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Higgie Family Homes


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The Higgie family was a founding family with 10 children (5 of whom settled in Girard). Captain John and three sons were ship captains on the Great Lakes. In 1883, they purchased 80 acres in northwest Girard and named it the "Higgie Addition."

All of the family built large homes on the west side of North Summit. Son John M.'s home was the northern most Victorian home built in 1887. Daughter Ann's home was next door South. Daughter Jane's home was third to the south, built in 1887. The fourth home is no longer standing. The fifth home was built in 1886 and was for Capt. William Higgie and his wife. The family owned the 15 acre lake and ground surrounding Leonard and Park Street.


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Attractions and Upcoming Events


Big Flag Veteran Memorial

Drop by an see one of the nation's largest American Flags (30' x 60' - 130' high). While you can see the flag from your vehicle, you really must stand under the Big Flag to appreciate its true size, 130 feet high above the Kansas prairie honoring all war veterans.

Girard, KS Memorials

Huey Helicopter & Veteran's Memorial

On April 15, 1995, a formal ceremony dedicated a Huey Helicopter to its new home on the Southeast corner of the Crawford County Courthouse lawn. In addition to the Huey, a granite replica of the Vietnam Wall is engraved with the names of the 777

Girard, KS Memorials

Historic Court House Square

The current courthouse was built in 1922 and boasts beautiful Italian marble on the inside. Deer Statue, located at the southwest corner of the square, marks the spot Girard Founder, Dr. Charles H. Strong shot a deer and proclaimed that he would build a town on this very spot in 1868

Girard, KS Historic Courthouses

Winston Park

Winson Park was given to the people of Girard by Mr. J.E. Raymond. The Park has a swimming pool, playground equipment and picnic shelters.

Girard, KS City Parks

Things to do Historic Homes near Girard, KS

Emanuel Haldeman-Julius Home

Emanuel Haldeman lived at this farm home with his family beginning in 1918. The home is listed on the Kansas State Registe...

Henry Laurens Call Home

This is the home of Socialist lawyer, author, and lecturer, Henry Laurens Call. Call built the first airplane west of the Mis...

A. Wayland Home

The Wayland home was built in 1887, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built by the ...

Raymond Community Home

This beautiful old home was built in 1893 by Mr. Raymond for his bride. All the woodwork in the house is natural and differen...