Rossville and Surrounding Areas History

Rossville has a rich history, dating back to the mid-1800s. Many of the smaller communities around Rossville are also featured in our collection, such as Delia and Willard. Rossville also has close ties to communities such as Silver Lake, St. Marys, Maple Hill, and Emmett.






Through a joint project with other Northeast Kansas libraries and the Northeast Kansas Library System, a special website has been created that allows libraries to digitize their local, historical collections. Please visit to view pictures, documents, and much more from our community’s history.

William Cutler’s History of the State of Kansas from 1883 is fully digitized and available online.