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:
- The Spring Hill United Methodist Church
- The Spring Hill Chamber of Commerce
- The Spring Hill Historical Society
View a copy of the Spring Hill History Guide to learn more about our city's interesting past. You can also view a copy of the downtown Spring Hill mural information guide.
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.