Beverly

Beverly Welcome Sign

A competitor in the annual Beverly Mud Run. Photo credit: Linda Rosebrook.

A competitor in the annual Beverly Mud Run.
Photo credit: Linda Rosebrook.

Beverly, located on the eastern border of Lincoln County, was the first settlement in the county. Settled by Civil War veterans known as the “ Colorado Boys” in 1865, the town was incorporated in 1905 a s a third class city, located in Colorado Township.

Once a thriving community, Beverly was the home to Beverly State Bank, a drug store complete with a marble topped fountain backed by a huge mirror, a harness shop, restaurants, retail establishments, a barber shop, doctor’s office, and a hotel.

Beverly enjoys notoriety as the birthplace and childhood home of Donald K. Ross, the recipient of the first Congressional Medal of Honor awarded in World War II. A portion of Kansas Highway 18, which passes by the north edge of town, was recently renamed t he Donald K. Ross Memorial Highway in his honor.

Beverly’s community center, called the Colorado Township Hall, is located on Main Street and is home to many community events.

Today Beverly is the home to Wilson State Bank, the recently expanded Crop Service Center, specializing in custom application of fertilizer and herbicides, and a recycling center operated by CB T rucking and housed in what was once the Beverly school.

The Beverly Fire Department hosts a fundraising Mud Run each year while the Beverly Community Club hosts their Turkey Shoot each November. The Beverly Rural School Alumni Association celebrated its 100th annual reunion, believed to be among the longest continually running school reunions in Kansas, last May.


Government Information:
City Council meetings held once a month on the first Monday at 7 p.m. The city office is located at 203 N. Main Street.

City Clerk: Caroline Piersee
Phone: 785-436-2363

Hours:

  • Monday & Tuesday – 9:00 a.m. to Noon
  • Wednesday – Closed
  • Thursday – 1:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Friday – 9:00 a.m. to Noon, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday – Closed

Utilities:
Kansas Gas Service: 800-794-4780
Westar Electric: 800-383-1183
Twin Valley Telephone, Cable & Internet: 800-515-3311
Water, Sewer & Trash: 785-436-2363

Services:
Wilson State Bank
CB Trucking & Services
Crop Services
US Post Office

Churches:
Beverly Community Church

 


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