Jewell, KS


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Jewell is a city in Jewell County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 432.
The City of Jewell began in 1870 as a large sod enclosure called Fort Jewell. Named in honor of Lieutenant-Colonel Lewis R. Jewell, Sixth Kansas Cavalry, who died November 30, 1862, of wounds received in the battle of Cane Hill, Ark. November 28, 1862. A stone and bronze marker in the square tells the story of Fort Jewell, a sod fort built to protect the citizens from an Indian raid.[citation needed]
A new community center was built in 1999 across from the city park, it features a Public library, American Legion offices and a 4 room hotel.[citation needed]