Thursday, December 20, 2012

Saltville, Kansas.

Mitchell County.
Salt Creek Township Map, 1884.
On the county map Saltville can be found in Township 9-south and Range 7-west.  on the Township map Saltville can be found in section 9.
Saltville Post Office.
Saltville post office open March 11, 1873 and ran to August 15, 1901.  Frist postmaster was William W. Abercrombie.
Postmaster William W. Abercrombie, 1883.
W. W. ABERCROMBIE, farmer and postmaster, Saltville, was born in Georgia in 1846; came to Mitchell County, Kan., in 1869; took a homestead thirteen miles south of Beloit; is now the owner of 1,240 acres, with 400 under cultivation. Has forty head of cattle and one hundred hogs, and six head of horses. When Mr. Abercrombie came to Mitchell County, he had about $300, and a wife and six children. In 1870 the first election in Mitchell County, Mr. Abercrombie and eight others were all the votes in his township, six miles wide and twenty-four long, and he brought the poll-books to Beloit the county-seat, and when he came to the Solomon River, he was compelled to leave his horse on the south side and swim across. He also left his shooting iron on the other side, a thing the early settlers hated very much to do. When the subject of this sketch moved to Mitchell County, his nearest neighbor lived thirteen miles away. Mr. Abercrombie now holds the office of postmaster of Saltville, and has held the office of township clerk. Is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and is also a Royal Arch Mason. He was married at Cooper Gap, on top of Blue Ridge, in Lumpkin County, Ga., to Miss Elizabeth Brookshire, and is the father of ten children. His little daughter Arvey was the first white child born in Mitchell County south of the river.
Saltville Kansas, 1912.
Saltville, one of the inland hamlets of Mitchell county, is located on Salt creek in the southeastern part of the county, about 12 miles south of Beloit, the county seat, and 7 miles northwest of Barnard, from which place it receives mail by rural route. The population in 1910 was 25.

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