Created By: Reno County Museum
Baxterville was located in Valley Township. The town was comprised of eight lots, 80 acres each. It had an engineer and steam plow, a mason and plasterer, a shoemaker and a preacher - the Rev. Smith. A school was across the road and one mile to the west.
In 1885 the Interior Herald had a column on Valley Township, which included the previous descriptions of Baxterville and added, "As to the population, it is not known how many there are here owing to there being so many bachelors."
This point of interest is part of the tour: Reno County Ghost Towns