Dover, Shawnee County

Title

Dover, Shawnee County

Subject

Dover, Kansas: More Than Just a Dot on the Map

Description

For years, the small town of Dover has been a mere blip on the map of Kansas – in fact; it does not appear at all on some maps. Until recently, when a Dover baker won a national pie-baking contest, even residents of Shawnee County, where Dover is located, had heard little about the town. The unincorporated township, which has a population of 1,7342, lies on Kansas Highway 4 about twelve miles southwest of Topeka. Dover truly does embody the saying, “if you blink, you might miss it.” Though Dover might be lost to most Kansas residents, the town remains as a small thriving community with a rich historical background.

Creator

Jess Rutledge

Publisher

The Chapman Center for Rural Studies

Date

Fall 2011

Rights

The Chapman Center for Rural Studies

Relation

Kansas State University, Department of History

Format

pdf, 411 kB

Geolocation

Citation

Jess Rutledge, “Dover, Shawnee County,” Lost Kansas Communities, accessed November 22, 2019, https://lostkscommunities.omeka.net/items/show/63.