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Homesteading in Mitchell County


Brittsville was started in 1871 by a G. Beaver when he sought to open a mill on the Solomon River. A store, a post office and a drug store were in Brittsville by 1879.

When the railroad came through in 1879/1880, the town site was moved to the present site - a move of one mile. Alfred Simpson deeded some land on which the new town site stood, and in 1882, the name was changed to Simpson.

The ethnicity of its settlers is unknown.


"Souvenir Booklet Prepared for the Horseless Carriage Club." Beloit, KS: Beloit Daily Call, 1954.


Hours and Contacts

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

Spring Hours:
Sun:             1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Mon-Thurs: 7:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday:         7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sat:            10:00 am - 5:00 pm

For current month(s) and detailed information, please select desired month under announcements (below).

Phone: 785.628.4434
Fax: 785.628.4096
Contacts Directory
Mailing Address:
   Forsyth Library
   600 Park Street
   Hays, KS 67601
Physical Address:

   502 South Campus Drive
   Hays, KS 67601-4099