Germantown, Smith County

Title

Germantown, Smith County

Subject

German settlement in northwestern Smith County. The town was abandoned by 1885.

Description

The lost town of Germantown was founded by hard working settlers who, with the last of their money, bought claims on this sight. They fought valiantly to break the western Kansas landscape and began to prosper. By standing up and refusing to have a railroad they kept their quiet town, but not for long. With a town popping up four miles south next to the railway, Germantown soon faded until the only thing left was the cemetery we see today.

Creator

Halee Thompson

Publisher

The Chapman Center for Rural STudies

Date

Fall 2012

Rights

The Chapman Center for Rural Studies

Relation

Kansas State University, Department of History

Format

pdf

Type

Document

Geolocation

Citation

Halee Thompson, “Germantown, Smith County,” Lost Kansas Communities, accessed November 22, 2019, https://lostkscommunities.omeka.net/items/show/116.