Dispatch, Smith and Jewell Counties

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Title

Dispatch, Smith and Jewell Counties

Subject

A Tale of Two Cemeteries: Dispatch, Smith and Jewell Counties, Kansas

Description

Located on the border of both Smith and Jewell Counties, tiny Dispatch was founded by the Dutch Reformed Church. When the church split along doctrinal lines, two cemeteries evolved for two different church populations. The main church was founded in 1871; the split occurred in 1872. The landscape of this area still reveals its early history. The bleak, flat prairies stretching around a large church and its two graveyards tell a tale of dissent and survival. The author, connected through family to these Dutch settlers, provides photographs and stories.

Creator

Hocking, Jillian

Publisher

The Chapman Center for Rural Studies

Date

2010

Rights

The Chapman Center for Rural Studies

Relation

Kansas State University, Department of History

Format

pdf

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Citation

Hocking, Jillian, “Dispatch, Smith and Jewell Counties,” Lost Kansas Communities, accessed November 18, 2017, http://lostkscommunities.omeka.net/items/show/5.