Spring Hill, KS
Spring Hill is a city in Johnson and Miami counties in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 5,437. It is part of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. In 1856, James B. Hovey named the community after a town near Mobile, Alabama. Being somewhat enthusiastic in my estimation of its future, it having all advantages of timber and water, and on a line that must be traveled between Olathe and Paola, I concluded to myself, as there was no one else to conclude with, that this was a good place for a town. J.B. Hovey, 1857  The town was incorporated in 1857, and Hovey then served as the towns first postmaster. Also that year, Hovey built the first building in town, the Spring Hill Hotel. The two-story structure, also known as the Old Travelers Rest was located on the highest elevation in town.