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Kansas Historical Marker

Fargo Springs And Springfield

Kansas State Historical Marker
Seward County
      The importance of railroads to the early settlement and prosperity of the West is nowhere better illustrated than in the stories of two Seward County towns. Fargo Springs, founded in 1885 about three miles south of here, was the first town established in the county. The next year Springfield was located where this marker stands. In June it was named the temporary county seat but in August, after an election, the government was moved to Fargo Springs. The vote was contested and when recanvassed in 1887 the county seat was returned to Springfield.

    US-83, Seward County
    Roadside turnout, 16 miles north of Liberal, on site of old Springfield