Girard, Kansas

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Girard is a city in Crawford Township, Crawford County, Kansas, United States (PLSS description = T29S,R23E,sec24 and sec13 from the Sixth Principal Meridian). The population was 2,773 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Crawford County[3]. This city is located on a gently undulating prairie at the center of the county. It is regularly laid out, has a public square in the center.

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Girard was founded in the spring of 1868, in opposition to Crawfordsville, and named after the town of Girard, Pennsylvania, the former home of trustee Charles Strong. [4] It was based around the surveyed line of the Kansas City, Fort Scott and Gulf Railroad, in an attempt to gain an advantage over its rival.[5]

The first buildings erected in Girard were a general store, a dwelling house, an Eclectic Physician and Surgeon, and a drugstore. Some time during this year the first blacksmith shop-Boyle Blacksmith-was opened on the North side of the square, followed by White Blacksmith on the Northwest corner of the square. The first birth in Girard was that of Mary Fletcher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Fletcher, and the first death that of Mrs. L. Crawford in the spring of 1869. Immediately after the death of this lady, the Judge, McIntosh, located the cemetery southwest of the city.[citation needed]

The first celebration in Girard occurred on July 4, 1868. It was a Sunday school celebration and a celebration of the nation's natal day, both in one. Under a law passed in March, 1871, Girard became a city of the third class, and in the early part of April elected her first city officers. The last meeting of the trustees was held April 5, and the first meeting of the new Council was held on the 7th.[citation needed]

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