Broughton, Clay County

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Title

Broughton, Clay County

Subject

Every Small Town Was Someone’s Home Town: The Vanished Community of Broughton, Kansas

Description

At the latest estimate, Kansas may have nearly 9,000 vanished, named communities. These places had many faces: small crossroads villages; depot mail drops on rail lines, lingering communities that coalesced around a church, rapidly-fading religious colonies on the bleak
western plains; villages that grew up on both sides of a river; towns that had as many as five names -- and towns that had a single name but no people. Vanished town signs state
proudly that here was the first orphanage, denominational church, ladies’ institute, Pony Express stop, mission, or trading post. Regardless of how these towns are remembered, and for what, they are all related in one way: they were someone’s home town.

Creator

M.J. Morgan, Research Director

Publisher

Chapman Center for Rural Studies

Date

March 2012

Rights

Chapman Center for Rural Studies

Relation

Kansas State University, Department of History

Format

pdf, 2 MB

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Citation

M.J. Morgan, Research Director , “Broughton, Clay County,” Lost Kansas Communities, accessed November 18, 2017, http://lostkscommunities.omeka.net/items/show/47.