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A petition from residents of Stafford County request Kansas Governor St. John designate and declare the town of Camden as Temporary County Seat as the town is the nearest available location to the geographical center. In the late 19th century the location of County Seat was important to residents in towns of Kansas. Supporters of numerous locations within the counties of Kansas believed if their town was selected as County Seat, the success of the town would be guaranteed. The establishment of County Seat meant a courthouse would be built as well as bridges, roads, and schools. The competition of the location of County Seat among towns often resulted in bribery, fraud, and even violence.

Creator: Kansas. Governor (1879-1883 : St. John)
Date: 1879

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Item Number: 455775
Call Number: Governor's Office, Governor John Pierce St. John, Correspondence Received, Subject Files, Box 11 Folder 13
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 455775

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