Skiddy, Kansas

Skiddy is an Unincorporated community in Morris County, Kansas, United States.[1]

Skiddy, Kansas
KDOT map of Morris County (legend)
Skiddy is located in Kansas
Skiddy
Skiddy
Skiddy is located in the United States
Skiddy
Skiddy
Coordinates: 38°52′5″N 96°47′40″W / 38.86806°N 96.79444°W / 38.86806; -96.79444Coordinates: 38°52′5″N 96°47′40″W / 38.86806°N 96.79444°W / 38.86806; -96.79444[1]
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyMorris
Founded1870 [2]
Elevation1,240 ft (380 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code785
FIPS code20-65775 [1]
GNIS ID476875 [1]

HistoryEdit

Skiddy was founded in 1870.[2] It was named after railroad magnate Francis Skiddy.[3] Between March 11, 1879, and August 3, 1883, it was renamed Camden.[4]

The post office in Skiddy was discontinued in 1953.[4] The Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad served Skiddy for many years, and the grain elevator adjacent to the railroad tracks still stands today.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) details for Skiddy, Kansas; United States Geological Survey (USGS); October 13, 1978.
  2. ^ a b History of the State of Kansas: Containing a Full Account of Its Growth from an Uninhabited Territory to a Wealthy and Important State. A. T. Andreas. 1883. p. 809.
  3. ^ "Towns & Places of Morris County - Page 2". Legends of Kansas. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved June 15, 2014.

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