Rock is an unincorporated community in Cowley County, Kansas, United States.
History [ edit ]
19th century [ edit ]
The post office was established August 12, 1870.
The nearby [1 ] Bucher Bridge is on the National Register of Historic Places.
In 1877, the
Florence, El Dorado, and Walnut Valley Railroad Company built a branch line from Florence to El Dorado, in 1881 it was extended to Douglass, and later to Arkansas City. The line was leased and operated by the [2 ] Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. The line from Florence to El Dorado was abandoned in 1942. The original branch line connected [3 ] Florence, Burns, De Graff, El Dorado, Augusta, Douglass, Rock, Akron, Winfield, Arkansas City.
21st century [ edit ]
In 2010, the
Keystone XL Pipeline was constructed about 2.5 miles west of Rock, north to south through Butler County, with much controversy over tax exemption and environmental concerns (if a leak ever occurs). [4 ] A pumping station named [5 ] Rock was built along the pipeline.
References [ edit ]
^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961, page 2". Kansas Historical Society . Retrieved 6 June 2014.
^ Marion County Kansas : Past and Present; Sondra Van Meter; MB Publishing House; LCCN 72-92041; 344 pages; 1972.
^ Railway Abandonment 1942
^ Keystone Pipeline - Marion County Commission calls out Legislative Leadership on Pipeline Deal; April 18, 2010.
^ Keystone Pipeline - TransCanada inspecting pipeline; December 10, 2010.
Further reading [ edit ]
History of the State of Kansas; William G. Cutler; A.T. Andreas Publisher; 1883. (Online HTML eBook)
Kansas : A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc; 3 Volumes; Frank W. Blackmar; Standard Publishing Co; 944 / 955 / 824 pages; 1912. (Volume1 - Download 54MB PDF eBook), (Volume2 - Download 53MB PDF eBook), (Volume3 - Download 33MB PDF eBook)
External links [ edit ]