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PUBLIC NOTICE

The City Council as has passed Ordinance 470 amending Ordinance No. 411,
An Ordinance adopting the International Building Code, 2000 Edition for the
City of Williamsburg, Kansas Amending Section J and O of said Ordinance

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Williamsburg, in the southwest part of Franklin County along Old Hwy 50 and I-35 with a population of 397 was established as a railroad town in 1868.  William Schofield and James F. Dane platted the town, and Schofield promoted a railroad, the Kansas City, Burlington, and Santa Fe, which ran down from Ottawa.  The Dan Fogle fmaily, who arrived in 1869, were important citizens, operating a general store and involving themselve in other local industries, such as coal mining.  At one time the Williamsburg Coal Company had a capacity of 25-30 tons of high grade coal a day which was marketed daily to consumers within a 20 to 50 miles radius.  There are several interesting homes and churches to veiw within the area.  In recent years, a barbeque resturant, Guy & Mae's Tavern, has brought state and regional recognition to the community.  Southwest of Williamsburg stood Silkville, a silk ribbon producing commune founded by Earnest Valeton de Boissiere, a wealthy native of Bordeaux, France.  Mulberry trees, planted to feed the silkworms, can still be seen.

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Hunters Safety Course Offered


Hunters Safety Certification Class is being offered at the Williamsburg Community Building on the evenings of March 12th and 13th and the morning of March 14th.  To sign up please contact Jeff Cakin at 620-450-7192.  Limited Spots Available
Sponsored by the Williamsburg Recreation Commission

Jayhawker Days 2015 Vendor Application


 
Applications are being accepted now for Vendors for the 2015 Jayhawker Days.  Vendors can register by filling out the online form under the Jayhawker Day 2015 Tab at the top of the page.

Williamsburg Rec Summer Baseball Sign Up


The Williamsburg Recreation Commission is accepting Summer Baseball Registration.  Registration form is due back to your child's home school by April 3, 2015.  Registration form is available here.