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New Beginnings
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New Beginnings

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Rose Hill, KS (City) - Origin

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The naming and origin of the city Rose Hill, KS, 1878.
Establishment of a post office, 1873

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Mitchell, Lois, Rose Hill, KS

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Kansas State Gazetteer and Business Directory
Mitchell, Lois, Rose Hill, KS

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Rose Hill Public Library, Rose Hill, KS

Date

1878

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Kansas State Gazetteer and Business Directory
Mitchell, Lois, Rose Hill, KS

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Mitchell, Lois, Rose Hill, KS, “New Beginnings,” Digital Rose Hill, accessed February 21, 2019, https://rosehill.digitalsckls.info/item/43.
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ROSE HILL
HOW IT WAS NAMED
There is no actual proof as to how Rose Hill was named. In an article in the Douglass Tribune, May 15, 1908,it states the name of Rose Hill was probable given by the Quaker settlement in the spring for the wild roses blooming so beautiful upon the prairie.
In the book, History of Butler, 1916 by Vol Mooney, Mr. Himebaugh has written a chapter on Richland Township. In it he said the name Rose Hill was demised by Mr. J.H. Lowery who had a great fancy for roses and botanical culture and tried to beautify his farm by planting roses and shrubbery. It was call the Rose Farm. The name was carried to the post office established by Levi Williams.
I have a hard time with this story as the school was flamed Rose Hill when it was established Nov. 19, 1873 and the post office was established March 26, 1874. Mr. Lowrey's deed was dated Jan 4, 1877. Osage land was obtained by pre-emption and only six months of residence was required. It is very unusual one would wait almost four years to file for his patent.
Mrs. Marie Goley,grand-daughter of Eli Cox and daughter of John Goley says her father ran a blacksmith shop and store across the road east of the school house and he was the one who came up with the name "Rose Hill."
These are the ones I have found, you will just have to take your pick. I prefer the name given by the Quakers.
West side of Rose Hill Road. This land belonged to Johnathan Thomas. He didn't have it platted. He built the building which was later the bank building, what was referred to as "The North Store" and the Lumber yard and coal bins v
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KANSAS STATE GAZETEER AND BUSINESS DIRECTORY
ROSE HILL.
In pleasant township, southwest corner of Butler about 25 miles from the county seat.
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ROSE HILL. A settlement in Pleasant township, southwestern part of Butler countj, 26 n^es from El Dorado (ch), and 20 from Wichita, its shipping point. Ships produce. Land ranges from $5 to $20 per acre. Mail, tri-weekly. H. C. Staley, postmaster and general store.
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ROSE HILL. A country postofHce in Pleasant township, in the southwestern part of Butler county. 26 miles from El Dorado, the county seat, and 9 northwest of Douglas, on the D. br. of the A., T. & S. F. R. R., its shipping and banking point. Ships produce. Mail, tri-weekly. H. C. Staley, postmaster.
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Meeker F V, general store.
Staley H C, General Store.
’ ROSEHXLIi. In Butler county, 26 miles from UU Dorado, me county seat,ana 0 northwest of Douglas, on the A., T. & B. F. R. R., its shipping and banking point. H. 0. Btaley, postmaster.
Dunn Frederick, physician.
Harris W J, blacksmith.
..Meeker F V; general store.
Btaley H C, General Store.
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HOSE HILL. On tbo C. K. & W. R. R., in Butler county, 26 miles from El Dorado, the county seat, and 0 northwest of Douglass, its banking point. Exp., W.,
F. & Co. Population, 33. James A. Keister, postmaster.
Barkalow J A, physician.
Harris W J, blacksmith.
Keister James A, Mngr F V Meeker. Meeker F V. general store.
Smith Wm M, general store.
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ROSE HILL.' On the C. K.'& W. RR In Butler county, 80 miles from El Dorado, the county seat and 9 northwest of Douglass, its banking point. Exp. W F. & Co. Population 88._A. A? Greene, postmaster^_'
Barkalow J A. physician
Greene A A, General Store,
Harris W J, blacksmith, '?./;• . ...
Hill J T, grain. '
Jones P, grain i-
Meador Thomas G agent C.K & W.R.R.
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ROSE HILL. Od the C., K. & W. R. R., in Butler county, 80 milea from El Dorado, the county seat, and 9 northwest of Douglass, its banking point. Exp., W., F. & Co. .Population, 55. A. A. Greene, postmaster.
