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Ness City's First Schoolhouse


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Ness City's First Schoolhouse The pioneer Pembleton family purchased the Old Echo Print Shop, a small native stone building built in 1882, which had at one time been the first schoolhouse in Ness City, and the Pembletons donated it to the Historical Society. Due to the growing number of artifacts, an addition was built on the east and south sides of the schoolhouse. The building is still owned by the Historical Society.

The schoolhouse has been restored like an old time schoolroom and many artifacts are stored in the addition.


Address: 209 East Sycamore

See the Ness County Historical Museum at 123 S. Pennsylvania for hours and special tours.

Museum Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Closed Mondays and Holidays, except by appointment

No Admission Charge, donations accepted

123 S. Pennsylvania Avenue
785-798-3298,
785-798-2505,
785-798-3365

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Recreational facilities include a modern municipal swimming pool, hard-surfaced tennis courts, city park playgrounds, theatre, the Cedar Bluff reservoir recreational area on K-147 highway only 27 miles northeast. Good fishing is provided from the waters of the Cedar Bluff reservoir, Goodman Lake (

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George Washington Carver Memorial Marker

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One of Beeler's most famous pioneer settlers was George Washington Carver, who journeyed by wagon from Highland, Kansas to Eden Township in Ness Countv with J.F. Beeler.

In August 1886, Carver established a claim on the SE ¾ of 4-19- 26

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Ness City's First Schoolhouse

The pioneer Pembleton family purchased the Old Echo Print Shop, a small native stone building built in 1882

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This memorial honors Ness County Veterans, with a special remembrance to those who made the ultimate sacrifice when answering their country'

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Corporal Noah V. Ness Statue

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