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Belvue, Kansas
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 39° 12.954 W 096° 10.520
14S E 743867 N 4344538
Quick Description: The small city of Belvue, Kansas, has a population a little over 200.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 8/28/2011 2:20:34 PM
Waymark Code: WMCEB7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 1

Long Description:
The posted coordinates are for the Belvue, Kansas, welcome sign located on the east end of town on Highway 24.

The city of Belvue is located in Pottawatomie County, Kansas. The city currently has a population of approximately 207 people.

"When Belvue was platted.

On March 14, 1871 the village of Belvue had been laid out by Andrew J. Baker and Malcolm Gregory, but their plat was not recorded until May 1, 1871. That same day they deeded to the Belvue Township Company the southeast 40 acres of the land they had purchased from the Santa Fe.

How Belvue got its name:

There is some dispute as to where the name "Belvue" orgininated. Legend has it the town was named for the daughter of Louis Vieux, but there is no evidence that he had a daughter by this name. The same legend says that Belvue's namesake was buried in the old Belvue cemetery southeast of the city, but since this cemetery is no longer in existence, there is no way to check this out.

Another source source says that "Belvue" simply is a French word meaning "beautiful view". Although no one knows for certain where the name origintaed, Mrs. Andrew J. Baker is credited with giving the name to the town."

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