Spring Hill History

A rich tradition of history and folklore


James B. Hovey was the first citizen to settle in the Spring Hill area when he arrived in March of 1857. Since then, tales of Spring Hill's growth, triumphs and tragedies have been documented by organizations such as:
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Thanks to these organizations, the City of Spring Hill is able to offer students, residents and visitors comprehensive resources on the history of Spring Hill. Explore our content and links and discover the unique Kansas experiences of Spring Hill's forefathers. By preserving our roots we are better able to set our path for the future.

View a copy of the Spring Hill History Guide to learn more about our city's interesting past. To view a copy of the downtown Spring Hill mural information guide, check out the brochure.

To read a documented history of Spring Hill from its roots in 1857 to the book's publishing in 1983, check out A History of Spring Hill, Kansas, a 200-page document with details of Spring Hill's past. 

Spring Hill Historical Society


The Spring Hill Historical Society is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting, preserving and honoring the legacy of Spring Hill's past. The Historical Society meets at the call of the chair. Meetings usually include guest speakers, artifact presentations, historical music, poetry, letters and discussions.

Meetings are open to the public, and all residents are always invited. Students are encouraged to attend, and the Society suggests that students check with their teachers for possible extra credit for attending meetings. To become a voting member of the society, individuals must pay $5 in annual dues.