Piedmont, Kansas

Frisco Depot at Piedmont, Kansas.

Frisco Depot at Piedmont, Kansas.

Piedmont, Kansas is an unincorporated community located about eight miles west of Severy in Greenwood County.

Piedmont got its start as a station on the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad. It gained a post office on May 19, 1880. It soon developed into the principal shipping point of the area, moving grain, livestock, and other agricultural products.

By 1910, it boasted several retail businesses, a bank, express and telegraph offices, a money order post office with three rural routes, and about 250 people. However, over the years, Piedmont didn’t grow, and today it is all but a ghost town. It’s schools and businesses are closed, but it still supports a post office, a Methodist Church, and a handful of people.

Old highschool in Piedmont, Kansas by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

Old highschool in Piedmont, Kansas by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

Compiled by Kathy Weiser/Legends of Kansas, updated November 2020.

Also See:

Greenwood County

Kansas Counties

Kansas History

Kansas Places & Destinations

 

Methodist Church in Piedmont, Kansas by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

Methodist Church in Piedmont, Kansas by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

Abandoned Business Buildings in Piedmont, Kansas by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

Abandoned Business Buildings in Piedmont, Kansas by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

 

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