CLOUD COUNTY, KANSAS

HISTORY

JAMESTOWN

Jamestown, an incorporated city of the third class in Cloud county, is located at the junction of two branches of the Missouri Pacific R. R. and on Buffalo Creek, 10 miles west of Concordia, the county seat. It has a bank, a feed mill, stone quarries, 2 grain elevators, a weekly newspaper (the Kansas Optimist), telegraph and express offices and an international money order postoffice with four rural routes. There are about 50 business establishments. The population in 1910 was 462. The town was founded in 1878 and incorporated in 1883. (Kansas Cyclopedia, Volume II, Edited by Frank W. Blackmar, A. M., Ph. D., 1912, page 19)

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