Pleasant Grove, Kansas
|Pleasant Grove, Kansas|
KDOT map of Douglas County (legend)
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Elevation||1,086 ft (331 m)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|FIPS code||20-56350 |
|GNIS ID||479511 |
According to the Lawrence Journal-World, it is believed that the first organized Douglas County German Baptist group met in Pleasant Grove in 1858, in the house of Stephen Studebaker. Several years later, during Quantrill's Raid, William Quantrill and his men came close to Pleasant Grove after pillaging Lawrence. However, because many of the raiders were drunk and loud, some of the townsfolk alerted others as to the raiders' presence. Nevertheless, Quantrill and his men razed a number of houses and barns in the area, looking for anti-slavery settlers of interest.
In 1877, the first German Baptist meeting house in the state of Kansas was built in the town.
It had a post office from 1875 until 1900.
- Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) details for Pleasant Grove, Kansas; United States Geological Survey (USGS); October 13, 1978.
- Sneed, Bill (August 21, 2001). "Civil War Memories Retold". Lawrence Journal-World. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
- "Post Offices". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved January 24, 2018.
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