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Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961

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Post Office: All post offices
County: Decatur

Page 1 of 1 showing 38 records of 38 total, starting on record 1

Post Office County Established Discontinued Notes
Mendota  Decatur  1873-04-29  1873-11-13   
Sappa  Decatur  1873-04-29  1878-04-22  Name change to Oberlin.  
Cedar Bluffs  Decatur  1873-12-04  1958-08-31   
Decatur  Decatur  1874-06-22  1897-06-30   
Slab City  Decatur  1874-10-22  1879-10-15  Name change to Jennings.  
Connersville  Decatur  1875-04-21  1883-03-05   
Shibboleth  Decatur  1875-09-15  1904-12-31   
Lyle  Decatur  1877-06-06  1907-01-02   
Oberlin  Decatur  1878-04-22  Open in 1961  Name change from Sappa.  
Toiyabe  Decatur  1879-02-11  1880-12-20  Name change to Allison.  
Saint John  Decatur  1879-03-14  1880-04-30   
Jackson  Decatur  1879-05-07  1889-04-20   
Vallonia  Decatur  1879-07-02  1887-04-26   
Decatur Centre  Decatur  1879-07-07  1880-10-18  Moved to Rufo.  
Bassettville  Decatur  1879-07-30  1908-11-30   
Jennings  Decatur  1879-10-15  Open in 1961  Name change from Slab City.  
Hawkeye  Decatur  1879-11-17  1896-11-30   
Hooker  Decatur  1880-04-30  1907-10-31  Name change from Saint John.  
Rufo  Decatur  1880-10-18  1881-08-01  Moved from Decatur Centre.  
Plato  Decatur  1880-12-13  1883-04-27   
Allison  Decatur  1880-12-20  1919-11-15  Name change from Toiyabe.  
Altory  Decatur  1881-09-13  1887-04-02  Name change to Kanona.  
Sheffield  Decatur  1881-10-03  1881-12-01  Established in Sheridan County.  
Sykes  Decatur  1881-11-18  1883-01-08   
Sheffield  Decatur  1882-06-14  1887-12-20   
Stephen  Decatur  1883-05-23  1888-09-20   
Traer  Decatur  1883-06-25  1971-11-25   
Diggs  Decatur  1884-09-12  1886-05-21   
Norcatur  Decatur  1885-10-30  Open in 1961   
Kanona  Decatur  1887-04-02  1955-03-31  Name change from Altory.  
Dresden  Decatur  1888-10-03  Open in 1961   
Borin  Decatur  1892-04-05  1898-07-30   
Lund  Decatur  1892-06-30  1907-12-14   
Ruth  Decatur  1895-01-07  1904-01-30   
Keith  Decatur  1895-01-26  1899-10-31   
Borin  Decatur  1899-07-13  1899-10-12  [Order of change rescinded]  
Decatur  Decatur  1900-03-08  1900-04-30  [Order of change rescinded]  
Leoville  Decatur  1923-11-21  1980-07-01   

The Kansas Post Offices Database contains information taken from Robert W. Baughman's Kansas Post Offices, May 29, 1828-August 3, 1961, published by the Kansas Postal History Society, an affiliate of the Kansas Historical Society. It includes every known Kansas post office with its dates of operation. These dates can indicate approximately when the town was established and in some cases, when it disappeared.

The name and boundaries of some Kansas counties were still changing up to 1893. If the county where the post office was located changed, or if the town changed its name, this is noted in the "notes" field and you will need to search on the earlier or later names for additional information. If a post office was originally in Kansas Territory but became part of the new Colorado Territory on Feb. 28, 1861, the information given here ends with that date.

The information in the database is current through 3 August 1961. Post office openings, closings, and name changes since that date are currently being researched for addition to the database.

KSHS volunteers Bill and Diana Sowers, Joan Stevenson, and Louis Reed transcribed the information for this database. Melvin Bruntzel researched post-1961 changes.

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