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Hunter had been settled in the 1870's by settlers who built sod houses to live in. The town was named for Al Hunter, one of the original settlers, in 1880. A general store and a hardware store were among the businesses that were built.
In 1916, the Salina-Osborne Railroad was building a line through the county, and Old Hunter was about 4 miles from it. The townspeople moved the town site 4 miles west to be close to the rail line. (New) Hunter was organized as a third class city on January 9, 1919.
The ethnicity of its settlers is unknown.
"History of Hunter, Kansas and it's Surrounding Communities." Cawker City, KS: Cawker City Ledger, 1970.
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