Barkalow J A, physician.
Cooley J E, live stock.
Grocno A A, General Store.
Harris W J, blacksmith.
Harrold W J, railroad and exp agt. Hoag W E, general store.
Pease 0 J, hardware and lumber; Ralllns H T, grain.
Rogers <fc Clegg, meats.
Silknitter & Hicks, contra and builders. Staley H C, grain. •
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ROSE HILL. Population, 80. On
the A., T. & s.f.. lu Richland township, Butler couuty,'.30 miles southwest . of • Eldorado, * the county! seat; and 0 from 'Doughiss. the nearestj banking point. Agriculture and stock raising. Oi>ening for a general mer-• ohandlse establishment. Tel., W. U. Exp., W. F. .& Co. Rosa F. Silknitter, postmaster._______________________•
Beard i C. Harnessmaker.
Cnoley .i ,E, live stock.
.Gates S W, barber. • ' .
Hall Bros, general store.
Hall F B, physician.
Harris W.N. hardware, lumber, coal.
grain and blacksmith.
Harrold W .J.R.R. exp and tel agt.
Silknitter H P., carpenter.
SILKNITTER ROSE F, Stationery, Confectionery. Cigars and Tobacco.
Staley F B, grain and live stock.
Staley H.C., justice of peace, live stock and poultry.
TAFT E A & CO, General Store. Thomas Jonathan, lumber.
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ROSE HILL. Population, 100. On the A., T. & S. Fe Ry, in Rlchland township, Butler county, 30 miles s. w. of Eldorado, the county seat, and 9 from Douglass, the nearest banking point. Agriculture and stock raising. Tel., W. U. Exp., W., F. & Co.
Barkalow J A, physician.
Beard I C, harness.
Eckhnrdt J W, blacksmith.
HALL J L 4. SON, General Store. Harris W N, hardware.
Kinsey P It, general store. .
Rose Hill Creamery Co.
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ROSE HILL. Population, 100. On the A., T. & S. Fe Ry., In Richland township, Butler county, 30 miles s. w. of Eldorado ,the county seat. Agricul-ture and stock rahlng. Has a bank. Tel., W. U. Exp., W., F. & Co. Telephone connection. Anna Hodson, postmaster.
Barkalow J A, physician.
Beckner I M, blacksmith.
Crews W A, R R, exp and tel agt. Harris W N, hardware and. grain. Kinsey P R, general store.
Pickett D S, cream buyer and feed.
ROSE HILL 8TATE BANK (Capital $10,000), James McCluggage Pres, J F McCluggage Cashier. ( See card.)
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Rose Hill State Bank
ROSE HILL, KANSAS.
Capital, . - - $10,000.00
Surplus, - - 1,600.00
OFFICERS.
James McClufrsrare. President
W. N. Harris. Vice-President
J. F. McClurtage, Cashier
Silknitter Mrs Rosa, confectioner. Thomas Jonathan, lumber.
Stanley J T, general store. Swindell & Cox, confectioners.
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ROSE HILL. Population* 150. On the A., T. & S. Fe Ry., in Richland township, Butler county, 30 miles 8. w. of Eldorado, the county seat. Has a bank. Exp., W., F. &. Co. Telephone connection. Mina Silknitter, postmaster.
Barkalow J A, physician.
Cox Virgil, confectioner.
Dennett, Cooley & Postom, Btock buyers.
Harris W N, hardware and grain. Kinsey P R, general store.
Pickett D S, cream buyer and feed.
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2nd sale:
Jonathan Thomas to
II.P. Silknitter Jan 1893
324 1/2 s of right-of-way 87 1/2 S 140' W 87^ N
140 E to the point of beginning
Silknitter Estate to
Clarence & Elizabeth Russel July
to
J.E. & Linnie Cook to
Sid & Dorothy Perrine to
Orville & Amy Whitmer to
Willard & Ruth Bashaw
Bill & Pattie Rash to
Willard & Ruth Bashaw to
Rose Hill Developers to
Larry & Ann Young to
Rose Hill State Bank
1943
1953
1960
1961
1973
1976
WEST SIDE OF ROSE HILL ROAD
NE% Sec 36 Twp 29 Range 3 E This \ section was a Patent
Leonind Ellis Dec.l
a single man June
to
D.J. Hathaway June
Orpha N Hathaway June
to
Jonathan Thomas June
Josephine B. Thomas June
Land Grant , 1874
17, 1876 date deed 28, 1888
29, 1888 recorded 28
29, 1888 recorded
recorded
Mr Thomas sold off several lots for development The first sale I could fine was:
Jonathan Thomas
to
0.J. Peas e June 1892
237 ' S . of Ri ght -a-way
s. -- 87 V
W to 20 ' ea s t of right-a-way
N to parallel to Right-a-way
E to point of be ginning
0 . J.Pease
to
Joseph L. Hall 189 7.
Joseph Hall Est ate
to
Mina Silknitter Oct. 27, 1
237 ' S of Right- a-way
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140' 87V 140 ' 87V'
to
V.L. Nowalk 1946
Robert and Gula Clinger 1948 Lester & Kay Arvin 1965
Rose Hill Developers 1968
Rose Hill State Bank
Rose Ilill is but a small place, but it is the only town in the country that has maintained a steady growth and. improvement during the period of collapsing booms.,
1892
Rose hill has no spasmodic boom, but a gradual building up. She is the picture of health, vvcalth and prosperity. She can boast of two good general stores, a hardware store, blacksmith shop, good lumber yard, and not one of them run their proprietors. We have more grain and live stock buyers than any other town of our size, and they work for the town as well as the interest of the farmers. So you can see our town is prospering nicely.
Feb 1893