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Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961

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County: Decatur

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Decatur  Decatur  1900-03-08  1900-04-30  [Order of change rescinded]  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Borin  Decatur  1899-07-13  1899-10-12  [Order of change rescinded]  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

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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