Additional Russell County Resources
Russell County History
To all intents and purposes, Russell is a prairie county, and for miles and miles, not a sign of a tree or bush can be seen.
Schools and Mills
The first school established in Russell County, was a private school in the town of Russell, in July 1871. It was supported by the colonists who located at Russell in April of that year.
Statistics Of Growth
In population, the county has advanced rather slowly, some years being quite progressive and others retrogressive.
Town of Russell
Russell is situated on the ridge between the Saline and Smoky Hill rivers, distant from the former four miles, and from the latter seven.
In 1878, the Congregationalists, who had an organization since August, 1872. The Methodists, although having an organization in town since December, 1872, when the church was organized by Rev. John O'Connor
The town has four different lodges Societies Russell Lodge, Russell Lodge, Pioneer Lodge and The Russell County Driving Park Association.
For the last three years the town has been rather retrogressive than progressive
Additional Kansas Resources
History of Kansas
One of the best Histories of Kansas, taken from Kansas and Kansans
The Indian Linguistic families represented in Kansas may be separated into two principal divisions or heads
Over 2100 biographies specific to Kansas in the 19th and early 20th century have been added to a searchable database.
Russell County, History of the State of Kansas, 1883