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Brookville, Kansas

Another Kansas cowtown, Brookville got its start when the tracks of the Kansas Pacific Railroad reached the area in 1867. Located about 15 miles southwest of Salina, its first settler was a man named John Crittenden. The first buildings erected in the town were the round house and shops of the Kansas Pacific Railroad.

That very first year, Brookville was attacked by Indians. Angered by the railroad pushing west into their hunting grounds, a large group of warriors converged upon the town. Taking refuge, the townsfolk escaped to the roundhouse where a barricade was hastily thrown up.

BrookvilleBrookville is not a total ghost town, as its population is about 260 people. However, it is a shell of its former heydays as a cowtown when its population was about 2,000.

Brookville, KS - Brookville Hotel

Brookville, KS - Brookville Hotel

Brookville, KS - Business Building

Brookville, KS - Business Building

Brookville, KS - Downtown

Brookville, KS - Downtown

Brookville, KS - Elevator

Brookville, KS - Elevator

Brookville, KS - Merchantile

Brookville, KS - Merchantile

Brookville, KS - Storefront

Brookville, KS - Storefront

Brookville, KS - Hardware Store

Brookville, KS - Hardware Store

Brookville, KS - Post Office

Brookville, KS - Post Office

Brookville, KS - Barn

Brookville, KS - Barn

Brookville, KS - Building - Posterized

Brookville, KS - Building - Posterized

Brookville, KS - Cavalry Cemetery

Brookville, KS - Cavalry Cemetery

Brookville, KS - Methodist Church

Brookville, KS - Methodist Church

Brookville, KS - Farm

Brookville, KS - Farm

Brookville, KS - Gas Station

Brookville, KS - Gas Station

Brookville, KS - Gas Station & Truck

Brookville, KS - Gas Station & Truck

Brookville, KS - Gas Station and Another Building

Brookville, KS - Gas Station and Another Building

Brookville, KS - School

Brookville, KS - School

Brookville, KS - Garage - 2

Brookville, KS - Garage - 2

Brookville, KS - Main Street Buildings

Brookville, KS - Main Street Buildings

Brookville, KS - Merry Go Round

Brookville, KS - Merry Go Round