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Homesteading in Greeley County

Hector

In the spring of 1886 the Greeley County Land and Town Company founded Hector four miles north of the town of Horace. Several businesses took off in Hector, some of which included a lumberyard, a hardware store, two hotels, and two stage lines. Even with all of these new businesses being built, in the summer and fall of 1886 the town of Hector declined and was transplanted to Tribune. Hector became the first ghost town in Greeley County as a result.

The ethnicity of its settlers is unknown.

Sources

Smith, Winifred, et al. History of Early Greeley County: A Story of its Tracks, Trails and Tribulations. Vol. 1. Tribune: Greeley County Historical Book Committee, 1981.

Sorensen, Conner. Ghost Towns of Greeley County Kansas. Tribune: Greeley County Republican, 1967.

 

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