Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961
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|Fort Atkinson||Ford||1851-11-11||1853-08-22||[The first Fort Atkinson was situated on the Santa Fe Trail about six miles west of present-day Dodge City. In 1853, the troops stationed there were transferred to Walnut Creek (near present-day Great Bend and the post office changed names. The original name was resumed in 1855.] Moved to Walnut Creek. Was also in Washington County for a time.|
|Fort Dodge||Ford||1865-10-24||1868-07-31||Established in Marion County.|
|Fort Dodge||Ford||1872-04-29||1872-09-23||Name change to Dodge City.|
|Gilbert||Meade||1883-01-16||1885-01-13||Moved to Fowler. Established in Clark County. Was also in Ford County for a time.|
|Clark||Clark||1884-07-14||1885-06-26||Name change from Klaine. Moved to Ashland. Established in Ford County.|
|Skidmore||Meade||1884-07-23||1885-07-30||Moved to Meade Center. Established in Ford County.|
|Pearlette||Meade||1879-05-09||1887-01-26||Was also in Ford County for a time.|
|Deep Hole||Clark||1881-05-18||1887-04-19||Was also in Ford County for a time.|
|Carthage||Meade||1885-01-13||1887-04-26||Established in Ford County.|
|Colcord||Ford||1887-04-14||1887-04-29||Name change to Newkirk.|
|Corbitt||Ford||1885-03-09||1887-08-05||Moved to Bucklin. Was also in Edwards County for a time.|
|Lasker||Clark||1886-01-06||1887-10-27||Established in Ford County.|
|Lonelake||Gray||1885-08-31||1887-11-14||Moved to Ensign. Established in Ford County.|
|Newkirk||Ford||1887-04-29||1888-01-11||Name change from Colcord. Moved to Kingsdown.|
|Belle Meade||Meade||1879-08-28||1888-02-20||Was also in Ford County for a time.|
|Hess||Gray||1885-01-16||1890-09-30||Established in Ford County.|
|Vesta||Clark||1885-07-10||1891-03-31||Established in Ford County.|
|Kingsdown||Ford||1888-01-11||1891-12-31||Moved from Newkirk.|
|Klaine||Clark||1883-03-09||1894-07-14||Name change to Clark. Established in Ford County.|
|Bloom||Ford||1892-08-20||1895-06-20||[Never in operation]|
|Manila||Ford||1898-12-15||1899-02-09||[Order of change rescinded]|
|Ford||Ford||1885-02-02||Open in 1961|
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.