World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Stull, Kansas

Article Id: WHEBN0006625424
Reproduction Date:

Title: Stull, Kansas  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Douglas County, Kansas, Cemeteries in Kansas, Legend tripping, Lecompton, Kansas, Baldwin City, Kansas
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Stull, Kansas

Stull, Kansas
Unincorporated community
United Methodist Church and Bait Shop in 2009
United Methodist Church and Bait Shop in 2009
Stull is located in Kansas
Stull
Location within the state of Kansas
Coordinates: [1]
Country United States
State Kansas
County Douglas
Elevation[1] 938 ft (286 m)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-68725 [1]
GNIS feature ID 0479114 [1]

Stull is an unincorporated community in Douglas County, Kansas, United States.[1]

Contents

  • History 1
    • 19th century 1.1
    • 20th century 1.2
    • 21st century 1.3
  • Geography 2
  • Stull Cemetery 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • Further reading 6
  • External links 7

History

19th century

Originally called Deer Creek Community,[2] the area was settled mainly by people of German.[2]

20th century

The Stull Church of Christ was started in 1907, and by 1913 a frame church was built in town. A post office was established on April 27, 1899 and was named Stull after the first and only postmaster Sylvester Stull.[3] The post office was discontinued in 1903. In the early 1920s, plans for a bank and an electric railway extension through Lawrence to Emporia were cancelled.

In the early 20th century, Stull suffered two tragedies. A young boy was found burned to death after his father had finished burning a field and a man was found hanging from a tree after going missing.[2]

21st century

The old Evangelical Church, built in 1867, was torn down in March 2002. The church was subject to occult rumors and was often vandalized.[4]

Geography

Stull is located at (38.9711124, -95.4560872),[1] at the corner of North 1600 Road ( CR-442) and East 250 Road ( CR-1023) in Douglas County, which is 7 miles west of Lawrence and 10 miles east of Topeka.

Stull Cemetery

Stull Cemetery in 2007

The Stull Cemetery[5] has gained a dubious reputation due to urban legends involving Satan, the occult, and a purported "gateway to Hell".[6] The 1867 stone church on the north side of the cemetery was knocked down in 2002.[6]

Local police have discouraged curiosity seekers from entering the cemetery, especially on Halloween, and some people have been arrested for trespassing.[7] When the cemetery is closed, trespassing could bring a maximum fine of $1,000 and up to six months in jail.[6]

The band Urge Overkill released Stull EP in 1992, which features the church and a tombstone from the cemetery on the cover.[8] Films whose plot is based on the legends include Sin-Jin Smyth, Nothing Left to Fear, and Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal. The cemetery is the site of the final confrontation of the Apocalypse in the "Swan Song" episode of season five of the television series Supernatural.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) details for Stull, Kansas; United States Geological Survey (USGS); October 13, 1978.
  2. ^ a b c Martha Parker & Betty Laird. Soil of Our Souls: Histories of the Clinton Lake Communities. Parker-Laird Enterprises, 1976, 94-104.
  3. ^ Carpenter, Tim (November 28, 1997). "What's in a name? Key elements of area history". Lawrence Journal-World. pp. 3B. Retrieved 28 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Building's Demolition a Mystery". Lawrence Journal-World. 2002-03-30. 
  5. ^ Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) details for Stull Cemetery, Kansas; United States Geological Survey (USGS); July 22, 2011.
  6. ^ a b c "Hell Hath No Fury". Lawrence.com. 2004-10-26. 
  7. ^ "Legends Linger Around Stull". Lawrence Journal-World. 1999-11-01. 
  8. ^ Urge Overkill - Stull EP - Cover Art.

Further reading

  • The History of Stull, 1857-1976; Stull Bicentennial Committee; 8 pages; 1976.

External links

  • Douglas County Map, KDOT
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.