Saffordville, Chase County

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Title

Saffordville, Chase County

Subject

Wrath of the Cottonwood: Saffordville, Chase County, Kansas, 1872-1957

Description

The ghost town of Saffordville, in eastern Chase County, was established in the 1870s along the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe railroad. The town never incorporated, but by the early 1900s had a myriad of commercial businesses and over two hundred people. However, it was located in the flood-prone Cottonwood River valley, and when the river catastrophically flooded in 1951 the town was seriously damaged and soon abandoned. This study illustrates the history of Saffordville through newspapers, maps, photographs, and books.

Creator

Matthew Leverich

Publisher

The Chapman Center for Rural Studies

Date

Spring 2013

Rights

The Chapman Center for Rural Studies

Relation

Kansas State University, Department of History

Format

pdf

Type

Document

Geolocation

Citation

Matthew Leverich, “Saffordville, Chase County,” Lost Kansas Communities, accessed November 20, 2018, https://lostkscommunities.omeka.net/items/show/131.