near Marvin. Kildare was on the north-south road of the Ft. Hays-Ft. Kearney route, and Chillicothe was on the Pike's Peak road that ran north and south from Ft. Hays to Pikes Peak. All three towns eventually consolidated into Marvin. There were problems with the mail service to Marvin and Marion (another town in Kansas) due to the closeness of the spellings, so it was petitioned in 1908 to change the name of Marvin to another name. The name of Glade was picked, but the year when the name was changed is unknown. The town of Glade became incorporated in 1948.


Phillipsburg-Phillips County centennial, 1872-1972. Edited by Cecil B. Kingery. 1972


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   Hays, KS 67601
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   Hays, KS 67601-4099