Kansas History

This page contains a collection of things that occurred in Kansas during the year 1875. Wherever possible, a link has been provided to a page containing more information.



Jun. 1, 1875 - Chautauqua County was created by an act of the Kansas legislature by the division of Howard County into Elk County (the northern half) and Chautauqua County (the southern half).

Jun. 8, 1875 - A severe storm of wind and rain passed over Jefferson county, and did considerable damage to the growing crops, and demolished many farm buildings.

Jun. 11, 1875 - Clay Centre was incorporated, as a city of the third class, at which time the inhabitants numbered 350.

Oct. 11, 1875 - The McPherson County Agricultural Society opened their first County Fair at McPherson.

Nov. 2, 1857 - The first marriage in Kingman county took place at the house of A. D. Culver, in Kingman, the contracting parties being Jesse McCarty, and Miss Cecilia Capitola Scribner, the ceremony having been performed by W. H. Mosher, a Justice of the Peace.

Nov. 9, 1875 - The town of Council Grove was visited by a fire which destroyed not only the school building, but Shamleffer's mill and other property, entailing a total loss of $35,000.

Nov. 12, 1875 - Another fire struck the town of Ellsworth and carried away an entire block on South Main Street, running west from Douglas Avenue.

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