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Located in the heart of the American Heartland, Macksville was founded after a land grant was awarded to namesake George E. Mack after he served in the United States Armed Forces during the Civil War.

In 1877, among other settlers, he pitched his tent in the western part of Stafford County, Kansas.

In addition to donating the sites for a Methodist Church and parsonage, as well as a city park, he also built himself a house with lumber he shipped in.

His appointment as Postmaster was made official on May 26th, 1879.

A plat of the town was created in 1885, and the arrival of the Santa Fe railroad allowed the town to flourish.