One of Kansas' most distinguished pioneers E. D. Gorham founded and platted the city in 1879. A native of Illinois, he named the streets after cities in Illinois. Gorham was the first community in the county to have dial telephones and the Gorham State Bank was the first bank to use a Recordak Machine to photocopy checks front and back. It was installed in 1947.
The Russell County
Historical Society & Genealogy Society
Russell County Historical Society and Genealogy Society
P. O. Box 245 or 331 Kansas Street Russell, Ks 67665
Phone (785) 483-3637
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