Kansas History and Heritage Project--Dickinson County History

Dickinson County History


"Homes of the Husbandmen" a canvass of northern Dickinson Co. farms, 1883-1884.

"Around Newbern Township" written Dec. 1884, by the Newbern Twp. correspondent for the Abilene Reflector.

"Abilene, Past and Present" by M. Hofman, 1885.

1885 Dickinson County Fair winners and premiums.

1889 Dickinson County real estate transactions, May-December.

George W. Freeman's pioneer account of Dickinson County.

Oh, the lovely things you can find on Ebay! Dunlop Letters letters by Hayes Twp. resident James Dunlop to his sister and brother in Canada--vivid descriptions of a Dickinson County farm in the 1870's. Transcription and original pages.

"Abilene, First of the Kansas Cow Towns" by George L. Cushman

"Cumberland Countians In Kansas" an account of former residents of that Pennsylvania county in Dickinson County, 1884.

1891 Township Officers

1892 Township Officers

1887 Post Offices and Postmasters

Early Dickinson County Post Offices







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