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This settlement is located in the middle of an 8 mile long valley with Prairie Dog Creek to the south and Elk Creek to the north. The story is that the Indians named the area Long Island because of the land being between two bodies of water. Some of the first settlers came in 1869. By 1873 many families had settled in the area. In 1885, the town was moved to be on the railroad, and it prospered for many years at that location.
The ethnicity of its settlers is unknown.
Phillipsburg-Phillips County centennial, 1872-1972. Edited by Cecil B. Kingery. 1972.
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