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.

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 typically holds meetings at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month which 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.

Check out the 2015-2016 Historical Society Events Calendar to learn more about future programs and special events.