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Homesteading in Grant County

Grant County map
Prentis, Noble Lovely. "History of Kansas". Winfield, KS: E. P. Greer, 1899.

Grant County, generally speaking is rather flat with the exception of Bear Creek. Bear Creek runs through the northwestern corner of the county. The south Cimarron runs through the southern part of the county, which is bordered by bluffs. The north fork of the Cimarron makes a bend near Ulysses and goes southeast.

The main movement of settlers into Grant County was in 1885, 1886, and 1887. Up to that time there were only three cattle ranches in the county; the Pig Pen ranch on the south fork of the Cimarron, the D.C. Sullivan ranch southwest of Ulysses, and the T-V ranch located near the Cimarron in the southeast part of the county. In the spring of 1885 the town of Ulysses was started and arrangements were made to organize the county. The settlers began to arrive and take claims here. In 1886 and 1887 the boom was on and every desirable quarter of land was filed on.

This web page has brief histories of the vanished towns in Grant County.

The ethnicity of its settlers is unknown.

Contact Us:

Historic Adobe Museum
P.O. Box 906
Ulysses, KS 67880
phone: (620) 356-3009
       fax: (620) 356-5082



Information from the Historic Adobe Museum


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

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   Hays, KS 67601
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