Brookville Hotel
The hotel in Brookville

Brookville, Kansas

Founded: 1869
Population: 226
Elevation: 1369 feet
Latitude: 38° 46' 30" N
Longitude: 97° 52' 5" W
School District: USD 307, Ell-Saline
ZIP code: 67425 - Area Code: 913
Saline County
 

        Brookville, located in Saline [SA] County about 15 miles southwest of Salina on KS-140, is a shady little town with several handsome old buildings including the Brookville Hotel.  1996 was the last year the beautiful old stone school was used as a grade school; it had had more than a hundred years of service.  Besides the hotel and school, there are several interesting little shops along Anderson Street.

        KS-140 used to be US-40, an early transcontinental thoroughfare and predecessor to I-70.  Back roads going south out of Brookville tend to be blocked by the Air Force gunnery range.

Dining

The Brookville Hotel for many years was a favorite dining place, offering family style fried chicken in an old [1870] building.  The food was wonderful, the surroundings delightful.  Real Kansans had eaten there at least once.

The restaurant is now closed, in Brookville at least.  Owners Mark and Connie Martin (785-263-2244) have reopened a replica of the hotel in Abilene, one block north of I-70 on Hwy 15.

Lodging

Castle Rock Ranch Bed & Breakfast   (785) 225_6865

Schools

USD 307 Ell-Saline   (785) 827-1121   Fax: (785) 825-7355
1757 N Halstead Rd, Salina, KS 67401-9314
Brookville is part of the Amazing 100 Miles.

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July 4, 2002 / John & Susan Howell / Wichita, Kansas / towns@kslib.info

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