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Prentis, Noble Lovely. "History of Kansas". Winfield, KS: E. P. Greer, 1899.
Settlers arrived in the area in 1866 and began to farm their claims. They had to deal with the Indians who raided the settlers numerous times between 1866 and 1870. May 9, 1870 was when 3 men were killed and July 2 was the last Indian raid in the county.
The county was organized in 1870 and Beloit was named the county seat. Mitchell County was named in honor of Captain William D. Mitchell of the Second Kentucky Cavalry, and formerly a private in the Kansas Second Cavalry.
Some of the settlers were of German heritage, most notably in the town of Tipton. Others were of Irish, English and French heritage.
Mitchell County Elementary Students. Mitchell County Historical Essays, 1962-1976. N.D.
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