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Sharon, Barber County, Kansas

USGS Aerial Photo of Sharon, Barber County, Kansas, 17 Aug 1991.
USGS Aerial Photo of Sharon, Barber County, Kansas, 17 Aug 1991.
Scale: 1 pixel = 4 meters

 Sharon, Kansas: Hometown of Martina McBride.

Two signs along Highway 160.

Photos by Ed Rucker, February 2007.
Sharon, Kansas: Hometown of Martina McBride. Two signs along Highway 160, February 2007.
Photograph courtesy of Ed Rucker.

Sharon, Kansas, February 2007.

'This is a photo about 2 miles north of Sharon looking south with the zoom lens on the camera.'

Photo and comment courtesy of Ed Rucker.
Sharon, Kansas, February 2007.
"This is a photo about 2 miles north of Sharon looking south with the zoom lens on the camera."
Photo & comment courtesy Ed Rucker.

Group of men in front of the Sharon Valley Cafe, Sharon, Kansas, circa 1928.

MWA Sharon Camp No 5436 Oct, Class 28 Camp

Photo courtesy of Ed Rucker.
Group of men in front of the Sharon Valley Cafe, Sharon, Kansas, circa 1928.
The original photo is captioned: "MWA Sharon Camp No 5436 Oct, Class 28 Camp"
Photo courtesy of Ed Rucker.

A.W. Schnelle & Sons Store, Sharon, Kansas. 

Photo courtesy of familyoldphotos.com.
A.W. Schnelle & Sons Store, Sharon, Kansas.
Photo courtesy of familyoldphotos.com.

Horses and buggies on Broadway, Sharon, Kansas. 

Photo courtesy of Ed Rucker.
Horses and buggies on Broadway, Sharon, Kansas.
Photo courtesy of Ed Rucker.

Sharon, Kansas, January 1958, view looking north.

Photo courtesy of Ed Rucker.
Sharon, Kansas, January 1958, view looking north.
"The building in the middle to right with the pillars and the triangular roof is Wisner Library.
I believe the street is called Broadway that is being looked down.
The "main" street in Sharon is not called Main Street.
Photo and comment courtesy of Ed Rucker.

Sharon, Kansas, January 1958, view looking north.

Photo courtesy of Ed Rucker.
Sharon, Kansas, January 1958, view looking north.
"The building in the middle right behind the white building is also partially shown in the first photo.
This building is diagonally across the street from Wisner Library.
The water tower in the photo is in the city park now named Martina McBride Park.
Photo and comment courtesy of Ed Rucker.

Plot Map of Sharon, Barber County, Kansas. 

From the 'Standard Atlas of Barber County Kansas', 1905.

Map courtesy of Kimberly (Hoagland) Fowles.

CLICK HERE to view a larger version of this map.
Plot Map of Sharon, Barber County, Kansas.
From the Standard Atlas of Barber County Kansas, 1905.
View a larger image of this map.
Map courtesy of Kimberly (Hoagland) Fowles.

Christian Church, Sharon, Kansas, 1917-1918.

Photo postcard courtesy of Douglas Lyon.
Sharon Christian Church, Sharon, Kansas, 1917-1918.
Postcard to Albert Paul Schloetzer, from his sister, Lillian Schloetzer
Photo postcard courtesy of Douglas Lyon.

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Sharon, Barber County, Kansas.

Photo by Ed Rucker, February 2007.
Old Christian Church, Sharon, Barber County, Kansas. February 2007.
Photo courtesy of Ed Rucker.

The Old Baptist Church, now the New Community Church.

Sharon, Barber County, Kansas.

Photo by Ed Rucker, February 2007.
The Old Baptist Church, now being used as the new Community Church. February 2007.
Sharon, Barber County, Kansas.
Photo courtesy of Ed Rucker.

The Old Assembly of God Church.

Sharon, Barber County, Kansas.

Photo by Ed Rucker, February 2007.
The Old Assembly of God Church, Sharon, Barber County, Kansas. February 2007
"I have been told that this building is going to be turned into an antique shop."
Photo and comment courtesy of Ed Rucker.

Saint Boniface Catholic Church.

Sharon, Barber County, Kansas.

Photo by Ed Rucker, February 2007.
Saint Boniface Catholic Church, Sharon, Barber County, Kansas
Photo courtesy of Ed Rucker.

Saint Boniface School, later the Sharon public school.

Sharon, Barber County, Kansas.

Photo by Ed Rucker, February 2007.
Saint Boniface School, later the Sharon public school. Sharon, Kansas.
"The school is no longer in use. When I went to school the building was used for the public grade school
and there was not a Catholic school. The Parish hall is connected to the school." Photo and comment courtesy of Ed Rucker.

Wisner Library, Sharon, Barber County, Kansas.

Photo by Ed Rucker, February 2007.
Wisner Library, Sharon, Barber County, Kansas.
See: Dr. Henry Wisner
Photograph courtesy of Ed Rucker.

Sharon Learning Center, formerly Sharon High School, Sharon, Barber County, Kansas.

CLICK HERE for a list of Sharon High School Graduates, 1914 - 1987.

Photo by Ed Rucker, February 2007.
Sharon Learning Center, formerly Sharon High School, Sharon, Barber County, Kansas.
List of Sharon, Kansas, High School Graduates, 1914 - 1987
Photograph courtesy of Ed Rucker.


The Kansas Gazeteer & Business Directory For 1882-1883

Sharon. A new settlement in the eastern central part of Harper county, 26 miles west of Anthony (ch) and 25 west of Harper, its nearest shipping point. It has a district school, a population of 80, and ships live stock. Land $1.25 per acre. Mail, daily. Mrs. Ollin Cottam, postmaster.

(Contributed by Kim Fowles).


The Kansas Gazeteer & Business Directory For 1888-1889

Sharon. In Barber county, on the AT&SF RR, 11 miles east of Medicine Lodge, the county seat and bank location. It has a church, a district school and a weekly newspaper. Population 250. Exp., W.F & Co. Mail, daily. S.H. Henton, postmaster.

(Contributed by Kim Fowles).


Sharon

Sharon is a smart little town of 200 inhabitants situated on the Medicine Lodge branch of the Santa Fe, eleven miles distant from this city.

It has three good stores, excellent hotel accommodations, a church of the Christian denomination, a handsome and capacious school house. It is surrounded by a fertile scope of country, well adapted to agricultural and stock farming, people by an industrious, thriving and prosperous class of citizens.

Sharon will grow bigger as business expands and the people prosper.

-- "Barber County Townships:, Medicine Lodge Cresset, March 2, 1900. Contributed by Ellen (Knowles) Bisson.


Sharon: city in Barber County, Kansas, town in Schoharie County, New York, and twenty other places. The name is of biblical derivation, from the Hebrew, meaning "a plain". -- The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States by Henry Gannett, 1905.


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